Today’s Solutions: October 25, 2021

Worklife

Learn about how you can achieve a better work-life balance, and check out the latest news about the world of work, including advancements on ideas like the four-day work week and universal basic income.

Is group or individual work more productive? Here’s what science says

Are you a group project person or do you prefer to fly solo? We all have our work preferences, but what does science say about teamwork and productivity? A new study conducted by Quartz aims to answer the question of which tasks should be done as a team and which are more efficiently accomplished Read More...

5 Strategies to cope with work-induced anxiety

For those who live in seasonal parts of the country, working from home may start feeling more confining as the days get colder and darker, preventing us from opening our windows or from setting up our office on our sunny balconies and backyards. This may make us more susceptible to anxiety and Read More...

Train your brain: 9 ways to improve focus

When working or taking classes from home, it’s easy to find yourself distracted by your phone, pets, or a fridge full of snacks. Training your brain to stay focused will help you remain productive throughout the day and achieve your goals more efficiently. If you’re having a tough time staying Read More...

Nobel prize awarded for work demonstrating benefits of raising minimum wage

US-based economist David Card is one of this year’s recipients of the Nobel prize for economics, awarded for his work which helps answer one of the field’s most contested ideas surrounding minimum wage. ​​Card is Canadian born but based at the University of California, Berkeley. So what Read More...

5 Ways digital nomads can cultivate a sense of home while on the road

Digital nomadhood has been on the rise since before the pandemic, which only accelerated the shift from working in traditional offices to location-independent remote work that relies only on a good internet connection. As we adapt to the Covid-19 virus, remote workers everywhere are likely Read More...

Belgium considers implementing a 4-day work week

We recently shared the results of the largest ever trial of a four-day working week in Iceland, which researchers hailed as an “overwhelming success." Now, inspired by those findings, Belgium is considering implementing the idea as part of a broader set of labor market reforms. According to Read More...

New app helps combat workplace misconduct in UK entertainment industry

It’s no secret that the film, television, and entertainment industries all over the world have a deep-set culture of workplace sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination. A huge detriment to the eradication of these serious issues is the shame and humiliation that plague people who suffer Read More...

3 Strategies to dodge remote work burnout

The pandemic has forced many of us to adjust to working remotely, which has its benefits, but also comes with its unique obstacles. One of the most obvious is the lack of physical delineation between personal and professional life, which hinders workers from effectively separating themselves Read More...

OSHA moves to increase extreme heat protection for workers

A recent investigation by NPR and Columbia Journalism Investigations found that climate change is contributing to a dramatic rise in preventable worker deaths from high temperatures, an issue that disproportionately affects workers of color. To address this, the current administration issued a Read More...

Find joy in your workday again with these four strategies

Most of us have experienced at least one bout of burnout while working through a global pandemic, and when you look into the research surrounding stress and isolation, it’s no surprise that we’re not feeling as fulfilled at work these days. Research has shown that social isolation can Read More...