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July 2007


Cranky Bosses Don't Get the Job Done

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Does mood matter in the workplace? Do cranky bosses make employees more or less productive? Is it better, in other words, to be feared or loved?

All of these questions are answered in a new study by Sigal Barsade, an associate professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton ...

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corporate culture

Mom and Pop Aren't Who You Think They Are

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Rumors of the death of the mom-and-pop may have been greatly exaggerated. There are 22 million businesses in the United States with five or fewer employees. Together, they produce more than $1 trillion in annual revenues. Major credit card companies and banks have descended on the sector, jostling ...

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small business

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