Posts tagged: business

Salford experts respond to Brexit announcement

Dr Cristina Chiva, Lecturer in EU Politics, said: “So far, European leaders have been holding their cards very close to their chest, urging calm and saying very little about what will happen next. “Silence should not be mistaken for weakness, though. Brexit is an existential threat to the Union, which is why, in the weeks that […]


Visiting Professor to give seminars at Salford Business School

Professor Diana Haytko from Florida Gulf Coast University will visit Salford Business School next month, giving two Marketing-related seminars, on 6 and 11 July, which are open to colleagues and students.   ‘The New Retirement’, retirement age, demographic and economic changes in the US leading to changes in spending patterns. Wednesday 6 July, 2-4pm, in […]


Envy could make workers less likely to lie

Feelings of envy could make workers and executives less likely to lie, a new study has found. And there could be lessons for managers who want to reduce the likelihood of workplace lying.  A series of scandals have rocked the corporate world in recent years, from MG Rover, Lehman Brothers and others, all of which […]


Professor Kirk Chang’s latest research in gossip management at work

Professor Kirk Chang has been interviewed by Fiona Macrae, Science Correspondent for the Daily Mail and talked about his latest research in gossip management at work. Prof. Chang, who conducted a series of empirical investigations with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and National Chengchi University (Taiwan), said: “Virtually all workers engage in gossip at one time […]


Does gossip at work harm performance?

Gossip at work can damage morale and make workers more cynical, possibly lowering productivity in around a sixth of all workers, research from Salford has suggested. Gossip is a well-known phenomenon in workplaces across the world, with ‘water cooler’ moments occurring in most office or factory environments. It is often defined as an informal, casual conversation about […]