• Business School professor’s study finds video games highly effective training tool

    DENVER – Long derided as mere entertainment, new research now shows that organizations using video games to train employees end up with smarter, more motivated workers who learn more and forget less. A University of Colorado Denver Business School study found those trained on video games do their jobs better, have higher skills and retain information longer than workers learning in less interactive, more passive environments.  Read more

    October 20, 2010
    Rebecca Ward
  • Professor Johnson’s research finds beautiful women face discrimination

    While many see no downside to being beautiful, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School says attractive women face discrimination when it comes to landing certain kinds of jobs. In a study released in the May/June Journal of Social Psychology, Stefanie Johnson, assistant professor of management at CU Denver Business School, found that beauty has an ugly side, at least for women.  Read more

    August 9, 2010
    Rebecca Ward
  • Professor wins award for his research that proves downsizing rarely improves profits

    Professor wins award for his research that proves downsizing rarely improves profits

    CU Denver Business School Professor Wayne Cascio won a $50,000 award Tuesday for pioneering research that showed corporate downsizing had little effect on profits and should be used sparingly and only as a last resort. He was presented with the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 62nd Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego.  Read more

    June 29, 2010
    Rebecca Ward
  • Stefanie Johnson – Emotional Contamination in the Workplace

    Recent research suggests that managers’ moods and emotions can have powerful effects on their employees’ moods, emotions and attitudes, ultimately affecting performance. Both laboratory and field studies conducted at University of Colorado Denver’s Business School, revealed that employees “catch” their managers’ moods and emotions through a process called emotional contagion.  Read more

    January 1, 2010
    Tyghe Boone-Worthman