When people think of rainy days, they tend to picture themselves lazing about, perhaps curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee and a good book. But a new study suggests that bad weather may actually be good for workplace productivity, improving employee speed, accuracy and focus on task. The reason? There’s less distraction outside than there is on bright, sunny days.
Gender diversity in the workplace can fuel insight and creativity. But how do you avoid conflict? New research shows that department managers can maximize the advantages of gender diversity and minimize conflict by establishing a Climate for Inclusion, which means employees are treated fairly, valued, and allowed to weigh in on core decisions.
A service climate examines employees’ perceptions of organizations’ emphasis on quality of service. There exists a lack of research explicating the antecedents, outcomes, and moderators of service climate; this study seeks to fill this void in the literature. The authors found support for service climate as a critical linkage between internal and external service parameters.