Co-authors of a new paper argue that negative emotions – if leveraged in the right way – can help teams adapt. They make their case by dissecting scenes from three blockbuster movies, each of which represent a different type of team and threat.
Workplace accidents are most likely to occur in moderately dangerous settings
Although some people might expect very dangerous jobs to be associated with the highest incidence of workplace accidents, a new study finds that accidents are actually most likely to occur within moderately dangerous work environments.
Meet your new AI colleague; Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor studies working with digital humans
With rapid progress in computer graphics and advancements in artificial intelligence, human faces are now being put on chat bots and other computer-based interfaces with customers, employees, and others. Coined “digital humans,” they mimic people as they are used as sales assistants, corporate trainers and even social media influencers
Workplace Negotiation Workshop March 9-10 in Washington, D.C.
UMD Smith faculty experts Vijaya Venkataramani and Rellie Derfler-Rozin will lead participants through experiential exercises and real-life simulations covering a broad spectrum of workplace negotiation situations in a workshop-based professional certificate course.
GW Expert Available: Returning to Work Plays Important Role in Revitalizing Downtowns
Despite more and more companies issuing return to work mandates, many employees are still working from home and some experts worry how those policies are impacting urban economies. This week, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called on the Biden administration to end teleworking policies for federal employees, asking the White House…
GW Expert Available: What should businesses do to protect employees during the winter surge of COVID-19 & the flu?
The winter surge of COVID-19, the flu and other viruses is here and it’s top of mind as people prepare to see loved ones during the holiday season. As more workers are now spending more time in the office, what…
Making science more accessible to people with disabilities
The pandemic prompted workplace changes that proved beneficial to people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM), but there’s fear that these accommodations will be rolled back. With International Day of Persons with Disabilities taking place on Dec. 3, a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York is calling for ways to make work in STEMM more accessible.
Demand for remote work remains high, despite companies rolling back virtual work arrangements
More job seekers are applying for remote positions, despite more companies choosing to bring their workers back into the office and roll back virtual work arrangements. According to a report by The Washington Post, fifty percent of job applications submitted on LinkedIn…
Is transparency the right path to equal pay?
An Arizona State University business professor examines how a new law in the United Kingdom deals with gender pay gap, and whether it can benefit the American workforce.
Return-to-work deadlines spark faceoffs for flexible work
Apple employees are pushing back on the company’s forthcoming policy requiring workers to be in the office three days a week, launching a petition to demand more flexible working arrangements. Apple is just one of many companies calling for a…
APA poll shows employees plan to seek workplaces with mental health supports
Eight in 10 U.S. workers say that how employers support their employees’ mental health will be an important consideration when they seek future job opportunities, while 71% believe their employer is more concerned about the mental health of employees now than in the past, according to a survey from the American Psychological Association.
Study: Robots driving U.S. co-workers to substance abuse, mental health issues
A University of Pittsburgh study suggests that while American workers who work alongside industrial robots are less likely to suffer physical injury, they are more likely to suffer from adverse mental health effects — and even more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol.
NCCN Policy Summit Speakers Say Flexibility in Supporting and Accommodating Cancer Patients and Caregivers Helps Workplaces Thrive
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) convened an oncology policy summit in Washington D.C. on building a workplace that includes support for people with cancer and their caregivers. The program, which also featured a virtual attendance option, examined how workplace norms and expectations have changed in recent years, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gratitude Expressions Between Co-Workers Improve Cardiovascular Responses to Stress
A study from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management finds teammates who thanked each other before performing a high-stress task had a better cardiovascular response compared to teams who did not express gratitude. The enhanced cardiovascular response leads to increased concentration, more confidence, allowing individuals to give their peak performance.
Women resent compliments about communality at work
Women feel more frustrated than men by the gendered expectations placed on them at work, even when those expectations appear to signal women’s virtues and are seen as important for workplace advancement, according to new Cornell University research.
7 Ways To Harness The Power of Diversity
What is one way to harness the power of diversity and dispel myths and stereotypes in the workplace?
To help you dispel myths and stereotypes in the workplace, we asked CEOs and business leaders this question for their best insights.
Women are more reluctant than men to ask for deadline extensions
Women are less likely than men to ask for more time to complete projects with adjustable deadlines at work or school, new research finds. Compared to men, women were more concerned that they would be burdening others by asking for an extension, and that they would be seen as incompetent, the study showed.
What organizations get wrong about interruptions at work
It comes as no surprise that being interrupted at work by other people can have negative effects, like lowered productivity. But a study shows an upside to these interruptions at work: increased feelings of belonging.
Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300 per cent
stressful workplace can take its toll on our mental health, and new evidence published in the British Medical Journal backs up this belief. A year-long population study by the University of South Australia reveals that toxic workplaces can increase full time workers’ risk of depression by 300 per cent.
Study: Managers who listen attract top talent
Managers who are open to employee input are more likely to attract workers from other units in their organizations, according to a new Cornell University study.
ASU health economist studies effects of mental illness disclosure in the workplace
A person with a serious mental illness must confront the difficult decision of whether to reveal their disorder in their workplace. Disclosing their diagnosis might create stigma, but it could also mean additional support. Adding to the delicate balancing act…
Star employees get most of the credit and blame while collaborating with non-stars
Star employees often get most of the credit when things go right, but also shoulder most of the blame when things go wrong, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Granting TPS not a silver bullet for Venezuelans in the U.S.
This week, the Biden administration authorized Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible Venezuelans living in the United States. The 18-month reprieve from deportation also makes it possible for beneficiaries to apply for work authorization. Shannon Gleeson, professor of labor relations,…
On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic in the U.S., experts @JohnsHopkins can speak about the implications of WFH and SchoolFH on the future of work and education.
The United States is approaching the one-year anniversary of the pandemic forcing the closure of offices and schools across the country, launching millions of Americans into remote work and schooling. Johns Hopkins University experts who have been studying the short…
Star employees get most of the credit – and blame
Working with a “star” employee – someone who demonstrates exceptional performance and enjoys broad visibility relative to industry peers – offers both risks and rewards, according to new research from the Cornell University’s ILR School.
Want to hire more women? Expand your short list
As more male-dominated industries look for ways to hire women, new Cornell University research offers employers a simple solution – make your initial job candidate short list longer.
Less job stress for workers at financially transparent firms
Employees feel significantly less job distress if they work at companies that are open and transparent about the firm’s finances, including budgets and profits, a new study found.
Arizona State University releases first comprehensive survey on how companies are protecting their employees from COVID-19
A new global business survey conducted by the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, finds that less than 20% of employers report testing their workers for COVID-19, and 35% have permanently reduced their workforce. The survey, which was completed by 1,125 employers from 29 countries with the majority over a period of six weeks, September to October, found that for companies with employees onsite at the workplace, many are taking some steps to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Nearly three-fourths (74%) of these companies report they require masks for their employees, and nearly 80% make masks and hand sanitizer available.
Office location linked to body size, UGA study finds
Is your office located on the opposite end of the building from the copier? That might be a good thing for your waistline.
Researchers tap AI to help individuals with autism in the workplace
The Yang-Tan Institute of Employment and Disability at Cornell University has joined a multi-institution team that has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create better job outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder.
Survey results: Having a higher purpose promotes happiness, lowers stress
When a company commits in writing to a statement of higher purpose, a new survey shows that it promotes the employees’ well-being, more happiness and even lower stress from the COVID-19 pandemic.
And when the workers write their own, the effects are even more substantial.
Arizona State University and World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announce COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons to help companies get back to work
To help companies safely move their employees back to the workplace, Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions and the World Economic Forum, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today the COVID-19 Diagnostics Commons — an interactive hub for the global community to access the very latest information about testing options and to share knowledge and practices for safely bringing back and keeping employees in the workplace during the COVID-19 era.
Daydreaming and wandering thoughts can be a significant asset for employees in the workplace, depending upon certain attributes of the wanderer — specifically, if they are engaged in their profession or organization.
Supreme Court just the beginning for LGBTQ workplace equality
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Bostock v. Clayton County, finding it illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers. Katrina Nobles is the Director of Conflict Programs at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and…
Work Habits of Highly Effective Teams: Insight for Businesses Operating or Reopening Amid Coronavirus
Maryland Smith workplace expert Cynthia Kay Stevens gives advice that organizations can use to better support their teams as they take on complex problems including those posed by operating or reopening amid restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
Racial Justice and the Workplace: Rutgers Experts Available for Interview
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 3, 2020) – Black workers face overlapping challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide protests surrounding the police killing of George Floyd. Workplace experts in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations are available for…
Ohio State Experts Offer Tips For Healthy Transition To Post-COVID-19 Workplace
Experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Nursing say it’s important to take precautions to avoid infection, but also to deal with the stress of transitioning back to their offices or businesses after an extended period of isolation during COVID-19.
Turbulent times like COVID-19 can build team resilience, researcher says
A period of adversity like COVID-19 isn’t necessary for a team to be resilient, but it does need one to demonstrate resilience and learn from the experience. This is just one of the findings in a new study published in…
Coronavirus and the Workplace: Rutgers Experts Available for Interview
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 6, 2020) – The coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak is raising questions about internal communications, telecommuting, sick leave, and other policies. Workplace experts in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations are available for interview on an ongoing basis…
DURING NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH®, ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS ENCOURAGES HEALTHFUL EATING AT WORK
CHICAGO – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to eat healthfully at work.
Consider workplace AI’s impact before it’s too late, study says
The consequences of workplace automation will likely impact just about every aspect of our lives, and scholars and policymakers need to start thinking about it far more broadly if they want to have a say in what the future looks like, according to a new paper co-authored by a Cornell University researcher.
Black workers’ status in a company informs perceptions of workplace racial discrimination
“Research shows that black individuals encounter an enormous amount of racial discrimination in the workplace, including exclusion from critical social networks, wage disparities and hiring disadvantages,” said Harvey Wingfield, co-author of the study “Getting In, Getting Hired, Getting Sideways Looks: Organizational Hierarchy and Perceptions of Racial Discrimination,” published Jan.
Race and Leadership: The Black Experience in the Workplace
Authenticity tension, lack of engagement, contested authority: These are challenges faced by black leaders. Resilience, resourcefulness, the ability to cultivate cross-race and -hierarchy connections: These are traits that give such leaders the ability to effect change. Professor Laura Morgan Roberts discusses the reality of the black experience.
Are hiring algorithms fair? They’re too opaque to tell, study finds
New research from a team of Computing and Information Science scholars at Cornell University raises questions about hiring algorithms and the tech companies who develop and use them: How unbiased is the automated screening process? How are the algorithms built? And by whom, toward what end, and with what data?
Nearly half of accused harassers can return to work
New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or, third-parties who resolve disputes.
Workplace theft is contagious (and strategic)
Three researchers from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and one from Said Business School at Oxford University have completed a study of workplace theft among restaurant workers that details, for the first time, how such stealing is contagious — and new restaurant workers are particularly susceptible. This may represent a workplace pattern where employees steal or cause their company greater unseen losses.
Johns Hopkins APL Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has been named to the inaugural Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators list. APL’s history of solving tough technical problems dates back to 1942, when the Laboratory developed a variable timing fuze that revolutionized air defense and helped turn the tide of World War II. Today, the Lab’s work spans from deep sea to deep space, encompassing complex systems vital to national security and health, including breakthroughs in machine learning and artificial intelligence.