At work, hierarchies draw narcissist job hunters

ITHACA, N.Y. – People who have narcissistic tendencies are more likely to support hierarchies, according to research by Emily M. Zitek, assistant professor at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Two hundred to 400 people answered questions in five separate studies, which collected information through online surveys. People with narcissistic traits tended to support […]

Study finds dramatic improvement in unions’ practices

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a dramatic shift of practice during the past 20 years, U.S. unions are progressively embracing conventional organizational habits according to research led by Lois S. Gray, professor of labor management relations at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The research findings suggest “unions have increasingly adopted more formal and systematic […]

Texas blast may teach us that labor-management communication can save lives

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE  Texas blast may teach us that labor-management communication can save lives Thursday, April 25, 2013 Nellie Brown, director of Workplace Health & Safety Programs at Cornell University’s ILR School, discusses the importance of labor-management communication in the aftermath of the explosion at a West Texas fertilizer plant April 17. Brown […]