Articles from December 2020


Women of achievement: Tippie's Barbara Thomas

Barbara Thomas, executive director of communications, is devoted to making connections for college students and alumni at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, as well as for community members.

Why capable people are reluctant to lead

All too often, promising employees fail to step up when leadership opportunities arise. What is it that holds so many people back? The authors describe new research that sheds light on three of the most common perceived risks that are associated with leadership: the risk to your interpersonal relationships, the risk to your image, and the risk of being blamed for failure.

Get a grip: The science of a handshake

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
University of Iowa professor Greg Stewart and Body Language Institute’s Janine Driver share handshake tips and first impression do’s and don’ts that can make or break an interview.

Inside the 'bossless' office, where the team takes charge

The hierarchical hassles of the modern workplace are starting to fade, with a cultural move toward flat or "bossless" offices.

Experience is useless for predicting a new hire's performance

It sounds totally outlandish, but that's exactly what a massive new review of 81 studies found. Simply checking for past experience will tell you next to nothing about how a candidate will perform at your company, study co-author Chad Van Iddekinge says. Read more in Inc.

Goodbye handshake: How do we replace the ancient greeting if coronavirus keeps us from touching?

With the coronavirus pandemic making human touch a potentially lethal act since the virus can be transmitted with skin contact, handshaking has suddenly become socially unacceptable. Tippie Professor Greg Stewart weighs in on whether it will come back or not in USA Today.

Make your side hustle work

We live in the era of the side hustle. Nearly 44 million U.S. workers are currently running a variety of side hustles ranging from driving for ride-sharing companies, renting out their houses, or selling handcrafts online. But how can you manage a side hustle in a way that brings maximum benefits without affecting your full-time job?

The Gazette: A conversation with UI assistant professor Beth Livingston

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business assistant professor Beth Livingston has spent 15 years studying spousal/partner negotiation, and she’s a frequent human resources consultant for local businesses. Her background makes her uniquely qualified to offer advice for individuals and companies navigating the new—and sometimes tough—work arrangements created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Priority shipping: Vaccine or holiday packages? Panel tackled this and other obstacles.

Tippie's Business Analytics Department hosted a panel discussion with representatives from Operation Warp Speed and UI Health Care to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Tippie Diversity Committee - December Update

Monday, December 14, 2020
December 10 is International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.