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Delve - "New Normal" podcast: Life’s Good on Top, But For Everyone Else? with Samer Faraj

In episode 5 of The ‘New Normal’ hosted by Dave Kaufman, Professor Samer Faraj speaks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created an over reliance on corporate technological behemoths.

Published: 15 Jun 2021

Delve: What the Future of Work Holds in the Age of the Learning Algorithm

What will your workplace be like in the age of the learning algorithm? New research from Professor Samer Faraj explains why the current technological revolution is unlike any other we’ve seen and how we can adapt.

This article is brought to you by Delve, the official thought leadership publication of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 7 Oct 2019

Welcoming the next wave of management researchers

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomed its new cohort of PhD students at a lunch reception in September organized by the Desautels Doctorate Student Society (DDSS).

This year’s cohort totals 65 students (26 women, 39 men) who originate from 16 countries across the world.

Meet the 2018 incoming PhD cohort

Published: 31 Oct 2018

Professor Faraj awarded six research recognitions

Over summer 2018, Professor Samer Faraj received six recognitions for the excellence of his completed and forthcoming research.

In recognition of his published research with students and collaborators, Professor Faraj was presented with the following:

Published: 14 Sep 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

Does moving hospitals to a new building give you a different kind of care?

Learn more about how Desautels professors are behind some of the most unique research projects in the world.

Published: 5 Feb 2018

Research into project team makeup arrives at surprising conclusion

A research paper authored in part by Desautels Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management, and Healthcare Samer Faraj compared the traditional management style (where the most experienced person is in charge) with the more self-driving teams that are a hallmark of agile systems development.

Published: 12 May 2017

Five questions organisations must ask when reacting to surprises

The researchers examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations.

Faraj says: “Our research examined a high-profile case which showcased the difficulties in coordination faced by a large multidisciplinary police team in a fast-paced environment."

Published: 22 Sep 2016

Keep calm and ask yourself this

Researchers from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University have examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high-intensity situations.

Published: 22 Sep 2016

5 questions organisations must ask when surprised

There are five key questions to ask when adapting to surprise situations in business, according to Samer Faraj, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management and Healthcare at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Published: 15 Sep 2016

Are you quicker than the police? Five questions to ask when reacting to business surprises

There are five key questions to ask when adapting to surprise situations in business, according to Samer Faraj, research chair at McGill University.

In 2011, a Dutch criminal under surveillance was shot in plain sight. The assailant evaded capture due to police failings, which is why researchers at McGill examined police data on this case to study the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations.

Published: 15 Sep 2016

Five questions organisations must ask when reacting to surprises

There are five key questions to ask when adapting to surprise situations in business, according to Samer Faraj, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management and Healthcare at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Published: 13 Sep 2016

Shots fired! Why is switching between organisational practices so difficult?

Imagine you work for the police and are involved in large covert surveillance of a notorious criminal. The team is experienced and includes a helicopter, cars, a high tech listening post, and over a dozen agents observing the site. Just after your team has taken positions, your subject gets shot.

Published: 30 Jun 2016

What effective leaders in online communities do differently

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to one of our senior I.T. professors at McGill, Samer Faraj.

Published: 13 Aug 2015

Northern Approaches

In many ways, Canada, the world’s second biggest country by area, is a global leader in the effective use of technology in its public health system. Almost all X-rays, MRIs, CTs and other imaging tests in its hospitals are now filmless, which equates to adding the equivalent of up to 500 radiologists and 11 million more exams annually.

Published: 18 Nov 2013

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Get the latest Covid-19 updates and learn what to expect for McGill’s return to campus this Fall, 2021.

For Desautels specific updates please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.

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