When an organization’s employees are far flung – at outposts around the world in a multinational company, or, more recently, working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic – one of the best ways for individuals to feel connected and included is through efforts of their own, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Can you be a strict rule-follower and still an out-of-the-box thinker? With the right person in charge, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, it’s possible to be the type of employee companies want: ethical and creative.
Maryland Smith professors Gilad Chen and
When it comes to empowering a team to do their best work, you don’t want a narcissist at the helm, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Do you ever feel like you are being left out of watercooler conversations, inside jokes and the fast track for promotions? Your manager might be playing favorites.
Hui Liao, the endowed Smith Dean’s Professor in Leadership and Management at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been selected as a fellow by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Western-based managers who feel out of sync with their teams might need a new word in their vocabulary. Professor Hui Liao at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business says the Chinese construct of moqi (pronounced MO-chee), provides a useful but previously overlooked framework for understanding and improving supervisor-subordinate relationships.
To succeed, business leaders benefit from developing some persuasive powers.
They must lead teams toward the achievement of a shared purpose and vision. Scholars point to transformational leadership (TFL) as being one of the more useful leadership skills, in its ability to create four important behaviors: idealized influence; inspirational motivation; intellectual stimulation; and individualized consideration, which relates to attention to each follower's needs.
Speak Up To Boost Productivity and Safety at Work
Want to make more good things happen at work and prevent safety problems? Just ask team members to speak up. Encouraging team members to voice their constructive opinions and concerns about work-related issues leads to performance and safety gains, according to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Moral Identity Keeps Divergent Thinkers in Check
Creative people are great at generating ideas to solve problems. Unfortunately, the same people are also great at generating clever justifications to excuse their rule-breaking at work. Deviant behavior often results. New research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business confirms the dark side of creativity but also identifies a key boundary condition that keeps some out-of-the-box thinkers in line.