Inequality, Uncomfortable Delegation, Kids Call The Shots
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1013
- Oct 19, 2016 4:00 pm
- 2:24:23 mins
How Corporate America Can Curb Income Iinequality and Make More Money To (19:17) Dr. Wallace J. Hopp is a Distinguished University Professor at the Ross School of Business located at the University of Michigan. He has been studying work systems in the manufacturing and service sectors for over 30 years. Employees and companies are supposed to work hand in hand to increase productivity in the work place, increase company earnings, and in bettering the American economy. Just as parents and children both give and take form each other, employees and companies have a special symbiotic relationship. What happens when if the employees or the company only acts in their own self-interest? Who is the ultimate looser? Dr. Hopp explains. Revisited Movie Reviews - The Burbs (1:05:14) In honor of Halloween we are revisiting scary movies of the past. Today's movie is The Burbs with Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher. How Uncomfortable We Are Making Choices for Others (1:07:50) Dr. Mary Steffel is an assistant professor of marketing at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Her research examines social judgment and decision making, including when people recruit others to help them make decisions, what are the barriers to choosing effectively on behalf of others, and how to help people make better decisions for themselves and others. Often, we may even find ourselves hesitant to delegate tasks and decision making to others, even when they would benefit from doing so. Yet anyone who has worked in a large organization will tell you that, just as often, decisions can get passed from person to person, making it difficult for everyone to get work done. So how do we encourage delegating when it’s beneficial and reduce it when it’s not? Dr. Steffel shares her research. Why Parents Let Their Kids Bully Them (1:52:46) Dr. Sean Grover is a psychotherapist and author of the book WHEN KIDS CALL THE SHOTS: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully – and Enjoy Parenting Again. Dr. Grover has worked with parents and children for over 20 years, and maintains one of the largest group therapy practices in the United States. More and more parents these days don’t realize they are actually letting their own children bully them and fill their homes with screaming, kicking, and floods of tears. Dr. Grover teachs us how to reassert our roles as parents.