Category: Job Attitudes

Why High Self-Esteem Makes for Employees of Your Dreams

Topic: Culture, Job Attitudes, Workplace Deviance Publication:  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Article: Organizational supports and organizational deviance: The mediating role of organization-based self-esteem. Author: D.L. Ferris, D.J. Brown, D. Heller Featured by: Benjamin Granger Organizational deviance such as employee theft (stealing, surfing the web), unexcused absences, and taking long breaks, cost organizations millions of dollars. Fortunately, research has found that  supportive work environments make deviant behaviors less likely. But, it is unclear why supportive work

Bringing Back the Cynics!

Topic: Change Management, Job Attitudes Publication: Human Resource Management Article: Organizational change cynicism: the role of employee involvement. Author: M. Brown, C. Cregan Featured by: Benjamin Granger Organizational cynicism involves a negative attitude on the part of an employee toward his/her  organization. It’s the belief or feeling that one’s organization has sacrificed the basic principles of honesty and fairness to further the self-interest

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

Read you like a book: Employee attributes of HR practices

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Performance, Strategic HR Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: Employee attributions of the “why” of HR practices: Their effects on employee attitudes and behaviors, and customer satisfaction. Blogger: Benjamin Granger A recent article by Nishii and colleagues explores how employees’ beliefs about “why” management employs certain HR practices (training, payment, selection, etc.) affect organizational performance.  Although

Office Decorations…Keeping Males Calm?

Topic: Job Attitudes, Stress, Work Environment Publication: Environment & Behavior Article:  Anger and Stress: The Role of Landscape Posters in an Office Setting Blogger: LitDigger Is there more to aesthetic beauty than, well, aesthetics?  Office employees may think they’re enjoying art for art’s sake, but the benefits of art may be more complex

If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours – unless your hands are covered in thorns.

Topic: Change Management, Job Attitudes, Organizational Performance Publication: Journal of Business Research Article:  Exploring civic virtue and turnover intention during organizational changes.  Blogger: LitDigger If you buy me a coffee, I’ll tell you what I know. If you cover my shift, I’ll cover yours next week.  If you buy me dinner,