Believe It or Not, There's a 'Right' Way to Take a Break
Dr. Oz - The Good Life: This article centers on new research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, who identified the keys to taking a workday break that replenishes energy, concentration and motivation. Hunter, who was interviewed for the story, said, "I expected many of these assumptions we had about workday breaks — like going outside, doing things that are less effortful, putting aside work and not thinking about it — to be really effective. But it only came down to two things." Those two things are 1) taking mid-morning breaks and 2) doing things that you prefer.
Coffee Break, Lunch Break, ‘Better Break’: The Best Time To Take A Break From Work And Do Something You Enjoy
Medical Daily: This article centers on a new management study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which provides a greater understanding of how employees can take workday breaks that replenish energy, concentration and motivation. The research was conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management, and is published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Hankamer School of Business Finds New, State-of-the-Art Home
KWBU-FM: AUDIO: The new $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation is the new home of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Media representatives were given a tour this week of the 275,000-square-foot building, which has an atrium, classrooms with the latest technology, collaborative study rooms and more than 250 office spaces. Interviewed for the story were Terry Maness, D.B.A., dean of Hankamer School of Business, and MBA student Kevin Mitchell.
Is the Customer Always Right?
Research indicates that an employee’s repeated exposure to violations of moral principle can have a large impact on their personal life. Witnessing customers returning clothing they’ve worn, or abusing assistance programs, for example, leave employees depleted of energy to perform well at work, as well as causing friction with co-workers and their family at home.
Successful New Ventures
Ted Waldron offers a three-part formula for a successful start-up: Don’t try to go head-to-head with the major player in a market segment, provide a complimentary offering that extends or supplements a major competitor’s position, and wait for fragmentation in the supply chain.
There are some potential dangers to corporate social responsibility. Blaine McCormick provides perspectives from the consumer, the target of the philanthropy, and the shareholders.
Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin Really Say That?
Science Daily: Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the management department in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and author of the book “Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur,” discusses the legitimacy of Ben Franklin quotes and memes found on social media.
Know When It's Time to Get a New Job
John Tesh’s Intelligence for Your Life: Article about unhappiness at work cites a 2011 study by Baylor researchers, who found that workers with a hostile supervisor were much more likely to have problems with their partners than those with supportive bosses. The workers also are were more likely to take out their frustrations on their family because they felt powerless at work. The study, published in Personnel Psychology, was conducted by Dawn Carlson, Ph.D., professor of management and The H.R. Gibson Chair of Organizational Development at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and former management professor Merideth Ferguson.
4 Ways to Bridge the Retirement Income Gap
TIME: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about strategies to delay Social Security benefits to boost income and financial security. Reichenstein suggests pulling funds from pretax accounts, such as a 401(k) or traditional IRA, to take advantage of a low tax bracket before Social Security and mandatory withdrawals from retirement accounts kick in.
Turning Hobbies into Jobs
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed as an expert source for this story about women who have taken the steps to turn their hobbies into jobs. Perry is an active researcher, publishing in the areas of work-life balance and autonomy.