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The Pros and Cons of Being a Jerk at Work

Have you ever experienced a jerk at work? Have you read about famous business leaders known to be jerks? Does it seem that some jerks tend to get ahead, perhaps even becoming known for their innovation? New research explores whether being a jerk has distinct advantages in the business world. [Read More]

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Discrimination Can Block Pathways into Organizations

Ambitious prospective doctoral students may contact professors and ask to meet them to discuss research and explore opportunities. Would professors respond differently to these requests based on students’ gender and race? How might this later affect students’ ability to gain entrance into a doctoral program? [Read More]

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Stress in the Workplace Can Affect Our Social Networks

When you’re stressed out, you may find yourself relying on your friends for support. However, stress may be affecting the type of friends you choose to have. And to take it one step further, the type of friends you choose to have may also be affecting your future levels of stress. New research shows us what happens when stress is unleashed into social networks. [Read More]

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Stereotypes and Employment Discrimination Against Cancer Survivors

Overcoming cancer is typically perceived as a life accomplishment. However, cancer survivors may also experience stereotyping and discrimination in the workplace as a result of their health status. Why does this happen, and what can organizations do about it? [Read More]

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How Childhood Social Class Influences CEO Risk Taking

The American Dream is often exemplified by “rags to riches” stories, where individuals achieve success despite humble family origins. But do these individuals forget their roots once they have ascended the social class ladder? A recent study suggests that social class origins continue to influence CEOs, even after they have moved from lower to higher social class standings. [Read More]

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Getting Credit for Speaking Up: Sub-Conscious Bias and Employee Voice

If you speak up at work, will people listen? Will they even acknowledge that you are trying to make a contribution? New research shows that gender or status may influence the extent to which employees receive recognition for speaking up at work. How can this sub-conscious bias lead to discriminatory workplace outcomes? [Read More]

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Layoffs Make You More Likely to Quit Your Next Job

We know all too well that when the economy takes a dip, millions of employees can get laid off. But have you considered how this impacts the employees who experience this life-altering event? Can the psychological effects of a layoff lead to harmful outcomes that impact future employment? [Read More]

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Team Building: Encouraging Your Team to Eat Together is a Recipe for…

How can organizations and leaders foster the employee comradery that they so often seek? New research offers a tasty solution. Forget the corporate retreat or the team spa day! Prepare a meal together with your coworkers, and break down barriers as you’re breaking bread. [Read More]

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Top 5 Most Popular Article Reviews of 2015

I/O at Work’s top 5 most popular reviews from 2015 include topics such as Job Performance, Motivating Employees, Employee Testing, Personality, and Selection.
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Happy Holidays from I/O at Work!

Thank you to all of our readers for our continued success in 2015. We look forward to bringing you another year of fascinating content in 2016. Check back in early January to keep up with the latest research in I/O Psychology. [Read More]