SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Maryland Smith management professor Nicole M. Coomber has one word to describe these past months of remote work: Challenging. Emotional intelligence, she says, has never been more important.
To help Marylanders get back into the workforce and prepare for the new economic and business environment, The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has developed an online business program — free to all residents of the state of Maryland.
Join the Maryland Smith community on July 23, 2020, at 2 p.m. EST, for a discussion on how society and the business landscape may change as a result of COVID-19. The discussion will include experts in the areas of organizational behavior and understanding customer needs, including aligning solutions with the customer's new normal. Advice to help businesses grow in this new environment will also be shared during the discussion.
With so many lives upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Student Crisis Fund has been working hard to help fellow Terps fulfill their needs. Much progress has been made, but the work must continue.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – If you follow David Kass’ stocks to watch, it’s time to update your holdings.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – When times are tough, access to credit becomes crucial. Policymakers know this, so when faced with an economic downturn, they tend to adopt measures that will ensure that consumers get that access, and at a fair price.
But sometimes, the measures that lawmakers adopt have consequences they didn’t intend.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – There’s no question about it: Travelers just aren’t flying as much as they used to.
While the number of flight passengers has increased since the lows seen in March and April, airlines don’t anticipate being able to cover flight costs over the coming months. Coronavirus-induced uncertainty is a big reason why.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen some inspired corporate responses, such as Unilever donating €100 million of food and sanitizer, and guaranteeing the jobs of all 150,000 workers including contractors. But what if you’re a small business without millions to donate? Or in an unrelated industry without relevant products to give? This talk will discuss what it means to be a responsible business, for companies of all sizes and in all industries.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – New modeling research by Maryland Smith’s Michael Fu and academic colleagues in China is helping decision makers better forecast the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.