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Welcome to Innovative Thinking, a new platform created to share the latest in knowledge development at Telfer School with the community, academics, and potential research collaborators.

Be inspired by a selection of innovative research ideas, from articles published by our faculty in top-management journals to award-winning research projects. Telfer School’s Innovative Thinking shows our commitment towards research excellence without losing sight of our impactful role in the community.

Professor Bonaccio

Full professor Silvia Bonaccio receives the 2020 Telfer Research Excellence Award as Established Researcher of the Year. Find out more. Read more ›

Technologies and Seniors in the COVID-19 Era

From tools that monitor and manage seniors’ health conditions to communication platforms that connect seniors with their families and friends, several new technologies can make a major difference for seniors during the COVID-19 crisis if effectively leveraged. But are there challenges in engaging the population of seniors in these technologies? Two researchers from Telfer discuss how health information and communication technologies can help the population of seniors overcome the hurdles brought by physical distancing. Read more ›

Telfer Forum - Workplace Mental Health: When your Workplace Becomes your Home

The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the way we work. Most of us are teleworking, managing major projects remotely, and working with virtual teams. To encourage social interactions, some teams even hold virtual happy hours, tea socials or coffee breaks. Over the past weeks working from home, the line between life and work has blurred significantly, especially for those who must also take on more responsibilities on the home front. How do home-based-workers navigate these distractions and the disconnection brought about by this distance working?  Read more ›

Family working at home

The government of Canada has taken unprecedented measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and keep Canadians safe. Physical distancing is undoubtedly an important mitigating strategy, but it also creates challenges for Canadians. How does this new work-life reality impact employees’ mental health and how can organizations support their employees during these uncertain times? To answer some of these questions, we interviewed Assistant Professor Jennifer Dimoff. Read more ›

Social network

Is your work meaningful to you? In a new article published in the Academy of Management Review, Associate Professor Jane O’Reilly, from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, and her co-authors claim that employees develop a sense of meaning when they can achieve goals that have a purpose. However, to achieve these goals, employees need to have social connections to others who can offer them supporting resources along the way. Read more ›

POster

Join us on March 4th, 2020 in our next Telfer Forum, Breaking Burnout: Improving Employee Mental Health and Well-Being. A panel of experts from uOttawa, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and Deloitte Canada will share the latest evidence-based insights and best practices Read more ›

Employees at work

In a new study, Associate Professor Magda Donia and collaborators suggest that increasing employee’s responsibilities and autonomy in culturally diverse workplaces does not always lead to higher employee satisfaction, performance, and creativity. Read more ›

Destigmatizing Employee Mental Illness: The Value of Training Organizational Leaders

Jennifer Dimoff is a new Assistant Professor at the Telfer School of Management. Her research reflects her firm endorsement of the scientist-practitioner model. We interviewed her to learn more about her research interests in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Read more ›

Ridhi Khokha tells a story about mental health conversations in the workplace

Graduate students at the Telfer School of Management tell the stories of their research. In this video, MSc. student Ridhi tells a story about mental health conversations in the workplace. Read more ›

Reem El Attar tells a story of immigrants' interpersonal experiences in the workplace

Graduate students at the Telfer School of Management tell the stories of their research. M.Sc. student Reem tells a research story of immigrants’ interpersonal experiences in the workplace. Read more ›

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