Friday, December 5, 2014
There’s a curious trend happening in workplaces: they’re becoming depersonalized. It began with hot-desking, then it ramped up with work-from-home options, and now it’s really taken off with virtual teams where people aren’t in the office at all. Is it OK, though, to spend years working for an organization without ever meeting your colleagues? Some would say yes, definitely. The idea of never...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
In lieu of their regular class, nearly 700 Rutgers Business School students from 16 sections of "management skills" were required to show up to see Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Vivian Stringer and her players put a real-world spin on classroom lessons about the importance of communication, team dynamics and motivation.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Most leaders are attracted to the guy or woman who seems confident and outgoing, unafraid in any situation or facing any challenge. They expect an extrovert to infuse any team with energy, to push ahead on projects and to motivate colleagues to do their best work. Meantime they have low expectations of anyone who appears neurotic, who seems withdrawn and too anxious to live up to their...