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The Cure For The Common Cubicle
4 months ago

The Cure For The Common Cubicle

By  •  Workplace

What works best to spur employees’ best work? Researchers say the ideal office space includes a variety of open places to brainstorm and private spots to sit and think.

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Helping Hand
5 months ago

Helping Hand

By  •  Startups

One way to get a handle on your housework: hire a handler. A Rice Business alum has launched a concierge service that helps with the errands and chores that can slip through the cracks.

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Hoop Dreams
5 months ago

Hoop Dreams

By  •  Professional Sports

Do you ever dream of owning a sports team? There’s more to it than owning a private company. When a city’s home team changes hands, fans can take it very personally. A Rice expert explains why selling a team can break hearts across a whole city.

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Saving Face
7 months ago

Saving Face

By  •  Reputation

Rice Business professor Anastasiya Zavyalova shares three tips for CEOs facing a PR crisis.

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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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Roman Holiday
10 months ago

Roman Holiday

By  •  Creativity

Many of the smartest problem-solvers hail from somewhere else. That’s because multicultural experiences can help lead to creative breakthrough.

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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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Breaking Up Is Not That Hard To Do
10 months ago

Breaking Up Is Not That Hard To Do

By  •  Marketing

Managers dream of keeping their customers faithful for years. But sooner or later, almost all of them move on to someplace else. So it’s no mystery why marketers scramble to predict how long a customer will stay with their company.

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Perfect Match
11 months ago

Perfect Match

By  •  Human Resources

Hiring the right employee is one of the knottiest tasks that managers face. When it goes wrong, the consequences can be as miserable as an ill-starred marriage. Professor Fred Oswald describes the hiring principles that are known to work – and the parts of hiring that will always remain a mystery.

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Sweet Spot
11 months ago

Sweet Spot

By  •  Innovation

Diversity on innovative projects has a more complex effect than once thought. Technical reviewers react neutrally to industry diversity. Business reviewers react to it less well

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Too Much Of A Good Thing
2 years ago

Too Much Of A Good Thing

By  •  Human Resources

Human Resources: Companies are often right to assume that a worker with more of a certain appealing trait will perform better. But new research suggests that the personality/performance link might not always be straightforward.

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Happy Place
3 years ago

Happy Place

By  •  Worker Well-being

Workplace well-being seems dependent on gyms, yoga, juice bars as twenty-first century businesses compete for the freshest way to amuse and refresh their employees. At the same time, a cottage industry of scholarly research is advising them on how to do it. Despite the healthy quantity of literature on worker happiness, however, scholars typically overlook some integral issues: pay and job security.

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