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Older workers: more people and more earnings

Older workers: more people and more earnings

Not only are older workers increasing in number, but their earning power has grown in recent decades. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center, roughly one-in-five Americans ages 65 and older (19%) were employed in 2023 – nearly double the share of those wh ...
The 5 elements of wellbeing

The 5 elements of wellbeing

Through decades-long global studies in partnership with leading economists, psychologists and other scientists, Gallup has discovered five universal elements of wellbeing, that is, distinct facets of life that separate a prosperous individual from one who is struggling or sufferi ...
Finding a preferred working model impacts wellbeing and productivity

Finding a preferred working model impacts wellbeing and productivity

The study “Panorama of corporate well-being”, released by Gympass, found that employees in their preferred working environment report greater well-being at all levels. The finding suggests that location flexibility may be the best approach to supporting workers’ ...
Girls who play, women who lead

Girls who play, women who lead

Amid record-breaking attendance and viewership of women’s sports worldwide, a new survey found that playing competitive sports often helps set women up to have successful careers. The report “Impact of Sports on Women’s Professional Success,” released by Deloitte, reveale ...
Reschedule your meetings now

Reschedule your meetings now

Can the way meetings are scheduled during the day hinder performance at work? A study published by the American Psychological Association reveals that yes, it can. Organizational management scholars in China and the United States found that what has the greatest impact on executi ...
Why employee wellbeing matters

Why employee wellbeing matters

Employees’ expectations about their jobs have fundamentally changed in recent years. According to Gallup’s analysis, many employees now have new and more serious factors to consider when they think about their job, including if their employer cares about their wellbeing. ...
Eight habits to live 20 years longer

Eight habits to live 20 years longer

A recent study involving over 700,000 U.S. veterans reports that people who adopt eight healthy lifestyle habits by middle age can expect to live substantially longer than those with few or none of these habits.  According to the results, men who have all the habits combined at ...
People feel younger than ever, study shows

People feel younger than ever, study shows

Recent research released by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) suggests that people have been feeling “younger” than those who had, in the past, the same chronological age. To reach this conclusion, the authors investigated data from the German Aging Surv ...
Addressing psychosocial risks at work

Addressing psychosocial risks at work

“Australia is leading the way on a new generation of policies aimed at addressing mental health at work.” In a recently published article in Gallup, consultants Camilla Frumar, Patricia Hubbard and Mansi Sachdeva looked at the Australian government’s 2022 announcement o ...
Napping at work: maybe a good idea

Napping at work: maybe a good idea

A study conducted by researchers from American institutions such as MIT, Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania explored the sleep quality of 450 adults in India and found that taking 30-minute naps in the afternoon led to an increase in workers’ productivity ...
The C-suite’s role in well-being

The C-suite’s role in well-being

In a recent survey in collaboration with the independent research firm Workplace Intelligence, Deloitte surveyed 3,150 C-suite executives, managers, and employees across four countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The main finding is that organi ...
Give your business some legs

Give your business some legs

Everyone knows that regular walking is good for your health. But Australian executive Di Westaway argues that leaders who walk outdoors with their employees gain a “superpower” in the workplace: better engagement and productivity rates. According to a Stanford Univers ...
How exercises can boost work performance

How exercises can boost work performance

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Hong Kong indicates that physical exercise can improve performance at work the next day, as a result of increased sleep quality, energy, and ability to concentrate. To reach this conclusion, the scholars analyzed data from app ...
Gen Z: prioritizing mental health is non-negotiable

Gen Z: prioritizing mental health is non-negotiable

A recent survey by TimelyCare, an American firm that offers emotional support to students, revealed that 92% of college students believe employers should offer mental health benefits, and more than a third are prioritizing these companies during their job search. Generation Z is ...
Music as an ally against insomnia

Music as an ally against insomnia

Ten universities and institutions from Europe have already begun a big research project to discover how music affects the brain before and during sleep – and which are the most effective qualities that can be used to induce it. The project, called Lullabyte, intends to study th ...
Children of people with flexible working hours are healthier, more sociable and happier

Children of people with flexible working hours are healthier, more sociable and happier

Psychologists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA) analyzed the relationship between workers and their jobs during the first year of a child’s life, and how this impacts the family. The study — published in Brazil by Valor Econômico newspaper — in ...
Mental health remains a top concern for working women

Mental health remains a top concern for working women

The stigma around workplace mental health remains in evidence, especially for women. The third edition of Deloitte’s Women @ Work: A Global Outlook, a survey of 5,000 women across 10 countries, found some signs of progress in the workplace during the last 12 months, such as the ...
Work in noise or in complete silence? Neither one nor the other

Work in noise or in complete silence? Neither one nor the other

Choosing to work in a library-level silent place instead of a busy coffee shop is certainly better for a healthy workday, right? Not exactly. A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona and the University of Kansas found—at first unsurprisingly—that loud noises at ...
Meditation has same effect as anxiety medication, study suggests

Meditation has same effect as anxiety medication, study suggests

A guided mindfulness-based stress reduction program was as effective as use of the gold-standard drug — the common antidepressant escitalopram — for patients with anxiety disorders, according to results of a first-of-its-kind, randomized clinical trial led by researchers at G ...
The ideal type of office? It is up to you

The ideal type of office? It is up to you

Considering personality of the team when designing work spaces is the key to improve employee focus and happiness, a new study reveals. The research, published in the Journal of Research and Personality, has found that more outgoing people tend to be happier and more focused in o ...
How to improve your mood in the morning

How to improve your mood in the morning

The lifestyle you lead may have a greater impact on your mood than genetic factors. This is the finding of a study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley (USA), and published in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers analyzed the role of genetic versus non-ge ...
What kind of break works for you

What kind of break works for you

Researchers at West University of Timisoara, Romania, have combed through 22 studies conducted in recent years on the benefits of micro-breaks to understand how they should be done. The studies included in the analysis assessed how breaks impacted workers in the United States, th ...
Want to age better? Start with a pet, science suggests

Want to age better? Start with a pet, science suggests

A study conducted by the University of Michigan (USA) found that living with pets can interrupt cognitive decline. About 20,000 people over the age of 50 who underwent brain performance tests every two years between 2010 and 2016 were involved in the survey. The researchers found ...
A simple activity to increase well-being

A simple activity to increase well-being

Research from the University of Essex (UK) has shown that doing gardening-related activities reduces feelings of loneliness and increases overall well-being and life satisfaction. The study was published in the “International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Hea ...
Top wellness trends for 2023

Top wellness trends for 2023

The understanding of health and work is in complete revolution. Not just because last year Burnout Syndrome was classified as an occupational disease — caused by “chronic job stress that has not been successfully managed,” in the words of the World Health Organi ...
Financial sector employees ignore requests to return to the office, study indicates

Financial sector employees ignore requests to return to the office, study indicates

Financial services employees often ignore their companies’ rules about the number of days they must be in the workplace, according to a study sponsored by some of the UK’s largest financial institutions – and published by Financial Times. Conducted by the non-profit ...
Why doctors are about to prescribe surfing and dancing in England

Why doctors are about to prescribe surfing and dancing in England

Teenagers who experience depression and anxiety will be prescribed activities such as surfing, rollerskating and dancing as part of a mental health trial in England. Doctors in 10 regions will have the option to prescribe these activities to people aged 11 to 18.  The partic ...
Happiness at work: a matter for managers

Happiness at work: a matter for managers

Professionals are expecting more from their companies – and particularly from their superiors – to feel happy at work, indicates the 2022 Work Wellbeing Insights survey, commissioned by the job search site Indeed, and investigating how 5,000 professionals in the U.S. market c ...
Volunteering encourages connection and improves employee health

Volunteering encourages connection and improves employee health

Researchers have known for years that our physical and mental well-being improves when we donate our time to helping others. And when we do this through company-sponsored volunteer programs, performance-related outcomes like job satisfaction and commitment to work tasks are also ...
Move just a little more

Move just a little more

The habit of exercising a little every day, unlike what many believed, does not compensate for the physical harm caused by working in a chair all day, for example. A study led by Vahid Farrahi, a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Oulu in Finland, shows that despite the ...
Leaders in Action: Minnie Freudenthal

Leaders in Action: Minnie Freudenthal

Season 2 on the way! Since the work for the second season has begun, the WIN World Newsroom revisits the inspiring stories featured in the first season of Leaders in Action Society. Today: a doctor to improve our way in life. Minnie Freudenthal goes beyond disease, looking f ...
Leaders in Action: Miguel Stanley

Leaders in Action: Miguel Stanley

Season 2 on the way! Since the work for the second season has begun, the WIN World Newsroom revisits the inspiring stories featured in the first season of Leaders in Action Society. Today: a dentist for greater smiles. Miguel Stanley takes us from quality, innovation and ethics ...
Good news: optimism lengthens life

Good news: optimism lengthens life

A study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that higher levels of optimism are associated with longer lifespan and living beyond age 90 in women across racial and ethnic groups. “Alt ...
Doctors to start prescribing walking and cycling in UK

Doctors to start prescribing walking and cycling in UK

Doctors in England will soon be able to prescribe bike rides to improve public health. The UK government announced a £12.7m programme for local authorities to take part in a three-year trial, following a successful pilot in West Yorkshire run by the charity Cycling UK.  From no ...
Why sharpen your brain starting now

Why sharpen your brain starting now

Research conducted by the British university Exeter, in partnership with King’s College London, revealed that solving games that exercise the brain, such as crossword puzzles, can have a positive impact on cognitive aspects such as attention, information processing, and rea ...
Tired at the office? Take some microbreaks

Tired at the office? Take some microbreaks

Is working long hours without leaving the computer synonymous with productivity? Some people think so. However, a study conducted by North Carolina State University, in the United States, and published by Science Daily, points out that taking short breaks during the workday helps ...
Stress among the world’s workers reached an all-time high — again

Stress among the world’s workers reached an all-time high — again

Whether employees are stressed because of work, or their stress is carrying over into work, one thing is clear from the new edition of the State of the Global Workplace report: the world’s employees are feeling even more stressed than they did in 2020 (the previous all-time ...
The health-savvy CEO’s mindset

The health-savvy CEO’s mindset

Health-conscious leaders are reframing well-being at work, after the impacts of the new coronavirus pandemic, which has elevated the topic to the CEO’s urgent attention. A massive study conducted and published by Deloitte shows that the vast majority of the C-suite agree that e ...
Age 45+: an unwarranted bias is at work

Age 45+: an unwarranted bias is at work

Recruiting leaders hold a negative view of older candidates during selections, despite valuing their performance, when hired, as high as that of younger peers. The analysis appears in global research conducted by Generation, a nonprofit organization focused on training and employ ...
The ideal amount of sleep to increasing productivity and well-being

The ideal amount of sleep to increasing productivity and well-being

A study recently published in the journal Nature Aging showed that both insufficient and excessive amounts of sleep contributed to uneven cognitive performance in a middle-aged to the elderly population of nearly 500,000 UK adults. The research aimed to better understand the link ...
Leaders in Action: Garrett McNamara

Leaders in Action: Garrett McNamara

Season 2 on the way! Since the work for the second season has begun, the WIN World Newsroom revisits the inspiring stories featured in the first season of Leaders in Action Society. Today: a fierce surfer with a cool mind. Garrett McNamara goes from childhood influences to t ...
The global call for more mental health support

The global call for more mental health support

The explosion of awareness around mental health is driving people globally to demand that employers and schools step up and provide more support. Since work and school are the places where people spend the most time outside their family life, the 2022 edition of Global Learner Su ...
Mental health support increasing, but workers still struggle

Mental health support increasing, but workers still struggle

The availability of organizational programs to support employee well-being has significantly increased in just the last year, a new survey led by Conference Board reveals. But that still doesn’t mean effectiveness. “The increased focus on mental health and well-being in t ...
Work-Life Balance: the countries that are leading the way

Work-Life Balance: the countries that are leading the way

How much time of your week do you spend working? The amount people spend (not) at the office is one of the most important aspects of a healthy work-life balance. According to the OECD, “evidence suggests that long working hours can harm personal health, compromise safety an ...
Four-day week beyond offices: the debate reaches teachers’ health

Four-day week beyond offices: the debate reaches teachers’ health

As companies around the world discuss the adoption of a shorter working week — many countries are already implementing the model as a pilot test — the debate is also reaching the educational level.  Recent studies have pointed to burnout in Britain’s overworked ...
World Health Day: why it is so important to understand the big picture

World Health Day: why it is so important to understand the big picture

Over the past two years, we have all experienced a whirlwind of changes, unlike anything our generations have known. The global pandemic and resulting emergency lockdowns have impacted daily life in unprecedented ways, dramatically changing numerous dimensions of life, from our p ...
Health Now: why should it be a priority for corporations?

Health Now: why should it be a priority for corporations?

“When people feel inspired, motivated and supported in their work, they do more work – and that work is significantly less stressful on their overall health and wellbeing”, the recent Gallup’s report ‘Employee Burnout: Causes and Cures’ has found. The current ...
Stress x health: how companies can help their teams

Stress x health: how companies can help their teams

Managing stress and feeling happier at work. More than ever, it has become an imperative to be achieved.  The psychologist Antonija Pacek, Creativity and Innovation Practice Leader for Global Success Advisors and MEA Business Group, approaches the topic with a questioning ga ...
Another cup of coffee? A daily habit that benefits your overall health

Another cup of coffee? A daily habit that benefits your overall health

By Mayra Coelho We all know that coffee is a beloved beverage for many people around the world. As the second largest commodity traded on a global scale, coffee is part of the quotidian for most of us depending on a daily cup to get the day started. Its stimulating properties tha ...
ON THE RECORD #4

ON THE RECORD #4

4th episode is out! This month, a very special editorial meeting: Happy Conference 2022 is coming! Why is talking about health in organizations so imperative and urgent? By the way, are you the leading figure in managing your own health? How does your company deal with the topic? ...
Human brain keeps ‘sharp’ until age 60, research shows

Human brain keeps ‘sharp’ until age 60, research shows

The brain remains sharp into middle age, contrary to popular assumptions that mental processing speed slows after the 20s and 30s. This is what research published in the journal Nature Human Behavior suggests. The study of 1.2 million people, ages 10 to 80, found that mental spee ...
The global run to end pandemic this year

The global run to end pandemic this year

According to the UN, the COVID-19 pandemic could be defeated in 2022, but only if vaccines, tests and treatments are made available to all people. World leaders are calling for $23 billion to support the ACT-Accelerator, a landmark collaboration that makes the goods accessible to ...
The ‘anti-burnout’ leadership

The ‘anti-burnout’ leadership

Do leaders who build a sense of shared social identity in their teams thereby protect them from the adverse effects of workplace stress? According to the global research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, yes. The study, conducted ...
Working life is getting shorter

Working life is getting shorter

At least in Europe, where people are living longer, but spending fewer years working. For the first time since 2000, the expected average duration of working life has dropped. Data from 2020 shows that the expected average duration of working life for 15-year olds in the European ...
Five consumer behaviors that are reshaping food market

Five consumer behaviors that are reshaping food market

60% of global consumers are planning to improve their overall health and wellness in the next 12 months. That’s what Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the largest multinationals in the food processing industry, has found out in recent research. According to the repor ...
Burnout: officially an occupational syndrome (to look after)

Burnout: officially an occupational syndrome (to look after)

Since January 1 (2022), the new classification of the World Health Organization (WHO), the ICD 11, is in effect. In practice, it means that it is provided the same labor and social security rights of other employment-related illnesses. As a result, burnout is now treated differen ...
Predictability at work improves health and well-being, research says

Predictability at work improves health and well-being, research says

Alongside wages, work schedules are a fundamental component of job quality. A study conducted by professors from the University of California and Harvard Kennedy School found that a Seattle ordinance requiring more notice in scheduling for hourly workers resulted in more predicta ...
New Year’s wishes at work: mental health

New Year’s wishes at work: mental health

Mental health is a worrying factor for most respondents of recent research on the expectations of professionals about the future of work. 44% of them are highly concerned about whether the amount of work will affect people’s mental health in the coming years. Another 43% hi ...
New insights found about the “second brain” in our gut

New insights found about the “second brain” in our gut

Known for its enteric nervous system (ENS), scientists have found that the digestive tract is connected to a vast network of neurons distributed from the esophagus to the last parts of the intestine. It works like an extension of the brain, which, beyond the skull, coordinates th ...
Office air quality may affect employees’ cognition and productivity

Office air quality may affect employees’ cognition and productivity

A study published in Environmental Research Letters points out that the air quality inside an office can have significant impacts on the cognitive function of employees, including response times and the ability to focus. Furthermore, it can also affect workers’ productivity. Th ...
Pandemic accelerates structural changes across health ecosystem

Pandemic accelerates structural changes across health ecosystem

Intensified by the health crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, challenges — such as new consumer habits, the demand for digital transformation — also present an opportunity for organizational leaders to bring about necessary changes to the entire ecosystem. Delo ...
9 business practices for improving safety and health through supply chains

9 business practices for improving safety and health through supply chains

Meaningful initiatives have been developed to address the various facets of a safe and healthy working environment, including monitoring, compliance, and remediation. However, there is no zero risk-injury working environment. Robust occupational safety and health (OSH) laws and p ...
Workplace mental health at a catalytic point in time

Workplace mental health at a catalytic point in time

Researchers who conducted a study on the prevalence of mental health challenges and stigma in U.S. workplaces in 2019 have now updated the report analyzing 2020’s events effects, and how the pandemic has sparked, if not demanded, a shared empathy for mental health and a collect ...
Women who breastfeed are more protected against Alzheimer’s, study says

Women who breastfeed are more protected against Alzheimer’s, study says

New research by the University of California (UCLA), published in the scientific journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, found that women over the age of 50 who breastfed are less at risk of developing cognitive problems, including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the s ...