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Is the average office worker only productive for 3 hours a day?

A recent answer on StackExchange linked to a blog post claiming that: Research suggests that in an eight-hour day, the average worker is only productive for two hours and 53 minutes. According ...
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Do longer work weeks result in less productivity for knowledge workers?

There are lot of articles on the internet that talk about diminishing productivity in relation to overtime and include graphs like the following: but I cannot seem to find a reputable and scientific ...
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Are 'user-adjustable' thermostats in offices usually 'dummies'?

An example here at WSJ and here, but seen around the internet (often grouped together with anecdotes about dummy "walk" buttons and elevator "close door" buttons): Looking for an ...
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Does “dressing for the job you want” help promotion?

There is a saying: Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. I have always understood this as implying that this is a way to help attain "the job you want". This article references a ...
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Do mangakas have long work hours?

I've found several sources that explain that mangakas (manga artists) have to work insanely long hours to meet their deadlines. In this Quora answer, an assistant mangaka claims: We were well-paid,...
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Can classes reduce unconscious racial bias?

Recently on PBS Newshour there was a segment about Silicon Valley and their attempts to hire more diverse employees. A focus of the segment was employee training seminars about unconscious biases--...
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Is Alnatura preventing unionizing of its workers?

Alnatura is a German producer of organic food. The German newspaper taz has repeatedly claimed that Alnatura is trying to prevent the forming of a Betriebsrat (Works council). In October of 2015, ...
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Do single, childless women earn more than their male counterparts in urban USA?

The Daily Wire has a 2016 article that claims that women are not victims of pay discrimination. The general topic is covered by a relation question here: Are women underpaid relative to men? However, ...
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Does prison work reduce recidivism?

I'm having difficulty finding statistics comparing the recidivism rates of regular prisoners and the ones that worked while serving the sentence. I can't remember where but I've read that "specialists ...
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Span of Control: 5-7 direct subordinates of one manager

I keep hearing about "ideal" number of direct subordinates, which is 5 to 7. It's also called "Span of control" Span of control, also known as span of management, is a human resources management ...