Tag: development

How Employees Develop Passion For Work

Do you have passion for work? If not, do you at least know someone who does? Why does it seem that some people have passion for work and others merely go through the motions? New research shows that people have two different mindsets about how to achieve passion for their jobs. Organizations need to understand each mindset in order to assist both types of people in achieving passion and job satisfaction.

Fantastic Feedback: How to Offer and Solicit Good Advice

In the inter-connected world of the twenty-first century there are myriad different ways to seek advice or feedback from others or impart our own wisdom. We can ask for informational interviews via Linkedin, blog about topics that interest us, Tweet what’s on our mind, and Instagram our musings of the day. However, there’s more to giving and receiving advice than meets the eye. How can we make advice giving a more successful endeavor?

career setbacks

Back to the Drawing Board: Surviving Career Setbacks

Suddenly everything has gone wrong! Whether it’s a failed project or a failed career, workplace setbacks can derail even the most well-laid plans. What can employees do in response? A new article says determine the reason for failure, identify new goals, and seize the moment.

Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

How a Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

New research reveals that having a strong sense of ”calling” early on in life may help later in navigating the tension between choosing the career you want versus choosing one for financial stability and job security. When a sense of calling is stronger earlier in life, perceived ability plays a greater role than actual ability when it comes to actually pursuing a challenging career.

Developmental Job Experience

Developmental Job Experience Might Not Be for Everyone

Many companies give employees developmental assignments to facilitate on-the-job learning and leadership skill development. Although these assignments can increase the advancement potential of employees, they may lead to stress-related unpleasant feelings, which increase turnover intention in those with low emotional intelligence.

Working Abroad- How to Help Employees Weather the Storm

Many employees are being sent on overseas assignments these days. Some start off working well in foreign cultures, but don’t maintain their adjustment levels over time, while others never perform as well as they did back home. A new study shows that initial motivation and psychological empowerment are crucial to the process, but interact with different kinds of stressors to affect performance in both positive and negative ways.

Thriving At Work Rather Than Just Going Through the Motions

Do you want to excel at what you do, instead of just going through the motions? A new study on thriving at work finds that employees who are more hopeful, efficacious, resilient, optimistic, and have supportive supervisors are more likely to succeed, which in turn is related to greater self-development and work performance.

How Organizations Can Fast-Track Transitioning Leaders

Employees transitioning into leadership roles need to quickly adapt to new expectations and responsibilities– skills that often come from experience. But a new study suggests that supervisors facilitate leader development, both by showing great leadership during the training phase and by telling crucial info on areas of responsibility and reporting channels right up front.

It’s Not All About the Money? The Role of Career Values in the Engagement of Recent College Graduates

Life after college can be intimidating. Finding work is often hard, and finding work that lives up to your hopes and dreams is even harder. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices you have to make when transitioning from college to working life. But a new study sheds light on which career values are most important to identify and use as guides when entering the working world.

Be in Charge of Your Workplace Well-being

What makes a great workplace or a terrible one? Many would say upper management makes the difference or company values or even the guy in the next cubicle. Long days, stressful meetings, a grumpy boss are all factors that we would expect to determine our workplace well-being. Surprisingly, new research indicates that the key factor to well-being in your workplace is you.

Middle Skills Gap: Why are employers struggling to fill certain positions?

While many Americans are struggling to land a job, open positions all over the country remain unfilled and apparently unfillable. Employers just can’t find enough qualified candidates. So, what’s the solution? Training programs to fill the “middle skills gap.” Read more on how to implement an effective training program.

When women don’t reach the C-suite as often as men, benevolent sexism may be to blame

Topic: Gender, Discrimination, Development Publication: Journal of Management (NOV 2012) Article: Benevolent sexism at work: Gender differences in the distribution of challenging developmental experiences Authors: King, E. B., Botsford, W., Hebl, M. R., Kazama, S., Dawson, J. F., & Perkins, A. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Women are breaking the glass

The New Deal at Work: Breaking Traditional Organizational Development Boundaries (IO Psychology)

Topic: Development, Organizational Commitment Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Protean and Boundaryless Career Attitudes and Organizational Commitment: The Effects of Perceived Supervisor Support Authors: K. Ovgu Cakmak-Otluoglu Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood, M.S. The last few decades have brought many changes to the world of work. For vocational scholars,

Want increased performance? Provide social support (IO Psychology)

Topic: Development Publication: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (2009) Article: An Intervention to Increase Social Support and Improve Performance Authors: Paul Freeman, Tim Rees, and Lew Hardy Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Can social support improve performance? According to Rees and Hardy, the four types of social support are

To Praise or Not to Praise (IO Psychology)

Topic: Development Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1998) Article: Praise for Intelligence Can Undermine Children’s Motivation and Performance Authors: C. M. Mueller & C. S. Dweck Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Imagine that you are the head of a department and have nine employees that report to

Making the Most of an Internal Move (Job Performance)

Topic: Development, Job Performance Publication: Harvard Business Review Title: Get ready for your next assignment Authors: K. S. Milway, A. G. Gregory, J. Davis-Peccoud, and K. Yazbak Reviewed by: Liz Brashier How do we make the most of an internal move? While most managers and executives know about internal role

Intelligence: What’s your mindset?

Topic: Development,human resource management Publication: Child Development (2007) Article: Implicit theories of intelligence predict achievement across an adolescent transition: A longitudinal study and an intervention Authors: L. S. Blackwell, K. H. Trzesniewski, & C. S. Dweck Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin Let’s take a test. Please indicate your level of

Want to up your game? You’re more likely to with a little help from your friends.

Topic: Development, Sports Psychology
Publication: Journal of Sports Sciences (2007)
Article: Stressors, social support, and effects upon performance in golf
Authors: T. Rees, L. Hardy, & P. Freeman
Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin

Great Expectations: Catalyst for Employee Learning and Development

Topic: Job Performance, Leadership, Training Publication: Journal of Management (OCT 2009) Article: Pygmalion and employee learning: The role of leader behaviors Authors: X.M. Bezuijen, P.T. van den Berg, K. van Dam, and H. Thierry Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Isn’t it fascinating how our expectations of others so frequently come to fruition?  The finding