Want a pay raise? Keep on the right side of your boss

Express:

Be careful to stand upright next time your boss asks you how much you should be paid. If you are leaning to the left you will be putting a lower value on your worth.

Fascinating new research has found body posture affects decision-making, and people who physically lean to the left are more likely to underestimate figures.

Researchers found that covertly manipulating the tilt of the body influences people’s estimates of sizes, numbers and percentages.

They got 33 students to stand on Wii balance boards that imperceptibly manipulated their posture to tilt left or right or stay upright while questions appeared on a screen.

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