This week’s must-reads: The Power of the Dissenting Voice

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

Handling Life Transitions: Interview with Bruce Feiler (NirAndFar) I interviewed Bruce Feiler about his new book Life is in the Transitions.

Working from home and feel like you’re working all the time? Here’s what to do (Ideas.Ted.com) Four tips to help you manage working from home burnout.

How to intentionally build break times into your workday (Fast Company) From lunch hours to afternoon breathers, here’s how to make space for some mind-clearing time.

It’s Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time (Bloomberg) Great scientific and technological progress is often accompanied by social upheaval.

What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work (The New Yorker) The issue of how to encourage workplace positivity raises the problem of possibly suppressing freedom of expression.

The Power of the Dissenting Voice (MoretoThat) The pressure of social conformity is powerful enough to disconnect one’s rational faculties. One dissenting voice can empower you to go with your gut.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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