Idle time causes employees to work more slowly

January 19, 2018

Researchers have found that having too much time can cause employees to work more slowly in order to avoid boredom.

UT management professor Andrew Brodsky, along with Harvard business professor Teresa Amabile, studied the effect on an employee not having enough work to fill their time, causing a period of “idle time.”

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Interested Students Engage Better in Classes

August 26, 2016

Bad news for students who suffer through boring classes: New research has confirmed that students who are interested in course material are better able to engage in class.

The study, which was led by UT College of Education professor Erika Patall, confirms that interested students tend to work harder, pay more attention, and think more about strategies to remember the material. Continue reading