Lisa Cohen

Expectation vs reality in the workplace

Published: 13May2021

Romanticizing a career can lead to disillusionment, Professor Lisa Cohen concludes in her recently published study. The employees she interviewed for the study had at least one thing in common:...

How to avoid ‘glossy work’

Published: 31Mar2021

Professor Lisa Cohen once coined the term ‘glossy work’ to describe the mismatch between an employee’s job title and their day-to-day responsibilities. By asking informed questions in job...

Prof. Lisa Cohen co-edits special virtual issue of Administrative Science Quarterly

Published: 16Mar2021

Congratulations to Lisa Cohen, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, for co-editing the special virtual issue of Administrative Science Quarterly in honor of Women’s History Month!

A disconnect between job title and actual duties leads to “glossy work”

Published: 4Mar2021

Professor Lisa Cohen once coined the popular term “glossy work” to describe a mismatch between an employee’s job title and day-to-day responsibilities. In “How to Recognize and Avoid the Toxic...

2020 SSHRC Insight Grants awarded

Published: 23Feb2021

Congratulations to the Desautels professors who received 2020 SSHRC Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants....

Delve: How to Recognize and Avoid the Toxic Glamour of Glossy Work

Published: 5Feb2021

A new study by Lisa Cohen, an associate professor of organizational behaviour at McGill University, and Sandy Spataro, a professor of management at Northern Kentucky University, explores how people...

Pandemic changes risk calculation for would-be entrepreneurs

Published: 13Jan2021

The high-risk, high-reward gamble of startup life has lost some of its gleam during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Professor Lisa Cohen....

The future of telecommuting

Published: 5Nov2020

Recent polls show that 89% of Canadians think that telecommuting is a positive experience. Professor Lisa Cohen joins MAtv Montreal to discuss the future of telecommuting Watch video

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