How Your Coworkers’ Morals Can Help You Do the Right Thing.

Highly moral people might always “do the right thing” when it comes to speaking up about wrongdoings and problems in the workplace. But even people who lack that moral compass become more likely to speak up when they see other employees displaying moral messages at work, finds new research from Maryland Smith’s Debra L. Shapiro.

18 Maryland Smith Professors Named Among Top 2% Worldwide

A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.

Shapiro Cited As Influential Author of Organizational Behavior Textbooks

Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management & Organization at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is among the top 100 most influential authors in organizational behavior, human resource management, strategy and general management as cited in textbooks. In an article examining authors in these fields — which was recently published the journal Academy of Management Learning and Education — Shapiro is identified as a prolific contributor of scholarly research. 

Fearless Idea 21: Anchor Your Teams

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Organizations need strong leaders who can build high-quality relationships with their subordinates. But the same leaders create a liability when they exit because loyal employees will often follow them out the door. The result can be “turnover contagion.”

Why Your Next Performance Review Might Never End

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Those annual employee performance reviews can be pretty stressful. But what if instead of being a once-a-year thing with just your boss, they were every day, with everyone you work with? JPMorgan Chase & Co. is revamping the way it evaluates its 240,000 employees, deploying a mobile app that will let colleagues across the organization send and receive instant feedback about each other any time.

Sugarcoating Layoffs Doesn't Work

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Yahoo announced

Smith Professor Leads Global Academy

Smith School professor Debra Shapiro started a one-year term as president of the Academy of Management during the professional association’s annual meeting Aug. 7-11, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Shapiro is Smith’s third faculty member to hold the position. Smith professor Kathryn Bartol served as president in 1984-85, and Smith professor emeritus Ken G. Smith led the academy in 2006-07.

The Amazon Controversy: Exploring Workplace Justice

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- In a much-discussed piece in The New York Times, which drew on interviews with more than 100 people, Amazon comes off as a rough place to work. Emails from bosses arrive after midnight, followed by texts demanding answers.

Smith Professor Leads Academy of Management

Professor Debra Shapiro from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business started a one-year term as president of the Academy of Management during the professional association’s annual meeting Aug. 7-11, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Worldwide membership includes about 20,000 academics, PhD students and business leaders from 118 countries.

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