5 Top Lessons From the Most Notable Workplace Trends of 2015
Inc.: This Inc. roundup of workplace trends of 2015 features research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that identifies key characteristics of a “better” workday break. Their research, which shows that people benefit from mid-morning breaks and breaks that feature activities they enjoy doing, received national and international attention.
Franklin Says What?!
One of the most common misquotes attributed to Benjamin Franklin is “A penny saved is a penny earned.” It’s close, but it’s not Franklin. Franklin is best known as one of the foremost founders of a new nation. He helped define the American spirit through his wit and wisdom. Nationally recognized scholar on his business practices, Dr. Blaine McCormick, says Franklin is often misquoted.
Why You Should ‘Cyberloaf’ at Work before Lunch
Men’s Health: This story centers on new research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Their study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, identified key characteristics of workday breaks that boost energy, concentration and motivation. The findings show that mid-morning breaks are important.
How to Make the Most Out of Your Break
Entrepreneur: A study conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is used in this article about how to maximize your workday. The study, “Give Me a Better Break: Choosing Workday Break Activities to Maximize Resource Recovery,” found that the best time to take breaks is actually earlier in the day, before workers lose most of their energy.
Process of Succession Planning
The Houston Chronicle: John Schoen, an adjunct lecturer in management and researcher in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about succession planning, an ongoing process that allows companies to ensure a continuity of quality leadership and knowledge retention. Schoen concludes that many people do not consider succession and ownership transfer issues in businesses because they are difficult for families to discuss.
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.