Creativity Plays a Role in Reducing Rudeness on the Job

Rudeness on the job is the worst. We now use the phrase “hostile work environment” to describe deliberate discourteousness or impoliteness that negatively affects an employee’s ability to do their job. Experiencing this at work has driven many workers to become part of the Great Resignation.

What Happens When You Feel Important at Work – and Then You Don’t.

Even the most powerful manager sometimes cleans up dishes in the breakroom, and even the least powerful employees in organizations sometimes get to make important decisions. These examples indicate that power is a dynamic state – we often feel both powerful and powerless at work on any given day. New research from Maryland Smith’s Trevor Foulk suggests that this fluctuating sense of power can have surprising effects on our well-being.

Eight Professors Earn Krowe, Legg Mason, Smith Honors

Eight faculty members earned Maryland Smith teaching honors last week, as part of an annual tradition at the business school. Tunay Tunca, chair of Maryland Smith's Teaching Excellence Committee, announced the faculty teaching awards during a virtual spring faculty and staff assembly. Tunca is the Dean's Professor of Management Science and Operations Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland. Special Recognition: Tricia Homer

Are Your Co-Workers Out To Get You Because You’re Paranoid?

A lot of people feel paranoid at work, especially those without power. And organizations should take note because that paranoia can turn into aggressive behaviors, finds new research.

When Rudeness Becomes A Matter of Life or Death

New research shows how rudeness can become deadly, interfering with doctors' decision-making and lead to misdiagnoses.

With Great Power Comes Great Job Demands, Stress

New research finds that having power at work is a double-edged sword: it makes your job more demanding, which has both good implications and bad implications, simultaneously.

Not Making New Year’s Resolutions This Year?

Although this is a moment, if ever there was one, to give yourself a pass on a full-scale, full new year resolution, you can still set meaningful goals that can help you in the year ahead.

People can adapt to a ‘new normal’ quickly, it turns out

Even amid a deadly pandemic, billions of people all over the world found a way to carry on. Recent research explores how we adjusted as a pandemic upended our lives.

Feeling Normal in a Pandemic? Study Has Good News

New research shows that our human sense of normalcy is capable of bouncing back a lot faster than we might think.

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