Cell Phone Snubbing
From sending pictures of food on Snapchat, to “checking in” on Facebook, phone snubbing – or “phubbing” – can weaken a relationship, according to one professor’s research. Her advice? Establish mobile phone boundaries with your partner.
3 Ways To Ditch Hierarchy And Improve Company Performance
YFS Magazine: Per Bylund, Ph.D., research professor of entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, wrote this column addressing the pros and cons of ditching hierarchy and adopting a “horizontal” business structure. He offers three keys to making such a structure as productive as possible.
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.
3 Unexpected Ways to Help Your Kids Be Mindful About Screen Time
The Huffington Post: Article includes three experts' viewpoints on family technology use. Quoted is Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts, author of “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?”, suggests tech-free zones of the house and times of the day – for everyone – so that cellphone use does not interfere with family relationships.
There are some potential dangers to corporate social responsibility. Blaine McCormick provides perspectives from the consumer, the target of the philanthropy, and the shareholders.
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.
Surprising Links between Gratefulness, Money and Happiness
Psychology Today: If you feel thankful and grateful in general, you're more likely to experience happiness than people who are more focused on their material wealth and possessions, according to a recent study led by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. But when people who are more materialistic have an experience that causes them to feel gratitude in some form, their level of happiness rises. The research was published in The Journal of Positive Psychology.
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.
10 Ways Your Smartphone is Making You Fat
Active Beat: A recent Baylor University study reports that female college students spend 10 hours daily on their smartphones, while men spend roughly 8 hours. According to the article, the time we spend on our phones is preventing us from doing more beneficial activities, like working out.
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.