A new study finds that hiding information from colleagues has deep implications for any organization. Individuals who hide pertinent information will soon find their actions reciprocated, ultimately creating a distrust loop. In the end, this cycle limits creativity within an organization, but having the correct organizational environment can help stimulate creativity and reduce an employee’s desire to hide information with colleagues.
While some may criticize gossip in the workplace, a new study on “Retelling Stories in Organizations” finds that narrative repetition can play an important role in the development of organizational culture. Researchers found that these stories have the potential to influence employees’ perception of reality, and have moral and behavioral implications as well.
In the same way that an unexpected event in an employee’s workday can completely derail plans and send that person into “crisis mode,” organizations experience a similar reaction when unexpected change happens. In this study, the authors explain how to effectively restore order after an organizational crisis, by focusing on repairing working relationships.
Helen of Troy. Keeping up with the Joneses. Green with Envy. Envy is a power force with many names, manifestations, and forms. It has caused conflicts, large and small, since humans first began to gather together. Envy at work can cause great difficulties or motivate in unexpected ways.
Do you think it would be helpful to know if one of your directors serving on a board was about to leave?
Topic: Burnout Publication: Academy of Management Review (JUL 2012) Article: Catching Falling Stars: A Human Resource Response to Social Capital’s Detrimental Effect of Information Overload on Star Employees Authors: James B. Oldroyd and Shad S. Morris Reviewer: Susan Rosengarten Every organization has its “star employees”—those people whose performance seems to
Topic: Talent Management, Turnover Publication: Academy of Management Review (JUL 2012) Article: Rethinking Sustained Competitive Advantage from Human Capital Authors: Benjamin A. Campbell, Russell Coff, & David Kryscynski Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten All organizations want the secret to retaining top talent; I challenge you to find me one that doesn’t!
Topic: Change Management Publication: Academy of Management Journal Article: Resources for change: The relationships of organizational inducements and psychological resilience to employees’ attitudes and behaviors toward organizational change Authors: J. Shin, M.S. Taylor, M. Seo Reviewed by: Kecia Bingham Although change is common among organizations, successful organizational change is far
Topic: Change Management Publication: Academy of Management (APR 2012) Article: Change agents, networks, and institutions: A contingency theory of organizational change Authors: J. Battilana, T. Casciaro Reviewed by: Kecia Bingham Not all change initiatives are created equal. Divergent organizational changes (changes that diverge from the institutional status quo) are especially