In life you have certain expectations of the people around you and so the people you work with. Cooperation, law-abiding, honesty, loyalty to the company and loyalty in general are some characteristics you may expect from your co-workers. Of course envy, competition, egoism and even bullying may occur. Although sometimes these traits can cause severe problems, to some extent they can be dealt with. But when you are involved with a psychopath, it is a whole different story!
As a new year has begun, questions arise about what it will bring us. One thing, however, can be said for certain: 2015 could become an important year in the transition to a more sustainable world. With three high-level meetings this year, a big step could be made in achieving more sustainable economic growth. What is exactly at stake?
Do you recognize the feeling that you don’t want to work? Sometimes you just cannot remember why you have to work except earning some money. Dan Ariely gives us the answer to the question why people work, even if they have plenty of money.
Future technological improvements will have a big impact on our societies and the economic models we use to distribute our wealth. For instance, which effects will the further use of robots in the production process mean in the lower end of the labor market? How will we distribute the further abundance due to further automation?
A serious price increase of airfare tickets is shown during the holidays in December, says Alexandra Talty in Forbes magazine. This is not surprising, but paying 40% more for a ticket for flying to your family for Christmas than when you would go two weeks earlier is quite a lot. The reasoning behind the higher prices seems logical to us: people have to be at a certain place at a certain date and time and therefore are willing to pay more.