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Organizational Newcomers: Conflict Can Lead to Worse Performance

When employees are new to an organization, they have a lot to learn. What are the policies and procedures? How should the work be done? Where is the coffee machine? But new research shows that newcomers who experience conflict with coworkers might not get all the information they need, ultimately hurting job performance. What can we do about it?

Abusive Supervision may have Roots in Childhood

Abusive Supervision may have Roots in Childhood

Abusive supervision is a nasty common occurrence in the modern workplace. New research shows that supervisors are more likely to be abusive if they were exposed to family-related aggression as a child, especially if the supervisors are also “ruminators”. What can organizations do about it?

The Downside to Monitoring Web-based Trainings

There are many reasons to monitor employees. Particularly when implementing relatively new technologies such as web-based trainings, it might seem wise to monitor not only employee skill acquisition, but also their efficiency completing the training, their internet activity, even the speed of their keystrokes. However, monitoring has a downside.

How to Become Indispensable

In every company there are high performers who colleagues describe as ‘amazing’ and ‘irreplaceable.’ Unfortunately, one day, those people leave or retire. In many cases their knowledge and know-how leaves with them. How can you preserve that knowledge for your company and become indispensable when the previous expert leaves? Just ask.

Does Asking For Help Lead to High Performance? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Learning, Personality, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2012) Article: The Impact of Help Seeking on Individual Task Performance: The Moderating Effect of Help Seekers’ Logics of Action Authors: D. Geller, P.A. Bamberger Reviewed By: Ben Sher Help, I need somebody! When employees get stuck trying to

Do you learn more if you trust your mentor? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Mentoring, Learning Publication: Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (AUG 2011) Article: Trust as a moderator of the relationship between mentoring and knowledge transfer Authors: Fleig-Palmer, M. M., & Schoorman, F. D. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Mentoring is widely considered to be an effective way of transferring knowledge and

Increasing Training Transfer (I/O Psychology)

Topic: Training, Learning, Motivation Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology EC 2011) Article: Influencing learning states to enhance trainee motivation and improve training transfer Authors: Weissbein, D. A., Huang, J. L., Ford, J. K., & Schmidt, A. M. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin How many times have you heard about or

Learning to learn: aim high and believe in yourself!

Topic: Training, Goals, Learning
Publication: Psychological Bulletin (March, 2011)
Article: A meta-analysis of self-regulated learning in work-related training and educational attainment: What we know and where we need to go
Authors: T. Sitzmann, K. Ely
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

Practicing What You Preach: The Relationship Between Communication Style and Leadership Style

Topic: Leadership
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (SEP 2010)
Article: Leadership = Communication? The Relations of Leaders’ Communication Styles with Leadership Styles, Knowledge Sharing and Leadership Outcomes
Authors: R.E. de Vries, A. Bakker-Pieper, and W. Oostenveld
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

Who Reports Transferring Skills that Weren’t Trained?

Topic: Training
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (DEC 2010)
Article: Transferring more than learned in training: Employees’ and managers’ (over)generalization of skills
Authors: D.S. Chiaburu, K.B. Sawyer and C.N. Thoroughgood
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Is What We Think We Know, What We Actually Know?

Topic: Assessment, Training
Publication: Academy of Management Learning & Education (JUN)
Article: Self-assessment of knowledge: A cognitive learning or affective measure?
Authors: T. Sitzmann, K.E. Ely, K.G. Brown and K.N. Bauer
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Who Sits Through E-Learning Anyway?

Topic: Training Publication: Learning and Individual Differences (1st QUARTER 2009) Article: The influence of goal orientation dimensions on time to train in a self-paced training environment Authors: K. Ely, T. Sitzmann, and C. Falkiewicz Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger E-learning refers to computer-mediated training that grants trainees a great deal of control

Knowledge is Power: What Makes Employees Share It?

Topic: Job Design, Motivation Publication: Human Resource Management (NOV/DEC 2009) Article: Encouraging knowledge sharing among employees: How job design matters Authors: N.J. Foss, D.B. Minbaeva, T. Pedersen, and M. Reinholt Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger It’s no secret that knowledge sharing among employees is an absolute necessity for many organizations.  So

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

Active learning (Is this your first time, Doctor?)

Topic: Training Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2009) Article: Active learning: When is more better? The case of resident physicians’ medical errors. Authors: T. Katz-Navon, E. Nevah, and Z. Stern Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Active learning refers to a broad spectrum of training strategies in which individual trainees are