Tommaso Reggiani

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    People are more likely to promise to help you if you ask them in person or by phone

People are more likely to promise to help you if you ask them in person or by phone

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It is a busy day at work. Suddenly a colleague jumps into your office asking you to quickly review some slides for an upcoming presentation. “Could you please do me this favour by tomorrow?” she asks. Well, this task is not really related to your work, but you promise her to do the […]

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    Lenient performance evaluations cause less damage than severe ones

Lenient performance evaluations cause less damage than severe ones

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As anyone who has been involved in any performance assessment knows well, judgement always depends on the supervisor’s subjective characteristics. Most of the times supervisors evaluate agents’ performances without directly observing their efforts. Therefore the supervisor’s beliefs, opinions, personal and cognitive traits, even mood, could interfere with such evaluation and make the assessment […]