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Jing Zhou

Attitude Adjustment
9 months ago

Attitude Adjustment

By  •  Creativity

The most disgruntled employees can sometimes be the best at creatively solving workplace problems — provided they have managers who value innovation and who give them the freedom to defy standard operating procedures.

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My Brilliant Career
9 months ago

My Brilliant Career

By  •  Hiring

For years, conventional wisdom – and academic literature – has warned against hiring overqualified workers. An important new study by Rice Business professor Jing Zhou reveals just the opposite: if you want a proactive, visionary company citizen, find someone who’s too good for the job.

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Observation Deck
10 months ago

Observation Deck

By  •  Creativity

Do you know real innovation when you see it? Groundbreaking research from Rice Professor Jing Zhou shows your chances are higher if you view new ideas as adventures, work in a culture that prizes creativity and see every coworker, high or low, as a potential source of glittering new ideas.

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Heard It Through The Grapevine
11 months ago

Heard It Through The Grapevine

By  •  Organizational Behavior

Innovation is a team sport. We know that creative workplaces represent a series of social networks, each brimming with useful ideas and expertise. But what exactly is the link between creativity and the hive of direct and indirect contacts in an employee’s cellphone?

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Seat Of Power
2 years ago

Seat Of Power

By  •  Workplace

It’s a paradox. When clients give autonomy to service workers, the workers get more creative and perform better. Managers can help this happy dynamic, Professor Jing Zhou says, by being less controlling of their employees – and by gently urging clients to respect the workers’ judgment.

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