Day: June 16, 2009

Tell Your Boss to Get Off the Web and Back to Work

Topic: Citizenship, Counter-Productive Work Behaior Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior Article:  On Cyberslacking: Workplace Status and Personal Internet Use at Work.   Blogger: Lit Digger Does your boss check his personal email or read websites featuring non-work-related information (such as the news or online shopping) more often than you? It’s likely according to the findings of Garrett and Danziger (2008). By conducting a phone survey (n=1,024), these researchers found

The Researcher’s Advantage to Chilled-Out Survey Participants

Topic: Stress, Wellness Publication: Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology Article: Too stressed out to participate Examining the relation between stressors and survey response behavior. Blogger: LitDigger If you’re in the kind of work I’m in, your projects thrive off of survey response rates. Yes, that is only one element to a successful organizational study, BUT CLEARLY response rates are a big deal to research! You probably have read some articles on

Work-Family Conflict: White vs Blue Collar

Topic: Work-Life Balance Publication: Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology Article: The roles of context and everyday experience in understanding work-non work relationships: A qualitative diary study of white- and blue-collar workers. Blogger: Rob Stilson This study focused on work-family conflict as observed in two organizations, one that encouraged work-family integration (Organization I) and one

Want to Maximize Transfer of Training? Get Leaders Involved!

Topic: Leadership, Motivation, Training Publication: International Journal of Training and Development Article: Leader influences on training effectiveness: Motivation and outcome expectations processes. Blogger: Benjamin Granger Delivering employee training is one of the most frequently utilized and important Human Resource functions. Although this is well-known, organizations often overlook the true goal of training. So what is the TRUE

The Best Things in Life are Free…Except Advice Apparently

Topic: Decision Making Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Article: Do we listen to advice just because we paid for it? The impact of advice cost on its use. Blogger: Benjamin Granger Now, presumably, expensive advise is really good advice, right? I mean, if a consultant charges big bucks, then she

Fair is Fair

Topic: Organizational Justice Publication: Journal of Management Article: Perceptions of discrimination: A multiple needs model perspective. Blogger: James Grand I know the saying goes “Life isn’t always fair – sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield.” But in truth, things aren’t usually that black and white (or life and death,

Investors…and press releases?

Topic: Hodge-Podge Publication: Journal of Business Communication Article:  Are investors influenced by how earnings press releases are written? Blogger: Rob Stilson This article investigates whether investors are influenced by how an earnings press release is written. FYI: Earnings press releases are voluntary but still serve to inform investors on the current

Gotta’ have faith

Topic: Leadership, Trust Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology Article:  Antecedents of coworker trust: Leaders’ blessings. Blogger: James Grand The workplace offers an excellent example wherein the competitive nature of limited resources, promotions and firings can easily promote a sense of “healthy” distrust. However, as work has become increasingly complex and tasks increasingly

Taking a Hard Line on Employee Lateness Can Pay Off!

Topic: Culture, Job Attitudes, Job Performance Publication: Human Performance Article:  Employee lateness behavior: the role of lateness climate and individuals lateness attitude.   Blogger: Benjamin Granger Many organizations go to great lengths to curtail employee lateness (showing up tardy for work) and for good reason – it can cost organizations billions of dollars in productivity a year. In

Managing Grief in the Workplace

Topic: Emotional Intelligence, Wellness Publication: Academy of Management Article:  Grief and the workplace. Blogger: Benjamin Granger To shed light on the issue of grief in the workplace, Mary Ann Hazen (2008) provided several suggestions for how managers and organizations can effectively respond to grieving employees. Several suggestions provided by Hazen (2008)