18 episodes

The Management Lab is a podcast featuring two business professors, Sean Hansen and Uri Gal, who bring science-based tools and insights to tackle current managerial issues. Each podcast includes a discussion of the latest research findings, practical strategies, and real-world examples that will help you to enhance your managerial skills and drive organizational success.

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The Management Lab is a podcast featuring two business professors, Sean Hansen and Uri Gal, who bring science-based tools and insights to tackle current managerial issues. Each podcast includes a discussion of the latest research findings, practical strategies, and real-world examples that will help you to enhance your managerial skills and drive organizational success.

    How Organizations Can Manage Technology-Induced Stress and Enhance Productivity

    How Organizations Can Manage Technology-Induced Stress and Enhance Productivity

    Techno-stress refers to the stress we feel because of our inability to adjust to the introduction of new technologies. It can reduce workers’ job satisfaction, increase attrition, and hinder organizations’ ability to innovate. Sean and Uri examine the science of the causes, nature, and implications of technostress, and how managers can mitigate its negative effects.
    Research discussed in the episode:
    Ayyagari, R., Grover, V., & Purvis, R. (2011). Technostress: Technological antecedents and implications. MIS Quarterly, 35(4), 831-858.
    Califf, C. B., Sarker, S., & Sarker, S. (2020). The bright and dark sides of technostress: A mixed-methods study involving healthcare IT. MIS Quarterly, 44(2), 809-856.
    Nastjuk, I., Trang, S., Grummeck-Braamt, J. V., Adam, M. T., & Tarafdar, M. (2023). Integrating and synthesising technostress research: a meta-analysis on technostress creators, outcomes, and IS usage contexts. European Journal of Information Systems, 1-22.
    Tarafdar, M., Pullins, E. B., & Ragu‐Nathan, T. S. (2015). Technostress: negative effect on performance and possible mitigations. Information Systems Journal, 25(2), 103-132.

    • 51 min
    Why work is boring and how to make it more interesting

    Why work is boring and how to make it more interesting

    Workplace boredom refers to a state of low arousal and dissatisfaction, which is attributed to an inadequately stimulating work environment. It can lead to counterproductive behavior, job turnover, anxiety, and depression. Sean and Uri examine the science of the causes, nature, and implications of workplace boredom, and how managers can make it more interesting.

    • 56 min
    Beyond the Screen: Using AR and VR in the Workplace

    Beyond the Screen: Using AR and VR in the Workplace

    With the launch of the Apple Vision Pro, excitement about the potential of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is running hot. In this episode of The Management Lab, we explore these emergent technologies along with their most promising business applications and the challenges to their organizational use.
     
    Research we discuss in the episode:
    Adhyaru, J. S., & Kemp, C. (2022). Virtual reality as a tool to promote wellbeing in the workplace. Digital Health, 8, 2055-2076.
    Berman, B., & Pollack, D. (2021). Strategies for the successful implementation of augmented reality. Business Horizons, 64(5), 621-630.
    de Regt, A., Barnes, S. J., & Plangger, K. (2020). The virtual reality value chain. Business Horizons, 63(6), 737-748.
    Porter, M. E., & Heppelmann, J. E. (2017). Why every organization needs an augmented reality strategy. Harvard Business Review, 95(6), 46-57.
    Riches, S., Taylor, L., Jeyarajaguru, P., Veling, W., & Valmaggia, L. (2023). Virtual reality and immersive technologies to promote workplace wellbeing: a systematic review. Journal of Mental Health, 1-21.
    Venkatesan, M., Mohan, H., Ryan, J. R., Schürch, C. M., Nolan, G. P., Frakes, D. H., & Coskun, A. F. (2021). Virtual and augmented reality for biomedical applications. Cell Reports Medicine, 2(7), 100348.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Echoes of Prejudice: Exploring and Combating Stereotype Threat

    Echoes of Prejudice: Exploring and Combating Stereotype Threat

    Stereotype threat refers to the performance-sapping impact of situations in which people feel they are at risk of confirming or reinforcing negative stereotypes about a social group of which they are a member. Sean and Uri investigate the science of the causes and nature of stereotype threat, and how managers can mitigate its effects.

    • 53 min
    The do’s and don’ts of giving effective employee feedback

    The do’s and don’ts of giving effective employee feedback

    Employee feedback is an essential component of work life that can be a source of individual growth and organizational success but also of anxiety and rigidity. Sean and Uri investigate the science of how managers can deliver effective feedback.

    • 59 min
    Speaking Up or Holding Back: Navigating Voice and Silence in the Workplace

    Speaking Up or Holding Back: Navigating Voice and Silence in the Workplace

    Employee voice refers to the ways in which employees communicate their opinions and suggestions to their managers on how to improve their organization.
    Conversely, employee silence occurs when employees withhold their views due to fear of negative consequences or a belief that their opinions are not valued.
    Understanding these dynamics is critical for managers because encouraging employee voice can lead to better organizational outcomes, such as higher performance, innovation, and employee retention. On the other hand, addressing the reasons behind employee silence can prevent potential issues from escalating and improve the overall workplace environment.
    In this episode, we delve into the research on employee voice and silence and address some of its main questions:
    What are the primary drivers of voice and silence?
    What are the effects of voice and silence behavior on individual employees and organizations?
    What can organizational leaders do to encourage voice and decrease silence behavior?
    How can we design organizational structures and processes to encourage voice and decrease silence behavior?
    Do men and women differ in their propensity for voice/silence behavior?

    • 1 hr 16 min

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