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Don’t Grin and Bear it: Fake Smiles at Work Could Lead to Unethical Behavior, Study Finds

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Work

Faking a smile at work could mean more than becoming someone that at the moment you’re not. It could leave you more vulnerable to acting like someone you…

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Don’t Offer Co-workers Help Unless Asked

Monday, October 22, 2018
Helping Coworkers

If you thought that proactively offering help to your co-workers was a good thing, think again. New workplace research from Michigan State University found that when it comes…

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Email Distractions Reduce Leadership Effectiveness

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Russell Johnson

Research from Michigan State University shows that keeping up with email traffic places high demands on managers, which prevents them from achieving their goals and from being good…

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Lifestyle Diversity Fuels Creativity, Success within Work Groups

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Don Conlon and Karen Etty Jehn

The rock n’ roll lore says that once a bandmate gets married, the party’s over for the group. But recently published  Michigan State University research says that the blended mix…

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Student Author Urges Others to Pursue College ‘Purpose’

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Dachana Blaydes

DaChana Blaydes, Broad College of Business student (BA Human Resources Management ’18), understands the struggle college students feel when balancing academics, extra-curricular activities, career development, financial literacy, and wellness. Using her personal…

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Abusive Bosses Experience Short-Lived Benefits

Monday, October 2, 2017
Russell Johnson

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State…

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Rude Customers Linked to Workers’ Shopping Binges

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Russell Johnson

Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by…

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Helping Coworkers in the Morning Can Lead to Afternoon Selfishness

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Russell Johnson

If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning can lead to…

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Charisma-Challenged? You Can Still Be a Good Boss

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Brent Scott and Russell Johnson

You don’t need the charisma of Steve Jobs to be an effective boss, indicates new research led by Michigan State University business scholars. In a series of five…

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How Incivility Spreads in the Workplace

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Russell Johnson

Condescending comments, put-downs and sarcasm have become commonplace in the politically charged workplace, and a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar shows how this…

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