by Sarah Thurber
A recent study on health and wellbeing from the University of Waterloo reported a surprising discovery: People with the longest commutes have the lowest life satisfaction. Apparently, the daily stress of a long commute can erode our sense of wellbeing.
Most of us think of a commute as the physical distance between home and work. But what if a commute also includes the mental distance we have to travel from our cognitive “home base” to work?
New research from FourSight suggests this may be the case.
In an upcoming article in the Journal of Creative Behavior, researchers Puccio, Acar and Miller looked at what kind of thinkers are attracted to what kind of work. Based on more than 22,000 thinking profiles in the FourSight database, the researchers found some distinct patterns: The field of finance seems to attract people who have a high preference for clarifying facts, while advertising attracts people who prefer idea generation. The field of IT seems to attract … Read the full article.