Organizational Attachment: An Outcome of Social Satisfaction and Relationships

Have strong toxic and weak healthy relationships in your workplace made you ready to leave? Your bonds with others at work could affect your satisfaction, commitment, and intentions to quit. If not combined with positive connections, negative ties upset workplace relationship satisfaction and harm organizational attachment. A new study offers ways to prevent workers from hitting the road by ensuring their happiness and commitment. [Read More]

Reaping the Benefits of Diversity Training

Studies show that diversity within organizations can lead to both positive and negative outcomes. The study detailed in “A meta-analytic evaluation of diversity training outcomes” suggests that diversity training– a course of instruction aimed at increasing the participants’ cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills in order to benefit an organization– plays a key role in determining the impact diversity has on the company. [Read More]

Top 5 Most Popular Article Reviews – January 2014

I/O at Work is trying something new for 2014. We will be listing our top 5 most popular article reviews by month. Take a look at the list and see if anything surprises you. We’re always open to feedback so if you find this top 5 format helpful please let us know! [Read More]

How Power Distance Agreement Improves Performance in the Workplace

Every leader has a different style, from unilateral to more democratic decision-making. But a new study suggests that, as long as supervisors and employees agree on the Power Distance (or disparity in control) between them, it can have positive benefits on workplace performance. [Read More]

Empowering and Directive Leadership Styles: When Unsatisfied Followers are Better than Satisfied…

Do you like your directive boss so much that you do things before you are told? Adored leaders who are directive can inspire their followers to be proactive. However, followers who are unhappy with their leader may actually turn out to be not only the most proactive, but also the most task-proficient when their leader empowers them. Therefore, managers should take follower satisfaction into account when leading. [Read More]

Sustaining Corporate Social Responsibility through Responsible Leadership

Charitable acts for an environmental, social or humane cause can benefit a company in more ways than one. But a new study shows that Responsible Leadership is the key to ensuring long-term sustainability for Corporate Social Responsibility programs, as supervisors inspire employees to take a personal interest in their success. [Read More]

Balancing Work and Family: Global Differences and Similarities

With more and more women around the world entering the work force, the need for understanding the pressures of balancing work and family life has never been greater. “International Perspectives on Work and Family” reviews four papers on the subject, providing a greater understanding of how this balance varies from culture to culture. [Read More]

Consequences of Abusive Supervision

Schools have adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying. But what about bullying in the workplace? A new study on abusive supervision suggests that supervisor aggression can create emotional exhaustion among employees, ultimately leading to feedback avoidance. [Read More]

Problem Solving at Work: It’s Not What You Know, but WHO You…

When it comes to problem solving at work, it doesn’t necessarily matter what you know as much as who you know. Employees who work directly with products or customers have first-hand experience with some of their company’s biggest issues. But … [Read More]

Managing Your Emotions: Four Simple Steps to Success

Everyone has negative thoughts and feelings from time to time. It’s how we process and deal with these emotions that define us. Read on to learn four easy practices that can help with managing your emotions and erasing obstacles in your path to success. [Read More]