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Spending Time in Nature Makes People Feel More Alive

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ScienceDaily (June 4, 2010) — Feeling sluggish? The solution may require getting outside the box -- that big brick-and-mortar box called a building.

Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, finds a series of studies published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology. And that sense of increased vitality exists above and beyond the energizing effects of physical activity and social interaction that are often associated with our forays into the natural world, the studies show.

VIDEO: Elling Hamso's update on ROI at MPI EMEC in Malage 2010.

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Video interview by MEETINGS:review in 2010.
Elling Hamso update on ROI and its growing impact and importance during and after the recession.

Wash Away Your Doubts When You Wash Your Hands

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Wash Away Your Doubts When You Wash Your Hands

ScienceDaily (May 7, 2010)

That's the key finding of a University of Michigan study published in the current (May 7) issue of Science.

The study, conducted by U-M psychologists Spike W. S. Lee and Norbert Schwarz, expands on past research by showing that hand-washing does more than remove the guilt of past misdeeds.

Life Span Development and Lifelong Learning

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'Development' is one of those familiar concepts that seeps almost unnoticed into the conversations of educators. They are self-evidently concerned with the development of people. But what is development? Are there particular stages that we pass through in our life course?
contents • introduction • development • stages • gender, culture and political convenience • life events • conclusion • further reading and references

Sustainable Learning In Meetings

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Introduction    - fyi: 'Introduction' is part one of 8 sections in the whole article -    Research pertaining to learning styles suggests that it is important to first define learning and then styles of learning. According to B. F. Skinner (1974), learning is any change in behavior. Harasyrn, Leong, Lucier, and Lorsheider (1995) define learning as "a relatively permanent change in performance by an individual" (Section s, p. 56).

Follow the leader: How those in charge make themselves known

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Follow the Leader: How Those in Charge Make Themselves Known

ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2010) — Do you find yourself leading groups, or are you naturally more comfortable following others? New research shows that if you want to be a leader you're better off at the edges of a crowd, and not in the middle of the action.

Powering meetings towards an effective experience and networking booster

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Allan and Barbara Pease remind us that 80% of men can do only one thing at a time. So what about all those speakers showing slides, overloaded with text, while they keep on talking?

And the movie industry proves us that it is possible to keep an audience attention during 2 hours non-stop. So, what is their secret?

'Meeting effectiveness' is very much under attack today. How can we change meetings into an effective and motivating experience?  


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