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Management Faculty in the News

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • Turn Intangibles into Evidence

    How can companies increase engagement? An insightful New York Times article by Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath included a survey of more than 12,000 employees that identified four drivers: physical (having the opportunity to recharge); emotional (feeling valued); mental (having the ability to work autonomously); and spiritual (feeling connected to a higher purpose).

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  • Would a Softer Managerial Style Have Saved Jill Abramson?

    “Cathy Tinsley, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business teaches a class called “Developing Women Leaders: Cultivating Your Human and Social Capital.” The most effective way for a woman to wield her power in the workplace, Tinsley says, is to lean right into the stereotype of women being nurturing fixers.”

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  • Older, but Not Always Wiser: Boomers Not Considering Steps to Remain Independent as They Age, According to Philips and Georgetown University Study

    96 Percent of U.S. Respondents Say it’s Important to be as Independent as Possible as They Get Older; only 21 Percent of Respondents Plan to Incorporate Technology Solutions

    Booming Boomers: Perplexing Problems
    According to the U.S. Census, the number

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  • Why You Hate Work

    Written by Christine Porath: “The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.”

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  • The Power of Meeting Your Employees’ Needs

    A blog post by Christine Porath: What stands in the way of our being more satisfied and productive at work? That’s the fundamental question we sought to answer in a survey we conducted with HBR last fall. More than 19,000 people, at all levels in companies, across a broad range of industries, have so far responded to the questions we posed.

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  • Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own

    An article by Christine Porath: What leaders say is far less important than what they do. That’s one of the clearest conclusions we drew from a study, in collaboration with HBR, of 19,000 employees around the world, focused on how they experience their lives at work. (You can still take the survey to see how your experience compares to other HBR readers’.)

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  • New VA Secretary Nominee Not a Health Care Expert

    “The VA is a large and troubled organization," said Robert Bies, a management professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "What's really missing is management of the culture. You have to have someone who can manage complex organizations, and (McDonald) has a track record of doing that.”

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  • A Startling Number of Millennials Are Overqualified for Their Jobs

    "These students are graduating with more student debt on average than any previous generation," Brooks Holtom, associate professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, told Business Insider. "While there is abundant talk of work-life balance concerns for this generation, the hard realities of debt and low expectations for salary growth emphasize the importance of starting with the best pay possible at the first job."

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  • Ditch These 3 Habits That Keep You Stressed

    Christine Porath's work is featured in this article: There’s no shortage of data showing that work-related stress is keeping people up at night—and then causing them to drag through the day. In their popular New York Times piece, “Why You Hate Work,” Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath underscore the personal and collective energy crisis we’re all feeling: Tight deadlines and ever tighter budgets on the one hand, nagging guilt that you should be expending your energy somewhere else (work if you’re at home, home if you’re at work) on the other.

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