Maximizers and Satisficers: Which One Are You and What Does It Mean?

Decision making is an unavoidable feature of our lives. However, researchers have found that some of us are better at it than others. Psychologists have grouped people into two distinctive categories: maximizers and satisficers. In this post, we look at the meaning behind the terms ‘maximizer’ and ‘satisficer’. And help…

FOBO: The Reason You Struggle with Making Decisions and How to Overcome It

I’m sure that you have all heard of Fomo, or the ‘fear of missing out’, but have you heard about the ‘fear of better options’ (Fobo)? Fobo is consuming many of our thought patterns and affecting our behavior for the worst. The more anxious sister of Fomo, Fobo is attributed…

What Is Projection Bias and How to Avoid It at Work

What you believe is true and what is actually true may not be the same thing, and this can lead us to projection bias. When you’re working on an important project or just working with others, it’s important to understand other people are different from ourselves. If we are focused…

The Backfire Effect: Why Is It So Difficult for Us to Change Our Minds?

We all suffer from biases in our own thinking, but the backfire effect is one of the most counterintuitive. What Is the Backfire Effect? Most of us tend to question our beliefs when we find evidence which doesn’t agree with them. The natural response to differing information is to adjust…

4 Leadership Styles and Examples Where They Can Be Used

Are you effectively leading people or not using the right leadership styles when needed? You can probably think back to certain leaders in your life and the leadership styles they used. An effective leader can manage people effortlessly without having to be overbearing or ruthless. The best leaders are the…

What Is Swedish Death Cleaning and Why You Should Practice It at Any Life Stage

If you're looking for more organization in your life, you need to look into Swedish Death Cleaning. This might be a brand new phrase to you, but it's one that's worth getting familiar with. Swedish Death Cleaning has to do with organization, and I'm sure you could use more of…

How to Deal with Job Burnout and Achieve Work-Life Balance

Technically speaking, burnout implies the cessation of operation of a jet or a rocket engine. Projecting this definition onto the office landscape, job burnout closely relates to work stress. Indeed the term ‘burnout’ in this context was first introduced by Freudenberger (1974). He pointed to the occupational hazards professionals are…