The Smith Business Insight Podcast

Fresh ideas from Smith School of Business at Queen’s Universit

About the show

Tune in for a different take on business, with professors, researchers and experts from Smith School of Business. Understand the rapidly evolving corporate world, stay ahead of the curve, and navigate a landscape that is no longer defined by the balance sheet alone.


  • TEAMS Work: Innovating Teams

    December 2nd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 34 secs
    business education, business ideas, business school, creative thinking, hr, innovation, managing teams, nusa fain, queen's university, smith school of business, team management, team voice, teams, teamwork, workplace

    Innovation teams have jumped from tech firms to general organizations that need to find creative responses to rapid-fire change. What makes them special?

  • TEAMS Work: Building High EQ Teams

    November 16th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 26 secs
    eq, teams, teamwork

    We know how important it is for people to have emotional intelligence to thrive in the workplace. The same goes for teams. Here’s a road map to build team-wide EQ

  • TEAMS Work: Secrets of Knowledge-Hungry Teams

    November 2nd, 2022  |  Season 2  |  39 mins 4 secs
    hr, knowledge sharing, team management

    Much as we like to think that sharing knowledge is normal team behaviour, the reality is that we often struggle to find that key piece of information a co-worker is overlooking or hiding. Same goes for getting worthwhile feedback. People seem too busy or shy or skittish to offer advice that would improve a team member’s performance. This episode shows you how to release the knowledge dam.

  • TEAMS Work: Aligning Diverse Voices

    October 17th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 7 secs
    diverse teams, diversity, edii, team management, team voice, team work, teams

    Most people support greater diversity in the workplace. But making that a reality is no simple matter. How do team leaders align diverse voices? And how can a diverse mindset be cultivated, whether or not you’re in charge?

  • TEAMS Work: Managing Boundary-Busting Teams

    October 17th, 2022  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 38 secs
    business education, business ideas, business school, hr, hybrid teams, hybrid workplace, jana raver, managing teams, queen's university, remote, smith school of business, team management, virtual teams, virtual work

    Managing hybrid teams, where some of us are in person and others at home, takes a special kind of finesse. How do we build teams that make the most of being hybrid, and how do we keep pulling in the same direction… even when we’re not in the same space?