When employees are new to an organization, they have a lot to learn. What are the policies and procedures? How should the work be done? Where is the coffee machine? But new research shows that newcomers who experience conflict with coworkers might not get all the information they need, ultimately hurting job performance. What can we do about it?
There are many reasons to monitor employees. Particularly when implementing relatively new technologies such as web-based trainings, it might seem wise to monitor not only employee skill acquisition, but also their efficiency completing the training, their internet activity, even the speed of their keystrokes. However, monitoring has a downside.
Have you ever wondered whether a specific type of practice leads to better performance? Or is just “showing up” good enough to make progress? Researchers in this study sought to answer that question, and the answer may prove relevant for e-learning communities!
In every company there are high performers who colleagues describe as ‘amazing’ and ‘irreplaceable.’ Unfortunately, one day, those people leave or retire. In many cases their knowledge and know-how leaves with them. How can you preserve that knowledge for your company and become indispensable when the previous expert leaves? Just ask.
Topic: Learning, Personality, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2012) Article: The Impact of Help Seeking on Individual Task Performance: The Moderating Effect of Help Seekers’ Logics of Action Authors: D. Geller, P.A. Bamberger Reviewed By: Ben Sher Help, I need somebody! When employees get stuck trying to
Topic: Mentoring, Learning Publication: Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (AUG 2011) Article: Trust as a moderator of the relationship between mentoring and knowledge transfer Authors: Fleig-Palmer, M. M., & Schoorman, F. D. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Mentoring is widely considered to be an effective way of transferring knowledge and
Topic: Training, Learning, Motivation Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology EC 2011) Article: Influencing learning states to enhance trainee motivation and improve training transfer Authors: Weissbein, D. A., Huang, J. L., Ford, J. K., & Schmidt, A. M. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin How many times have you heard about or
Topic: Training, Goals, Learning
Publication: Psychological Bulletin (March, 2011)
Article: A meta-analysis of self-regulated learning in work-related training and educational attainment: What we know and where we need to go
Authors: T. Sitzmann, K. Ely
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin