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How Empowerment Initiatives Can Help – And Harm – Employees

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences — depending on who’s in charge. Recent research from Michigan State University and Ohio State University…

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MSU Research Exposes Discrimination Against Black Women with Natural Hair

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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In 2019, Brittany Noble, a news anchor in Mississippi, lost her job because she decided not to straighten her hair. Just one year earlier, Chastity Jones, who was seeking employment…

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Broad Researcher Will Be First To Explore ‘Leadership As Event Management’

Thursday, September 3, 2020
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March, business leaders didn’t have much time to respond. They were immediately tasked with pivoting operations and reinventing processes…

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Broad College Announces Its First MSU Foundation Professor

Monday, August 31, 2020
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Last month marked a momentous occasion for the Broad College of Business as Russell Johnson, professor of management, was awarded an MSU Foundation Professorship. Johnson’s appointment marks the…

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Department of Management Secures No 1 Rank for Research Productivity

Monday, February 24, 2020
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MSU has a strong reputation for its global thought leadership, research and expertise. Another milestone was achieved by the Broad College’s Department of Management to reinforce this reputation: being…

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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
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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
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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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