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Lost wallet? More money may mean you’ll see it again

Nothing can ruin your day quite like losing your wallet. But it turns out having larger amounts of cash may increase your chances that it gets returned. The Eccles School's David Tannenbaum and his colleagues "lost" wallets all over the world, and found that they were often returned, especially if there was money in them. "One clear pattern that emerged was, remarkably, wallets with [...]

2021-10-11T17:30:23-06:00October 11th, 2021|

Amplifying voices benefits everyone, including underrepresented voices

It often seems like team meetings result in some voices being heard, while others are completely overlooked. Similarly, sometimes credit is misassigned to someone who didn't actually offer up the idea. The phenomenon is a concern to many, and particularly women and people of color. However, the use of amplification, publicly endorsing someone's idea while giving credit to that person, can give underrepresented voices [...]

2021-06-17T15:35:10-06:00June 17th, 2021|

The case for a culture of experimentation in business schools

The scientific method is no longer the sole domain of scientists, and business schools need to train students to embrace a spirit of experimentation. That's the premise set forth in a new article from the Harvard Business Review co-authored by the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney, assistant professor of Management; Elaine Costa, Management Ph.D. student; and Ruchi Watson, assistant professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and [...]

2021-06-16T15:56:40-06:00June 16th, 2021|

Work-life balance sparks viral discussion following British man’s heart attack

A heart attack made Jonathan Frostick re-evaluate his life priorities, and while recovering, the British man wrote a now-viral post on LinkedIn where he vowed to find a better work-life balance. We become so attached to our job identity that we will work long, arduous hours to protect it, Eccles School Professor of Management Glen Kreiner told New York Times. “Sometimes, that’s why it [...]

2021-04-27T13:46:54-06:00April 27th, 2021|

How to ask deeply personal questions, with Eric VanEpps

Sex, money, politics ... we've been raised to avoid these topics in polite conversation. But one Eccles School professor, Eric VanEpps, has some new research that sheds light on what turns a regular question into a sensitive one. He recently shared his thoughts with the Freakonomics podcast. Give it a listen.

2021-02-12T17:23:56-07:00February 16th, 2021|

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 [...]

2020-09-17T11:07:13-06:00September 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 [...]

2020-09-17T11:03:58-06:00September 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 [...]

2020-09-17T10:59:52-06:00September 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.

2019-08-08T11:55:28-06:00August 8th, 2019|