MBA on the Move

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UCO MBA Student Fueled to Succeed in the Classroom and on the Race Track

At the spry age of six, Bryce Cornet discovered his passion for racing while piloting his first kart. Fast forward 18 years and Bryce is currently six for six in all Formula Mazda races, has claimed three track records and is the current SCCA Hoosier Super Tour Championship Leader.

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Bryce hasn’t always had a clear path to the finish line. In 2010, at the age of 15, he began having heart palpitations and fainting symptoms. Bryce was soon diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) and Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT), both conditions that affect his heart. Bryce underwent two catheter ablation procedures. Due to this, Bryce was sidelined for the next seven years but with some hard work and dedication, Bryce was able to make a full return to racing in 2017. The story of Bryce’s racing journey was recently featured in a film, “Driven: The Bryce Cornet Story.” . . .  read more

Generational Differences in the Workplace

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Complaining about younger generations has been popular for thousands of years. In the fifth century BC, Socrates famously griped about children loving luxury, having bad manners and showing contempt for authority.

Generational friction often shows up in the workplace, and many people are aware of the stereotypes: Baby Boomers complain about millennials’ lack of professionalism. Millennials criticize Gen Xers’ insistence on emailing everything. Gen Xers wish Millennials would get off their smartphones during work. . . .  read more

9 Ways to Increase Employee Productivity

Disengaged employee checking his phone at work.

Disengaged employees are unproductive employees. From entry-level positions to top executives, a lack of connection to the organization and its mission can mean a loss of profits.

In fact, a recent study from McClean and Co. estimates a disengaged employee costs an organization roughly $3,400 for every $10,000 in salary. A Gallup study found disengaged employees cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion in lost productivity per year. . . .  read more

7 People Who Always Show Up Late

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When people show up late for meetings or miss deadlines, it gives the person waiting time to think.

They think about how unprofessional their coworker is. How untrustworthy. How careless.

Even if employees produce great work and have a positive attitude, being too casual with schedules can make the boss question a staff member’s leadership ability. . . .  read more

Student Comment as Disorienting Dilemma

Dr. Jeff King

Dr. Fernanda Duarte of the University of Western Sydney posits an interesting thesis: “Transformative learning as an antidote to cynicism” (Duarte, 2010). She teaches in the Business College and confronted her own “disorienting dilemma” (Mezirow, 1990, pp. 13-14) when a student in one of her classes said there was too much class time devoted to ethics in business when, in the final analysis, everyone knows in the real world that making a profit is the main purpose of doing business. . . .  read more