SMITH BRAIN TRUST – After a year like 2020, with so much turmoil, is anyone even making new year’s resolutions? It feels like it’s resolve enough just to carry on from day to day.
Dr. Trevor Foulk is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, and his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.
The coronavirus pandemic brought with it unprecedented uncertainty and stress. But somehow, even amid the turmoil and the new pressures of work-from-home and home-schooling, millions of people were able to keep calm and carry on with the demands of the moment.
And maybe you did too.
New research from Maryland Smith shows that our human sense of normalcy is capable of bouncing back a lot faster than we might think.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – If you’re starting a new job or internship this summer, you might find it’s quite different than the way you had envisioned it. Your first day may be in your home office, at your dining table or, in the case of recent college grads and interns, from your childhood bedroom.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Mention the concept of “hot-desking” to the modern office worker and you’re likely to be met with an eye roll and an exasperated sigh.
The concept – a kind of office design in which workers are not assigned to a regular cubicle or desk to sit at day after day, but rather are encouraged to sit in different locations each day at work – isn’t super popular.
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.
Want to get more out of your workday and stay motivated all week long? Thinking about your work goals differently may help you do this. Focus on three key “strivings,” says Maryland Smith’s Trevor A. Foulk.
Adding a simple writing exercise to the morning routine can energize leaders and make them more effective throughout the day, new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Winter is … well, soon it will be everywhere. The much-anticipated eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres on HBO on April 14, returning to screens after an 18-month hiatus.