News briefs (July 16, 2001)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/10/2001

AN ANSWER FOR THE BLUES? WORK

Calgary — Contrary to popular wisdom about happy workers being more productive, new research from the University of Alberta suggests sad workers are actually far more productive. The authors of the study suggest it’s because sad people concentrate on their work in order to distract themselves from negative thoughts. The authors don’t suggest bosses try to make workers unhappy, rather employers should use the possibility of employees feeling better through their work as a motivational force.

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