How core team members affect team performance

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Modern workplaces increasingly use crew-based teams—groups of individuals who fill different roles and are brought together to complete a task. However, a new study from the Tippie College of Business suggests that experience with the core member of the team—or the team member that is more central to the workflow—is critical for successful performance.

Intimate partner violence is a workplace issue

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Intimate partner violence, or IPV, is often perceived as a private occurrence; in reality, it also affects virtually every aspect of a victim’s life, including their work life. Tippie's Beth Livingston researched what role organizations can play in the understanding and prevention of IPV. Data shows that work is one of the few spaces where people feel they can seek help, and that colleagues may be a victim’s only ally. At the same time, the financial freedom work gives people can make them a target for abuse. So what can organizations do to help?
 

Study finds employers’ reviews of job applicants’ social media fraught with problems

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A new study from Tippie researcher Chad Van Iddekinge suggests that reviewing job applicants’ social media sites may not be an effective way to assess the candidates, and doing so may also conflict with federal employment law.

UI colleges of business and public health partner with Native American tribes to develop programming

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Tippie Professor Amy Colbert is working with a program in the university’s College of Public Health that partners with Native American tribes to develop new programs addressing mental health and addiction needs in local communities.

The overlooked key to leading through chaos

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Ask executives to list traits of great leaders and they will probably name vision, honesty, or the ability to execute change. Rarely mentioned is one critical capability that leaders need most in turbulent times: sensemaking, the ability to create and update maps of a complex environment in order to act more effectively in it.

Should you rehire an employee who left your company?

Monday, February 8, 2021

These days, it’s common for people to work for many employers over the course of their careers. When an employee who previously left your company tries to come back, how do you determine whether or not you should rehire them? Research from Tippie's Chad Van Iddekinge shows rehiring these “boomerang” employees can come with some benefits. 

Stop making excuses for toxic bosses

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

 

If you’ve ever worked for a toxic boss, you know how damaging it can be. So should you forgive a manager who tries to make amends for their bad behavior?

Get a grip: The science of a handshake

Thursday, December 17, 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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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.