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There are a fair few myths floating around about what “makes” the ideal workplace. Well, it might be more accurate to call them half-truths; while research has certainly uncovered various tips and tricks, the exact recipe for creating the “best workplace on Earth” remains elusive.

This hasn’t prevented academics Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones from looking for it – and reporting their findings in Harvard Business Review. Here is an insight into the ingredients you should consider pouring into your workplace stew, though incorporating all of them could prove challenging.