Glossy work permeates cultural industries, but exists in other sectors too

Published: 10 May 2023

When Lisa Cohen moved to New York City in 1984 to work for Vanity Fair magazine, it seemed like a dream job. But the reality didn’t stack up to her expectations. Though the work was sometimes...

Employees duties may differ from those in job postings

Published: 6 December 2022

The job that you think you are applying for can be pretty different from the work that you actually do. It’s crucial to know why this happens, says Associate Professor Lisa Cohen.  Sometimes hiring...

Delve: Why the Job You Apply For May Not Be the Job You Get

Published: 1 December 2022

When most people apply for jobs, they expect the job description to match the job that will be filled. But between the interview and the actual hiring, job duties sometimes evolve. At a time when...

In the Midst of Hiring: Pathways of Anticipated and Accidental Job Evolution During Hiring

Published: 14 November 2022

Authors: Lisa E. Cohen and Sara Mahabadi Publication: Organization Science Volume 33, Issue 5, September-October 2022, Pages 1938-1963 Abstract:

Inaccurate job descriptions can have unanticipated effects

Published: 8 November 2022

A job description can be pretty different from the job itself. Sometimes this can be because the hiring organization’s needs are evolving, and they are responding to these changes, write Professor...

McGill team wins honourable mention at EDI case writing competition

Published: 3 August 2022

Congratulations to 2023 BCom Jaslie Denault and MBAs Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez, David Iacono and Kriti Pradhan, in collaboration with Faculty Lecturer Tatiana Gauvin, for their honourable mention at...

In conversation with Lisa Cohen, Director of EDI

Published: 28 January 2022

The Faculty's first ever Director of EDI, Lisa Cohen, joined the McGill Reporter to reflect on the past year and a half of her mandate. She discusses the progress that has been made so far, but...

Rethinking the five-day work week

Published: 8 December 2021

Employers across the globe are shifting to a four-day work week to boost productivity and morale. According to Professor Lisa Cohen, a longer weekend doesn’t just create wider margins for rest and...

Celebrating excellence in teaching at Desautels

Published: 11 June 2021

Across programs and subject areas, the Desautels Faculty of Management recognizes the vital role that teaching plays in enriching the student experience and in inspiring the next generation of...


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