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Econ 050


Oct 11, 2019

For young professionals in particular, starting a new job can feel like grasping in the dark. The uncertainty of trying to figure out your place in a complex work environment can become very stressful very quickly. You may feel like you have to say “yes” to everything that is asked of you, but does being involved in multiple projects at your workplace ultimately improve or worsen your job performance? Can sticking your neck out and volunteering to take on more work end up backfiring? Assistant professor Joost van de Brake looked into all of these questions in his recent research, and sat down with Econ 050 to discuss ways that employers may be able to provide more certainty for their staff in a dynamic work place.