The Unintended Consequences of Asking for Employee Input

Feeling comfortable enough to speak up and share your ideas and opinions at work is usually a good thing – that’s the environment most organizations should want to encourage. But some managers who solicit input might not give employees who do so enough credit, finds new research from Maryland Smith’s Subra Tangirala.

White House Call for Labor Reforms Extensively Cites Research by Smith’s Evan Starr

Though ‘increased worker leverage from a tight labor market’ frequently is part of the national narrative surrounding the COVID-era economy, a study recently announced by the U.S. Treasury asserts anti-competitive labor practices have forced down wages and worsened working conditions, costing workers 15 to 25 percent of what they might otherwise earn.

10 Questions to Find a Career You’ll Love

In the era of the Great Resignation, a lot of people are taking time to reflect on how happy they are in their career. After years of feeling bored, uninspired or underappreciated at work, they’re opting for change.

Five Do’s for Networking Success

Looking for a new job? How’s your professional network?

Can’t Do Inbox Zero? Try This Instead

Imagine beginning your workday with an email inbox that was nearly empty, and ending it in a Zen-like perfect state of emptiness. It’s the idea, of course, behind Inbox Zero, the meticulous email management system aimed at keeping the inbox message-free.

How To Avoid Tedious Meetings

With the return to in-office work comes the return to in-person meetings, and a reminder of how tedious many of those can be.

Presenting your idea in a way that it creates a lasting positive impression is incredibly difficult, but some people seem to be able to do this effortlessly. How do they do it? Experienced entrepreneur and professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Oliver Schlacke, will share important tips and tricks that will help you make your ideas stick with your audience, and how to sell your ideas, products, or services, in an effective way using similar principles.




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Maryland Smith No. 12 in US News & World Report’s 2022 Online MBA Ranking

Maryland Smith has solidified its status among top-tier online MBA programs with a No. 12 ranking in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs for 2022.

Tributes, Memories for Professor Mark Wellman

Mark Wellman, a widely admired management and organization professor at Maryland Smith, died unexpectedly on Dec. 26, 2021. He was 59.

What Happens When You Feel Important at Work – and Then You Don’t.

Even the most powerful manager sometimes cleans up dishes in the breakroom, and even the least powerful employees in organizations sometimes get to make important decisions. These examples indicate that power is a dynamic state – we often feel both powerful and powerless at work on any given day. New research from Maryland Smith’s Trevor Foulk suggests that this fluctuating sense of power can have surprising effects on our well-being.

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