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Do me a favour, fix return to work

Dr Mary Wyatt and Stefanie Garber

People respond to positive acts with positive deeds of their own. Increased positive experiences could boost return to work rates.

Imagine a return to work system where everyone worked together, helped one another and focused on positive outcomes. Sound appealing? You could help make this dream a reality by doing good deeds for others in the system. Research into a concept called “positive reciprocity” suggests that people tend to respond to generosity with even grander gestures of their own. An experiment by researcher Dennis T. Regan from Cornell Un...

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