SMITH BRAIN TRUST – With a growing number of Americans having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, people are beginning to focus on the next milestone – returning to the office – and what that might look like.
Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technion, and Tel-Aviv University.
It’s challenging to steer an organization through a crisis. And when several crises converge at once the challenge is even greater.
2020 has been a year, marked by unprecedented turmoil. Business leaders have grappled with a deadly pandemic, a sharp economic contraction, a dismantling of business norms, and a social reckoning stirred by the police killing of George Floyd.
Maryland Smith professors Gilad Chen and
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It’s August; time to soak up the last of the summer Fridays.
In summer, every Friday feels a little like the day before a long weekend. Many of your colleagues are already on vacation (or at happy hour). No one attempts to host a meeting or make consequential decisions.
The Journal of Applied Psychology marked its one-century anniversary in 2017 by exploring the journal’s evolution. It’s mapped out in a “Centennial Special Issue” organized by a group led by the journal’s editor, Gilad Chen, Robert H. Smith Chair in Organizational Behavior at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Does the start of the year have you dreaming of your next vacation? Or perhaps you’re lamenting the unused vacation days you lost at the end of 2018. Either way, there’s no time like January to plan out your vacation strategy for the year.
Use them, don’t lose them
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Does getting more sleep top your 2019 resolution list? If you aren’t already getting seven to eight hours a night, it should.
A good boss can overcome the effects of a bad one, leaving employees feeling autonomous and confident when they work on multiple teams with different supervisors, new research shows. The study, co-authored by management professor Gilad Chen at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, examined the ripple effects of empowering leadership.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – A recent four-day workweek trial program at a small New Zealand company drew a disproportionately large amount of outside interest.
Skip the Support: Members Respond Best to Coaching and Directing
Being friendly and approachable is one way for leaders to invite a speak-up culture. But new research co-authored by Gilad Chen at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows how supporting behavior can backfire when teams come together to perform a specific, immediate task.