Category: *Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Process

Perceived Prosocial Impact: The Burnout Antidote

Topic: Burnout Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2010) Article: Doing good buffers against feeling bad: Prosocial impact compensates for negative task and self-evaluations. Authors: A.M. Grant, and S. Sonnentag Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Employee burnout often manifests itself in the form of emotional exhaustion which has been found to

Do Optimistic Predictions Lead to Quicker Completion Times?

Topic: Goals, Job Performance, Judgment Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (JAN 2010) Article: Finishing on time: When do predictions influence completion times? Authors: R. Buehler, J. Peetz, and D. Griffin Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Past research has shown that human beings often underestimate the amount of time necessary for

Key to Good Boss-Employee Relationships: First Impressions and Then Performance

Topic: Leadership, Personality, Performance Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (MAR 2009) Article: The development of leader–member exchanges: Exploring how personality and performance influence leader and member relationships over time. Authors: Nahrgang, J.D., Morgeson, F.P., and Ilies, R. Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl The relationships that form between leaders and their

How Can You Be So Rude!?

Topic: Job Performance, Work Environment, Culture Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (MAY 2009) Article: Overlooked but not untouched: How rudeness reduces onlookers’ on routine and creative tasks Authors: Porath, C. L. and Erez, A. Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Now here’s a topic that might make you ball your

Effective Goals CAN Fly Under the Radar

Topic: Goals, Job Performance Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Article: An exploratory field experiment of the effect of subconscious and conscious goals on employee performance. Author: A. Shantz, G.P. Latham Featured by: Benjamin Granger Do subconscious goals lead to improved employee performance? What exactly are subconscious goals?  Unlike conscious goals, employees are unaware of subconscious goals. When they become aware

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

Anything you can do, I can do better

Topic: Feedback, Decision Making Publication:  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Article: Use of absolute and comparative performance feedback in absolute and comparative judgments and decisions. Blogger:  James Grand Few people missed Michael Phelps’ performance during this past Summer Olympics—8 gold medals in 8 races, setting 7 world records in the process (the one race he didn’t get the world record?