If you work with teams of people, there’s no doubt you’ve seen some changes in recent years. Virtual meetings have become commonplace – whether colleagues are working down the hall, from home in the same region, or several time zones away. Organizations often rely on global teams. And new technology, including artificial intelligence, is changing the way teams operate. The Smith School’s Gilad Chen has advice for how organizations and individuals can make the most of the changes.
Gilad Chen has taught organizational behavior to Maryland undergrads over the past 16 years. But one of his final lectures of fall 2022 marked a significant shift. He delved into such topics as teams, workflow and talent management for not only business majors, but for a cross-disciplinary student group representing academic programs across UMD.
A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 25 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.
Soccer fans are gearing up for the start of the month-long 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament, set to kick off in Qatar on Nov. 20, in the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world. Players will represent their home country, many taking a break from their positions with some of the world’s top soccer leagues. Others are hoping their skills on the field will attract the attention of top clubs who may be looking to pick up new players after the tournament.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has recently established a partnership with Ashesi University, a private university in Accra, Ghana. This partnership will first involve a yearlong faculty development program, focused on enhancing Ashesi’s scholarship of teaching and learning. The initiative also taps Maryland Smith faculty in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide and ranked No. 16 in the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top Worldwide Business School Rankings.
Maryland Smith students are encouraged to be fearless in expanding their knowledge and experience in business. For some students, this includes playing a role in the world of research.
Finding the right team is critical for a startup’s success and most aren’t taking the right approach, finds new Maryland Smith research. With the right strategy – a mix that has founders both liking each other due to shared values and experiences, and having the proper complementary skills and capabilities – startups can foster better team dynamics and have more success raising funds, being productive, and earning profits.
Companies and organizations across the country are taking their first steps towards bringing employees back to an in-person workplace. But what does that spell in terms of whether and how employees are required to vaccinate? Maryland Smith's Gilad Chen has a few ideas.