- Add humour: The next time you have a team meeting, tell a joke. You and your colleagues are more likely to be productive, to collaborate and to praise each other after laughing together, a recent study shows.
- Stay positive: Complaining in the office could hurt your chances of progress. A US study shows a negative attitude can increase your risk of fatigue and make you less productive than your colleagues.
- Raise your voice: Speaking in a steady, higher-pitched voice can help you appear more powerful, as long as you vary the volume you speak at, shows a study published in the journal Psychological Science. So don’t just yell.
Words by: Emma Clifton
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