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The dangerous virus sweeping through businesses – overconfidence

COVID-19 isn't the only thing catching in the workplace these days. Turns out, overconfidence also can spread like a virus and is highly contagious, according to research by the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney and her co-authors. Learn how to keep yourself safe from falling into the overconfidence trap in Harvard Business Review.

2020-11-17T13:23:00-07:00November 17th, 2020|

Can the global economy keep up with our rapidly aging population?

How does the world pay for things like health care and social security with an increasingly aging population? It's a big question, but the Eccles School's Derek Hoff literally wrote the book on the subject. “The argument is that if you don’t have steadily rising populations you can’t have economic growth, and there is this crisis for social support systems of too many old [...]

2020-09-17T11:07:13-07:00September 17th, 2020|

‘Dirty jobs’ paper wins Academy of Management Journal Impact Award

Congratulations are in order for Glen Kreiner, professor of Management at the Eccles School. His paper “Normalizing dirty work: Managerial tactics for countering occupational taint,” has won the first Impact Award from the Academy of Management Journal. The award recognizes AMJ articles that have the potential to make the greatest impact by answering research questions that are important for society. The award committee considered [...]

2020-09-17T11:03:58-07:00September 17th, 2020|

Will we ever go back to the office again or is it remote from now on?

The benefits of remote working are winning over employees and — surprisingly — managers, making telework one of the bright points of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the experience is largely dependent on the employees' home situation, says Eccles School management researcher Glen Kreiner. “The biggest issues are usually found in differences at the level of the individual. Some people are just not cut out [...]

2020-09-17T10:59:52-07:00September 17th, 2020|

Resist the lure of overconfidence, Eccles School professor warns

Is the person leading your meeting actually an expert, or have they just mastered posture, eye contact, and speaking style? It can be easy to confuse the two, Bryan Bonner, Eccles School professor of management, tells Scientific American. He calls confidence a "messy proxy" for expertise. Read the full article and learn how to resist the lure of overconfidence in Scientific American.

2019-08-08T11:55:28-07:00August 8th, 2019|

Management professor’s research shows honesty is the best policy worldwide

Honesty apparently is the best, or at least most common, policy. That's according to new research conducted by David Tannenbaum, assistant professor of management at the David Eccles School of Business, which was published in the journal Science. He and his three co-authors dropped more than 17,000 wallets filled with cash in 40 countries. "We went in thinking that people were going to be [...]

2019-06-21T09:48:55-07:00June 21st, 2019|

Eccles School MBA students win $10,000 in Net Impact Case Competition

MBA students from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business proved to be tough competitors at this year’s Net Impact Case Competition. Eight Eccles School MBA students from two teams competed in the finals in Denver, Colo., on Feb. 8 – 9, 2019 to create a solution for Danone, this year’s sponsor. Bowen Humphrey, Hugh Spackman, Taylor Halversen, and Vanesa Villanes presented [...]

2019-02-11T15:38:20-07:00February 13th, 2019|

5 tips and tricks to make sure your graduation regalia is on correctly

You've worked hard to earn your degree and to celebrate at graduation. Check out these five tips to make sure your regalia is on just right so you can look your sharpest on your big day. Congratulations, graduates! 1. Adjust your gown so it rests comfortably on your shoulders and hits below your knees but doesn't pose a tripping hazard. 2. For graduate students, [...]

2018-04-24T17:42:55-07:00April 24th, 2018|

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards announced

It is our distinct pleasure to announce the recipients of our David Eccles School of Business Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2016-2017.  These colleagues were chosen on behalf of our faculty for their successful efforts to create new ethics-related courses, to integrate new business ethics content into existing courses, to mentor students on ethics initiatives, and to help make business [...]

2018-01-11T10:28:43-07:00January 11th, 2018|

How to recognize and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace

Everyone can agree on egregious sexual harassment, but what about its more subtle forms? Increasing recognition and eliminating uncertainty are key to ending sexual harassment in the workplace, according to Kristina Diekmann, David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics here at the Eccles School. Diekmann and others shared tips on ending workplace harassment in this month's Utah Business.

2018-02-27T16:56:46-07:00December 19th, 2017|