Dr. Romila Singh, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, explains how a nuanced, customized approach to human resources can be more effective, especially on a global scale.
Dr. Michael Lovell, former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor, explains how diverse teams are more effective in both university and corporate environments. But an effective team should not just embrace ethnic diversity, it should also include people of different experiences, backgrounds, and specialties.
Layoffs cast a dark cloud over an organization. People become risk averse, unwilling to push boundaries out of fear for being let go, and because few departments are eliminated entirely, people begin experiencing a form of survivor guilt. Do some people perform better to guard their position? Sure, says Dr. Nadya Fouad, but others may perform worse.