Organizations that want employees to be proactive should create a supportive climate, paying special attention to performance rating systems.
Employees are often concerned that they are being judged or stereotyped based on their demographics, and their job performance and work attitudes are often negatively affected. This perceived stereotype threat may be eliminated if actively confronted by organizational leaders using training or affirmation, rather than being passively ignored and allowed to fester.
Gender diversity in the workplace can fuel insight and creativity. But how do you avoid conflict? New research shows that department managers can maximize the advantages of gender diversity and minimize conflict by establishing a Climate for Inclusion, which means employees are treated fairly, valued, and allowed to weigh in on core decisions.
There’s a fine line between work engagement and workaholism. The former can lead to positive, dedicated employees; the latter can lead to burnout, bad attitudes, and quitting. Youngkeun Choi examines the differences between the two, offering organizations guidance on encouraging work engagement and discouraging workaholism.
No one wants to have to enforce restrictive work policies, but managers often have to do just that. How can they get employee buy-in, when a policy is something their employees will naturally feel inhibited by? An analysis of four studies reveals an interesting technique for getting buy-in on restrictive work policies without altering the policies themselves.
Flex-schedules, work from home, modified hours, alternate office locations – lately the news is full of debates as to whether or not idiosyncratic deals and atypical work arrangements really, well, work. A recent study suggests that not only do such idiosyncratic deals, or i-deals, work – they actually improve job performance and inspire employee gratitude.
Does a candidate’s feelings about a company’s selection testing process affect their job performance, if hired? According to a new study, the answer to this question is: Yes. Does that mean you need to redesign your selection tests? Probably not. However, there are factors to be aware of when developing or administering a selection test.
In this four-study article, the authors outline the development of a 16-item measure of i-deals negotiated by job incumbents. The authors then developed a reliable scale across four studies that replicated successfully in three samples. Results indicate that employees negotiate i-deals across four content domains.