Company cultures that value inclusiveness and diversity of background and perspective encourage employees to bring their whole selves to work.
My company is going through tough times and I’m afraid that I might lose my job. Will I be more or less likely to help the organization with extra effort? It’s an interesting question that has led to conflicting answers. However, new research sets the record straight. Is there a relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and job security?
In an ever-changing business world, the ability to adapt quickly to changes in the workplace is incredibly valuable to employers. A new study on “Personality and Adaptive Performance at Work” examines how emotional stability and ambition influence an employee’s ability to handle change. Ultimately, it found that personality was one of several key factors that determine how people adapt.
In the same way that an unexpected event in an employee’s workday can completely derail plans and send that person into “crisis mode,” organizations experience a similar reaction when unexpected change happens. In this study, the authors explain how to effectively restore order after an organizational crisis, by focusing on repairing working relationships.
In this study, the authors examined how rhythms of change relate to firm performance. An explorative analysis revealed that corporate strategic changes occur in distinct rhythms; additionally, companies that change in regular rhythms outperform those that change irregularly.
In this article, Wessel and Christensen (2012) focus on how practitioners and business leaders can anticipate and address disruptions to their business models. The authors guide us in ways to maximize company response to disruptions.
Topic: Business Strategy, Change Management Publication: Harvard Business Review (DEC 2012) Article: Two Routes to Resilience Authors: Clark Gilbert, Matthew Eyring and Richard N. Foster Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten Strategists at every organization worry about keeping their companies’ products and services relevant for the twenty first century. With new electronics
Topic: Business Strategy, Change Management, Leadership Publication: Harvard Business Review (JAN/FEB 2013) Article: Strategic Leadership: The Essential Skills Authors: Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Steve Krupp, and Samantha Howland Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten Whether you set your sites on becoming CEO or simply want to take your lemonade stand to the
Topic: Business Strategy, Change Management Publication: Harvard Business Review (NOV 2012) Article: Accelerate! Author: John P. Kotter Reviewed By: Susan Rosengarten Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of consumer, industry and worldwide change. Technological advancements as well as cross-cultural integrations have allowed for
Topic: Change Management Publication: Academy of Management Journal Article: Resources for change: The relationships of organizational inducements and psychological resilience to employees’ attitudes and behaviors toward organizational change Authors: J. Shin, M.S. Taylor, M. Seo Reviewed by: Kecia Bingham Although change is common among organizations, successful organizational change is far
Topic: Change Management Publication: Academy of Management (APR 2012) Article: Change agents, networks, and institutions: A contingency theory of organizational change Authors: J. Battilana, T. Casciaro Reviewed by: Kecia Bingham Not all change initiatives are created equal. Divergent organizational changes (changes that diverge from the institutional status quo) are especially
Topic: Decision Making, Change Management Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (MAY 2012) Article: Blind in one eye: How psychological ownership of ideas affects the types of suggestions people adopt Authors: M. Baer, G. Brown Reviewed by: Kecia Bingham Remember that time your polite suggestion to your loving partner
Topic: Change Management, Leadership Publication: Personnel Psychology (2012) Article: The Role of Affect and Leadership during Organizational Change Authors: M.-G. Seo, M. S. Taylor, N. S. Hill, X. Zhang, P. E. Tesluk, N. M. Lorinkova Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood Organizational change initiatives have become increasingly commonplace in the modern
Topic: Leadership, Change Management Publication: Personnel Psychology (AUTUMN 2011) Article: Leadership and employees’ reactions to change: The role of leaders’ personal attributes and transformational leadership style Authors: Oreg, S., & Berson, Y. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Does your organization go through change? I’d be willing to bet that it does,
Topic: Change management, Strategic HR
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (JUN 2011)
Article: HR interventions that go viral
Authors: Yost, P. R., McLellan, J. R., Ecker, D. L., Chang, G. C., Hereford, J. M., Roenicke, C. C., Town, J. B., & Winberg, Y. L.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin
Topic: Stress, Change Management
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (MAY 2011)
Article: Stability, change, and the stability of change in daily workplace affect
Authors: Beal, D. J., Ghandour, L.
Reviewed by: Larry Martinez
Topic: Feedback, Change Management
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (May 2011)
Article: When does 360-degree feedback create behavior change? And how would we know it when it does?
Authors: Bracken, D. W., Rose, D. S.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin
Topic: Change Management
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2011)
Article: Ambivalence Toward Imposed Change: The Conflict Between Dispositional Resistance to Change and the Orientation Toward the Change Agent
Authors: S. Oreg, N. Sverdlik
Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2011)
Article: A Convergence/Divergence Perspective of Leadership Competencies Managers Believe are Most Important for Success in Organizations: A Cross-Cultural Multilevel Analysis of 40 Countries.
Authors: W.A. Gentry, T.E. Sparks
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart
Topic: Change Management, Organizational Commitment, Potential, Trust
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: The influence of perceived employee voice on organizational commitment: An exchange perspective
Authors: E. Farndale, J. Van Ruiten, C. Kelliher, and V. Hope-Hailey
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (2011)
Article: A longitudinal study of the determinants and outcomes of career change.
Authors: S. A. Carless & J. L. Arnup
Reviewed by: Charleen Maher
Topic: Organizational Change
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology
Article: Ambivalence toward imposed change: The conflict between dispositional resistance to change and the orientation toward the change agent (NOV 2010)
Authors: Shaul Oreg and Noga Sverdlik
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock
Topic: Organizational Performance, Change Management
Publication: Harvard Business Review (MAR 2010)
Article: Harnessing your staff’s informal networks
Authors: R. McDermott, D. Archibald
Reviewed by: Liz Brashier
Topic: Change Management, Organizational Reputation Publication: Academy of Management Journal (DEC 2008) Article: Good fences make good neighbors: A longitudinal analysis of an industry self-regulatory institution Author: M.L. Barnett, A.A. King Reviewed By: Katie Bachman In these “interesting” economic times, it seems like every company is struggling to overcome challenges within their organizations. Bad news: You need to be worried about what your competitors struggle with too! In a recent article in the Academy of Management Journal, Barnett and
Topic: Change Management, Off The Wall Publication: The Academy of Management Journal Article: Character, conformity, or the bottom line? How and why downsizing affected corporate reputation. Author: E.G. Love, M. Kraatz Featured by: Benjamin Granger In a recent study, Love and Kraatz (2009) attempted to identify how corporate downsizing might affect a firm’s reputation Prior to presenting the results of their study, Love
Topic: Change Management, Organizational Development Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Article: Employee identification before and after an internal merger: A longitudinal analysis. Author: J. Bartels, J. Pruyn, S. DeJong Featured by: Benjamin Granger One employee factor crucial to the success of organizational change is the extent to which employees identify (align themselves) with their organizations prior to the restructuring. But, employees can identify with the organization at different levels. For example, employees can identify
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
Topic: Change, Organizational Development, Organizational Performance Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly Article: Bringing the context back in: Settings and the search for syndicate partners in venture capital investment networks. Blogger: Rob Stilson All right, so let me get the “summary” part of this out of the way first. A recent study by Sorenson and Stuart
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,