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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.

  • Yahoo to Lay Off 400 in India, Invite Some to Work in U.S.

    Yahoo is reportedly cutting about 400 positions at its Bangalore, India, offices according to a Bloomberg report that cited an unnamed source. But in an interesting twist, it's offering more than 40% of the affected workers positions in the U.S. Brooks Holtom, associate professor of management at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said eliminating jobs in India while bringing some of them back to the U.S. could promote greater efficiency and creativity at Yahoo.

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  • Apparel Company Succeeding on Anti-Sweatshop Model

    Surveying the Alta Gracia project’s development thus far, a new Georgetown University report concludes the factory “is assuming the attribute of a stable business.” Barring unforeseen circumstances, the report’s authors project that the factory could begin turning a profit by as soon as next year. In other words: Knights Apparel and WRC may be proving that it is possible, under certain circumstances, to run a successful clothing factory in the developing world without depriving the factory’s employees.

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  • Clamor Continues Over Microsoft CEO's Women's Pay Comments

    At a women's tech conference Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that women not asking for a raise is "good karma" and that "the system will give you the right raises as you go along." The topic was also trending on Facebook where actress and writer Celeste Thorson told readers that "the best kind of #karma is asking for what you deserve and getting it." Those are good ideas, but women often are less likely than men to feel they are deserving of a raise, said Catherine Tinsley, executive director of the Georgetown University Women's Leadership Initiative and a management professor at the university's McDonough School of Business. "All of our research shows that women can't just ask, it's a little more nuanced than that," she said.

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  • That Extra Chair in Your Home Office? Rent It Out

    Before you consider working from home at all, make sure your manager fully supports the idea, and isn't just giving it lip service, says Douglas McCabe, a professor of management at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. While some workers love telecommuting, management can still be skeptical.

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  • Treated Poorly in the Workplace?

    The article features a Q&A with Christine Porath.

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  • How Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Affects Yours

    Results from an online survey of 19,000 employees around the world confirm that an employee's ability to balance work and personal life is affected heavily by her boss's bad habits…The study and findings were created and collected by Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project.

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  • The Three-Step Guide To Finding Satisfaction At Work

    The reality is clear-people aren't maximizing their true potential at work. In them New York Times article "Why You Hate Your Job," Tony Schwartz, CEO of the Energy Project, and Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a consultant to the Energy Project, lay out the case for why so many people struggle to find joy in their jobs.

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  • 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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