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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.

  • 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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  • 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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