Neha Shah: Your own job performance benefits from helping others at work

Monday, July 27, 2015

Professor Neha Shah discusses her latest research on the benefits of helping others at work and how it can make you better at your job. Counter to most research on social networks, Shah examines how interactive problem-solving assistance with co-workers can make you a better employee. Her work focuses on the antecedents and consequences of workplace relationship networks, with a focus on the trade offs associated with workplace relationships, such as job performance. Shah is an assistant professor of management and global business at Rutgers Business School, where she teaches courses on organizational behavior.

  • What is the traditional focus of social network scholarship, and how did it led to your current research? 00:04
  • What does a person get out of providing problem solving assistance to a co-worker? 00:45
  • What is the importance of problem solving for on-the-job learning and performance? 01:16


Read an abstract of "Performance Benefits From Providing Assistance in Networks: Relationships That Generate Learning."

Learn more about Professor Shah.

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