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Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

WSJ on Study – “How Workplace Bullies Get Ahead”

WSJ – Rachel Emma Silverman: “In a rather disheartening study, a team of researchers led by Darren C. Treadway, of the University at Buffalo School of Management, found that many workplace bullies receive positive evaluations from their supervisors and achieve high levels of career success, despite organizational efforts to curtail bullying. The researchers sought to study the relationship between workplace bullying and job performance. They collected behavioral and job-performance data from 54 employees of a U.S. health-care firm, and found a strong correlation between bullying, positive job evaluations and social and political skill in the workplace. The study defines workplace bullying as “systematic aggression and violence targeted towards one or more individuals by one individual or by a group.” The researchers found that many bullies thrive by charming their supervisors and manipulating others to help them get ahead, even while they abuse their co-workers. Because many bullies can “possess high levels of social ability,” they are “able to strategically abuse co-workers and yet be evaluated positively by their supervisor,” the authors write.”

ALM Law Librarians Survey: “The New Normal”

Librarians have gotten accustomed to squeezing more out of their budgets, according to our 12th annual Law Librarian Survey. By Alan Cohen “By now, it’s a phrase that law firm library directors likely hear in their sleep. “Do more with less” was a mantra through the recession; it guided library strategies and triggered cuts to staff,… Continue Reading

ALM: Today’s law librarians contribute to both practice and business of law

Redesign Research Today’s law librarians contribute to both the practice and business of law. How ‘digital first’ is changing their roles. By Steven Lastres “Law librarians have been at the forefront of cost-cutting measures since the economic downturn descended in 2008. Dire times meant librarians had to rethink even the most basic assumptions about what products/services… Continue Reading

Global systemically important banks: updated assessment methodology and the higher loss absorbency requirement

BIS: The framework text sets out the Basel Committee’s methodology for assessing and identifying global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). It also describes the additional loss absorbency requirements that will apply to G-SIBs, the phase-in arrangements for these requirements and the disclosures that banks above a certain size are required to make to enable the framework… Continue Reading