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Experts Available to Discuss Dell Shareholder Meeting

A few months ago, Michael Dell made headlines with his announcement to turn his 29-year-old company created in his UT Austin dorm room, Dell Inc., private. This week, shareholders will meet to vote on his plan. The University of Texas at Austin has experts available to discuss this meeting and the resulting impact of the…   » Continue Reading

Companies that quiet employee opinions alienate workers and miss out on big ideas

Companies that quiet employee opinions alienate workers and miss out on big ideas

There's a scene in an episode of the television series "The Office" in which the incompetent boss Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) tries to impress his supervisor by sharing employee ideas from a suggestion box, which he claims to sort through regularly. The first item he reads aloud: "What should we do to prepare…   » Continue Reading

Loss of Control Leads People to Seek Order Through Superstition, Ritual

Individuals who lack control seek to find and impose order in the world through superstition, rituals and conspiratorial explanations, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and published in Science.