Category Archives: Leadership & Behavior

Understanding what governs and influences the behavior of individuals in social or commercial interactions, decision-making and leadership is the aim of the faculty’s economists and psychologists working in the field of organizational behavior.

Corporate chameleons: How applicants adapt their assessment responses to get hired

Job applications are often highly competitive. Inevitably applicants will try to present the best, most suitable version of themselves to the hirer. But just how far will they go to appear an attractive applicant?

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Long live the power breakfast: Why executives should schedule critical tasks for early in the day

Many executives spend significant sums improving their personal performance. However, new research by Elizabeth Demers and her co-authors, suggests that there is one relatively simple, effective and low cost way of upping your game as an executive. They show that, for a combination of reasons, cognitive function, mood and the ability to communicate tend to decline throughout the day. For executives with packed diaries and little time to replenish reserves, it is best to get critical tasks scheduled for the morning.

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Disrupting human resource development: The impact of immersive virtual reality

Interpersonal skills training is about to get a little less personal, it seems. A new paper from Marianne Schmid Mast and co-authors suggests that our role-playing training partners of the future may not be our colleagues or managers, but virtual humans instead.

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