The Aston Inaugurals celebrate and showcase the research expertise of the University’s newly appointed professors across a diverse range of topics.
The second lecture in the series will be given by Nick Lee, Professor of Marketing and Organizational Research, and Marketing Research Group Convenor, at Aston Business School on Tuesday 5th February 2013.
The good news is, you’re fired...
Many people think that, given the chance, they'd make a pretty good manager. Similarly, most people also think that they make pretty good employees.
However, as scientists understand more about these complex workplace interactions, we continue to find that actions that seem like the 'right' thing to do actually lead to unintended negative effects. At the same time, actions that many might think of as harmful to the work environment actually have positive effects. Uncovering these counter-intuitive effects requires an approach that goes beyond the notion of 'commonsense'- what 'should' and 'shouldn't' work - to integrate insights from psychological, organisational, and even biological, sciences, and bring them to bear on the environment where we spend more waking time than any other; the workplace.
This lecture will explore many examples of the strange ways that managers can influence good - and bad - employee behaviour. After all, you may be fired, but was it really your fault?
All of the Aston Inaugurals will start at 6.00pm and will be held in the Sumpner Lecture Theatre located in the Main Building on Aston University campus which is just a short walk from the Centre of Birmingham.
The event is free to attend and open to all. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served from 5.30pm and a buffet will follow the lecture.
Further information about the event can be found via: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/about/news/events/aston-inaugurals-2012/aston-inaugural-professor-nick-lee/.
Contact: Emma Sutton, 0121 204 4542, firstname.lastname@example.org.