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The Economist: The benefits of part-time work

How much work is good for our mental health, asks The Economist article. Apparently, one day a week is enough. “We found that people working reduced working hours or being furloughed do not have poorer mental health,” says the study…

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The Guardian: Make mine a micro-job! Why working one day a week is the secret of happiness

A coverage of work from the 'Employment Dosage' project led by Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School. The study suggests that working just one day of work per week is beneficial…

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The Guardian: Happiness? There’s an app for that

Two Cambridge MBA teams took part in an Adobe design competition focusing on mental health and wellness in education. One team came up with the idea for the Grow app where students indicate how happy they are on a scale…

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Strategy+Business: How to create happier employees

Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses well-being initiatives in companies and how they can be improved. Such initiatives are a good start, Jochen says, but often they don’t make a huge difference:…

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NDTV: Emotions instrumental in employee productivity

People are more productive if they’re happy at work, but investing in wellbeing programmes is not enough, says Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge. "The very fact that many organisations now 'invest in happiness' means…

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Emotions can help make work meaningful

Dr Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks that emotions matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour. His studies bring nuance to our understanding of how employees wish to feel at work. It is important for people to feel…

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2018 Brainfood: Emotions can help make work meaningful.

My Science: How emotions shape our work life

Emotions can make a difference in employee work performance and behaviour, says Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School. "When it comes to how people feel in a business, many point to the leader.…

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Collective feelings matter

Study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School says employees feel worse at work in less consumer-centric industries such as manufacturing, with consequences for workplace strain and absenteeism. Employees at less consumer-focused industries such as manufacturing feel…

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Stuff: ‘Emergency’ funds can make people happy

A study co-authored by Joe Gladstone, PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that having an emergency fund makes people feel happier. "Individuals who have ample cash available to them as a buffer may feel more secure in their…

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