Unemployment is a scary sounding word. In today’s economy it seems typical to be “between jobs” for an extended amount of time. Have you ever considered the psychological effects of being out of work? New research shows that extended unemployment can even change someone’s personality.
Many popular books are written on how to succeed at high stakes negotiation, but researchers continue to study specific techniques to determine what really works. What about the emotion of sadness? If you need something from someone, are you more likely to get it if you let your lip tremble and solemnly wipe a tear from the corner of your eye? Or is that going to backfire?
You have a wonderful idea about how to improve your workplace, but will you tell anybody about it? Sometimes speaking up is difficult to do. After all, you might be chastised or mocked for daring to challenge the status quo. New research shows that the mood of the potential listener may help determine whether or not you choose to speak up.
When people think of rainy days, they tend to picture themselves lazing about, perhaps curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee and a good book. But a new study suggests that bad weather may actually be good for workplace productivity, improving employee speed, accuracy and focus on task. The reason? There’s less distraction outside than there is on bright, sunny days.
Topic: Organizational Reputation, Off the Wall Publication: Research in Organizational Behavior (2012) Article: Corporate Social Responsibility as a Source of Employee Satisfaction Authors: Christopher W. Bauman & Linda J. Skitka Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada In light of the many corporate scandals that have rocked the U.S. over the past several
Topic: Business Strategy, Off the Wall Publication: Journal of Management Article: Closing the Technology Adoption–Use Divide: The Role of Contiguous User Bandwagon Authors: G. Lanzolla & F. F. Suarez Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Did you ever buy something that was really expensive, but you could sort of justify the purchase
Topic: Off the Wall Publication: Journal of Managerial Psychology (2012) Article: A Meta-Analysis of Positive Humor in the Workplace Authors: Mesmer-Magnus, J., Glew, D. J., & Viswesvaran, C. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada As a serious academic and applied discipline, IO psychology is not a field known for turning out humorists.
Topic: Off The Wall
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP 2010)
Article: The impact of passing the Professional in Human Resources Exam on early career success for undergraduate entering the human resources field
Authors: S.W. Lester, J. Mencl, C. Maranto, K.A. Bourne and T. Keaveny
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger
Topic: Off the Wall Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (JAN 2010) Article: Publishing today is more difficult than ever Authors: N. Ashkanasy Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger As editor-in-chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB), Neal Ashkanasy opens the first issue of 2010 with a commentary on how dramatically publishing