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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.

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 ›

New University Research Chair will Support Gender, Equity and Inclusion among Professional Workers

An internationally recognized researcher in gender and health workforce leadership from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa will examine how organizations can foster greater gender equity and inclusiveness among professional workers.  Read more ›

The dark side of forgiveness in the workplace

There is potential dark side for well-being when forgiveness is motivated by external pressures. To better understand why inauthentic forgiveness might occur, and its consequences in the workplace, Professors Jane O’Reilly has a launched a research project entitled “Inauthentic and Authentic Forgiveness in the Workplace.” The project has been awarded a prestigious Insight grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Read more ›

A new initiative to empower women leaders in health

Professor Ivy Bourgeault launched in 2017 a research project entitled Empowering Women Leaders in Health, Health Sciences and Indigenous Health. “The project’s ultimate goal is to build a strong and supportive community of established and emerging women leaders, helping them transform the health care system through their unique leadership skills, experiences, and contributions,” explains Professor Bourgeault. Read more ›

Health care workers in hospital

The Canadian Health and Human Resources Network will be hosting the 2018 Canadian Health Workforce Conference (CHWC) from October 4th to 6th. The goal of the conference is to showcase the latest research, cutting-edge technology, and innovation in health workforce policy, planning, and management across the country and to provide academics and practitioners with an opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange and meaningful discussion on a range of health workforce issues. Read more ›

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