New ESRC- funded research shows that if you live in an isolated rural area you are likely to concentrate better than if you live in a city.
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An evaluation of home-working showed a dramatic increase in employee performance and reduction in staff turnover, according to findings from a team including Professor Nicholas Bloom from ESRC's Centre for Economic Performance.
Politicians will find it hard to persuade voters to trust them more because there's a big gap between the kinds of behaviour the two camps think of as unethical, according to new research.
As we enter Climate Week, poll results have revealed that public concern about environmental issues and climate change has sunk to a 20-year low since the beginning of the global financial crisis.
Linguistic studies show that women in senior management think hard about what they say and how they say it.
The Visualisation and Other Methods of Expression (VOME) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of Safer Internet Day.
The amount that people give to charity is highly dependent on income, according to ESRC-supported research. Results from a game study suggests that donor level of income is vital in determining charitable donations.
Research looking at how banks and other financial firms have begun to address the problems of risk culture has found that change is underway, with new programmes and experiments in risk management.
The Home Office has launched a consultation on measures to reduce alcohol consumption. But what are the most effective interventions? ESRC-funded researchers have explored the motivations and measures connected to binge drinking.
Interruptions are a common phenomenon in the workplace, with office workers frequently distracted by the conversations of their chatty neighbours. New ESRC-funded research has found that being interrupted whilst reading caused on average a 17 per cent increase in reading time.