People say when you find work you’re passionate about, it doesn’t even feel like a job. But that doesn’t have to mean your sole motivation has to come from the work itself. You can also be motivated by the salary and benefits that go along with that work – with one caveat: You can’t let the hiring manager of your next dream job know that you care about those things. That could kill your chances of landing it, says new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Academy of Management Journal
Power corrupts, they say. Throughout history there are examples of people in positions of power who have acted in ways that have harmed others.
What’s less understood, perhaps, is that when the powerful abuse their positions, they hurt themselves as well.
Maryland Smith’s Trevor A. Foulk’s research, published in the Academy of Management Journal, confirms it.
Every workplace has its open secrets. Multiple people may witness incompetence, laziness, fraud, sexual harassment, alcoholism or any manner of bad behavior from the same colleague — week after week — but nobody speaks up. Research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business explains why.
Have an amazing idea that could have a big impact for your organization? Now it’s up to you to really sell it to your boss.
Many organizations say they want innovation and push employees to come up with new ideas. But often those ideas aren’t being heard by managers so they’ll never be implemented, says Kathryn M. Bartol, a management professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Think your boss is a jerk because he or she treated you unfairly? It’s possible your manager just has too much to do.
Recent research, published in the Academy of Management Journal, finds that many managers are just too busy to be fair. They are juggling so many responsibilities that fairness often falls by the wayside.
Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In certain circumstances, having disagreement among teams, and the discourse that this disagreement elicits, can translate into better success for certain types of teams who are tackling complex problems, according to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Hiring Managers Risk Harsh Moral Judgments
Hiring managers invite harsh moral judgments when they give jobs to friends and acquaintances referred by high-powered individuals within their organizations, new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows.
Targets of Hostile Supervision Can Flip the Script
An abusive boss can make work miserable for anyone, prompting defiant employees to retaliate or flee. New research co-authored by Hui Liao at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows a third option.
First Win Over Your Team, Then Roll Out Changes