Encouraging Positive Communication

Q. How can I help employees experience more positive communication and less negativity with one another?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy ‘effective’ for health anxiety

New research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective at reducing health anxiety in medical patients, compared with standard care. This is according to a study published in The Lancet. Researchers from the UK, led by Professor Peter Tyrer from Imperial College London, say an additional benefit of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is that […]

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EAP Can Help Employee Job Performance

Q. I’ve an employee who’s shy and refuses requests to speak in public. I’ve accommodated the employee’s fear until recently, but it’s now time to intervene because public speaking is part of the job description. Should I make a referral to the EAP now, or wait until the task is refused once more?

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Forget Work Life Balance – Seven Paradigm Shifts for The New 24/7 Normal

Is the work life juggle driving you insane?  The reality of life is that we have a “new normal”. Five trends create this new normal:  Technology enables us to be always connected  There are fewer people needing to do more work Globalization and speed of information flow demands 24/7 responsiveness The speed of change is […]

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Deadlines Motivate Employee Behavior Changes

Q. What more can supervisors do to improve the likelihood that an employee will make desired changes in behaviors or improved productivity without threatening the employee?

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Meditation has ‘some benefit against anxiety, depression and pain’

A review of the published scientific evidence has found that relaxation programs involving meditation offer a small benefit to people with a medical condition, including effects against depression similar in size to those achieved with antidepressant drugs. The systematic review, published in the internal medicine version of Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed the […]

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Managers Influence Employee Behavior

Q. How can supervisors help ensure that employees will demonstrate high levels of productivity on the job and the least amount of counterproductive work behaviors?

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Risk of Depression May Rise With Too Much or Too Little Sleep

Getting appropriate amount of shuteye is an investment in mental health, researchers report WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Too much or too little sleep can increase the risk of depression, according to two new studies. Inappropriate amounts of sleep may activate depression-related genes, researchers report in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal […]

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Leading Safety in a Downturn

Q. Many employees are concerned about the economy, but it isn’t practical to recommend everyone to the EAP. My concern is risk of accidents or injury from distractions and stress. Are these valid concerns?

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