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What Increases the Odds of Happiness

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What types of people are more likely to be happy? A new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper called "International Happiness," by economists David G. Blanchflower of Dartmouth College in the U.S. and Andrew J. Oswald  of the University of Warwick in England, offers some insights.

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Empowering Employees to Prevent Disaster

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Could BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill been prevented if workers on the oil rig had felt more empowered to report problems? That's a question raised by Rick Wartzman, executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, in an interesting column recently published by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Motivated to Innovate

Courtesy of IBM. Looking to spark innovation in your R&D work force? Look for employees who are motivated by intellectual challenge—but not by job security. Henry Sauermann, an assistant professor of strategic management at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Wesley M. Cohen, the Frederick C.

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More companies seek creative alternatives to layoffs

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In this downturn, some companies are trying cost-cutting measures such as reducing workweeks, offering or requiring unpaid time off, or cutting executive compensation.

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Motivated to innovate

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Looking to spark innovation in your R&D workforce? Look for employees who are motivated by intellectual challenges — but not by job security.

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