A lot of people listen to music to help them relax, but the question is, what song is best for the job? It turns out, science has the answer. According to researchers from Mindlab International, one song was better than all others at making us relax: “Weightless,” by Marconi Union. The song reduced anxiety in study participants by 65 percent and produced a 35 percent reduction in overall physiological resting rate. And it’s no coincidence – the band actually worked with sound therapists while crafting the song. And if you want an entire playlist, researchers put together a list of ten songs for your listening – or relaxing – pleasure.
Love this interview with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, in which he lets loose with some major advice for tech companies. After noting how many high-profile executives and employees are leaving big tech companies in Silicon Valley, Benioff diagnosed the problem – and the solution. “In technology over the last two decades, the most important thing has been the idea. That is, the best idea wins,” he told Cramer. “That has been what gets you funded, that’s how you grow your company, that’s been your highest value: the best idea wins. No longer true. The current highest value is trust, and if trust is not your highest value, if the most important thing to you and your company is not trust, you need to look again.”
Everybody suffers from “imposter syndrome” at some point. And this can have real consequences for businesses. But, as Macy Bayern points out, there are certain things workplaces can do to help their employees move past it and be their best and most productive selves.