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Remote working mindset

Are people more productive and emotionally positive working remotely? A new study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School finds the answer may be in the mindset of employees. The coronavirus pandemic has sparked plenty of debate…

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Dear diary

Personal diaries can help understand how society approaches 'grand challenges' such as war, starvation and poverty, says a study co-authored by Shaz Ansari at Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Shahzad Ansari The analysis of unsolicited personal diaries can help in…

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Opening up

'Embrace your inner Sharer': leaders should not be afraid to talk about fears and anxieties, says a Harvard Business Review article co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has posed plenty of challenges…

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Sadness vs fear

The ability to recognise emotions of others is important but can get lost in translation, so a new study develops a face-based test not affected by linguistic differences. The ability to recognise emotions expressed by others is vital for job…

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Because I’m happy

Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School discusses how to create happier employees in the new issue of strategy+business magazine published by PwC. An interview with Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School on how to create happier employees…

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Unsettling research

No ivory tower here: how academics are affected by research in unsettling contexts like refugee camps, prisons and rape-crisis centres. A frequent refrain voiced about academic institutions is that there is too much “ivory tower” research divorced from the realities…

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My Science: How emotions shape our work life

Emotions can make a difference in employee work performance and behaviour, says Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School. "When it comes to how people feel in a business, many point to the leader.…

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The psychologist who reminds us that emotions affect our working lives

Do emotions matter in the workplace? Jochen Menges, an expert in organisational behaviour, thinks they matter profoundly for employee performance and behaviour. His research into leadership reveals that charisma has both positive and negative outcomes. Being awestruck by a charismatic…

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Service with a smile

Fresh research has revealed managers and employees are poles apart in their views on workplace relationships when it comes to dealing with negative emotions Fresh research into workplace relationships has revealed that managers who help employees to deal with negative…

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Let’s have less pride, and more shame, in the work place

In the current climate, where business has almost become an ethics-free zone, Dr Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School, talks about his new research which looks at the negative emotion of shame and…

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