Saying ‘no’, nicely
Many businesses have become ‘gatekeepers’ during COVID-19, but University of Melbourne research finds tips to keeping customers happy while staying COVID-safe.
Is transparency at work good for productivity?
In a time of remote working, motivation and productivity are more important than ever. University of Melbourne research asks if transparency is the answer.
The potential of the ‘token’ woman
A University of Melbourne expert says recognising the value of ‘token’ individuals within the workplace can broaden perspectives and improve team performance.
Is empathy good for business?
Empathy is a crucial advantage in business, says a University of Melbourne expert, but too much empathy can have unintended consequences, clouding objectivity
Recruit Smarter: A better way to do business
The Recruit Smarter program, by the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government, identifies ways to remove unconscious bias during recruitment.
Want to lead self-motivated employees?
University of Melbourne research has shown how leaders can support employees to work more autonomously, creating a happier and more productive workplace.
It's official: Power creates a narcissist
Power increases narcissism among people with high testosterone levels, University of Melbourne research has found, so watch out for self-obsessed managers.
Why moaning about work can actually be good for you
University of Melbourne research shows moaning can help teams bond in the workplace and process negative emotions, and that humour plays an important role too.
Getting results with a people-first management style
Management guru Robert C. Liden on the surprisingly widespread benefits of the Servant Leadership approach.
The middle manager: dinosaur or unicorn?
Middle managers are often maligned as corporate dinosaurs, but an effective 'managing manager' is at the heart of any successful, profitable organisation.