UConn Today – In many American workplaces, employees are bombarded with almost incessant interruptions that disrupt concentration, derail productivity, and generate stress.
Many office workers and IT professionals report being interrupted every three to 11 minutes, while nurses, on average, are interrupted six to 12 times an hour. Most business emails are opened within six seconds of being received, and employees check their emails up to 36 times an hour, according to UConn management professor Nora Madjar.Continue Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic prevented a team of business and law students from traveling to Barcelona, but not from finishing in the Top Three in a prestigious, international negotiation competition.Continue Reading
CNET – An energetic crowd of hundreds of Amazon workers gathered around the Spheres, a 90-foot-tall glass building at the center of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, to hold up signs reading “No AWS for Oil and Gas” and practice chants like “Climate change is not a lie, do not let our planet die.”
UConn Today – When you think of creativity, you probably think about artists, musicians, or writers. One field of study that probably doesn’t come to mind immediately is business management. But Nora Madjar, an associate professor of management in the UConn School of Business, has spent her career looking at ways to emphasize the benefits of creativity in the workplace.
Although the Stop & Shop strike is over, that may not be the end to the tide of recent labor action. In the past year, there have been prominent teacher strikes across the nation, and here in Connecticut, a possible strike is looming among nursing home employees.Continue Reading
Juniors and seniors from Manchester High School, and their teachers, visited the School of Business earlier this month to learn more about business careers and explore their interest in the field. Continue Reading
How do you host a conference for 40 of the top creativity researchers in the world?
By giving them activities that are novel, useful, and intellectually stimulating, said Management Professor Nora Madjar, who hosted the Creativity Collaboratorium in Storrs from Sept. 13-15.Continue Reading