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  • Post-Pandemic work environment

    How some women are remaking the workplace to better suit their lives

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    As offices begin to reopen, some women are setting new physical, emotional and cultural boundaries. As Ellen Ernst Kossek, a professor at Purdue who studies work-life boundaries says, "There’s nothing wrong with loving your job. But it should not be at the cost of developing other parts of our life."

    Full article: How some women are remaking the workplace to better suit their lives

  • Gender equity

    Study by Krannert prof identifies seven steps for advancing career equality amid pandemic

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Gender equality has become a hot topic in management as business leaders address growing pressures to advance women who remain significantly underrepresented in key leadership jobs and face an on-going pay and stock equity gap, says Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Study by Krannert prof identifies seven steps for advancing career equality amid pandemic

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    Happy Family, Happy Work: Study links transformational leadership to attachment theory

    Monday, February 1, 2021

    “Transformational leadership — or behaviors that inspire followers to move beyond their own self-interest and work toward the good of the group — often fails to reach the levels needed by subordinates each day,” says Benjamin Dunford, an associate professor of organizational behavior/human resources at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. “Supervisors need regular support to ensure that they consistently display these expected behaviors at work.”

    Full article: Happy Family, Happy Work: Study links transformational leadership to attachment theory

  • working parent

    What Working Parents Need from Their Managers

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Even during a pandemic, managers are expected to lead their teams and drive business results. But there’s a dilemma: They must acknowledge that Covid-19 is putting an enormous strain on people, especially working parents, while also holding them accountable for getting their work done. This means employing two strategies that, on the surface, might seem to conflict: predictability and flexibility. Specifically, they should build routines into the workday without unduly burdening parents, while at the same time experimenting with new ways of working and communicating so that everyone’s needs are accommodated fairly.

    Full article: What Working Parents Need from Their Managers

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    Here’s what employers need to know about ‘boomerang’ employees vs. new hires

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

    A common piece of career advice is to not “burn bridges” when leaving one employer for another. After all, who knows what opportunities may present themselves in the future? Michael A. Campion, Purdue’s Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management, addresses that and related questions in his recent research.

    Full article: Here’s what employers need to know about ‘boomerang’ employees vs. new hires

  • David Schoorman

    Krannert expert: 4 Surefire Ways To Build Trust

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    Krannert Professor David Schoorman is an author of what’s widely seen as the most influential psychology paper in the decade of the 1990s. The research in that paper, and subsequent studies Schoorman and his colleagues have conducted in the quarter-century since, has revealed something fascinating about the way humans build and earn trust.

    Full article: Krannert expert: 4 Surefire Ways To Build Trust

  • woman working from home

    Krannert expert: 3 initiatives to improve U.S. work-life policy amid pandemic

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has illuminated how poorly the United States compares with other major industrialized nations in providing workers across all industries with equal access to paid sick and family leave, employee-requested flexible scheduling, and reasonable work hours, according to Ellen Ernst Kossek, Purdue's Basil S. Turner Professor of Management.

    Full article: Krannert expert: 3 initiatives to improve U.S. work-life policy amid pandemic

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    Meeting the Needs of Nonparent Workers

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

    As support programs for new parents have increased, with expanded time off and other benefits, managers need to be careful that they don't neglect workers who aren't parents and who also need time away, says Purdue work-life expert Ellen Ernst Kossek.

    Full article: Meeting the Needs of Nonparent Workers

  • After the pandemic, women who work from home could face career penalties

    Monday, June 22, 2020

    Companies with plans to roll out work-from-home policies on a wide scale after the pandemic must plan to adjust their workplace cultures, says a Purdue University expert on inclusive organizations.

    Full article: After the pandemic, women who work from home could face career penalties

  • baseball player

    Emboldened by 'When and Where' Tagline, MLB Players Band Together

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

    The three-word tagline has galvanized MLB players like we've never seen in the age of social media, says James Dworkin, a Krannert School of Management professor and the author of Owners Versus Players: Baseball and Collective Bargaining. “The players seem to be very, very, very unified,” he tells Sports Illustrated.

    Full article: Emboldened by 'When and Where' Tagline, MLB Players Band Together

  • Purdue trustees approve distinguished, named and chaired faculty

    Friday, June 12, 2020

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Thursday (June 11) ratified four distinguished professors and approved the appointments of a named professor and a chaired professor, among other actions. These include the ratification of Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management Mike Campion and the appointment of Professor Richard Makadok as the Brock Family Chair in Strategic Management.

    Full article: Purdue trustees approve distinguished, named and chaired faculty

  • Gateway Arch

    Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering two new online master’s degree options in January 2021. The Master in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Master in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) each will be offered in seven-week segments, with students taking one or two classes at a time

    Full article: Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs