Tag: organizational development

Getting the Benefits of Age Diversity in the Workplace

Conventional wisdom would tell you that age diversity in the workplace is a bad thing. It can be costly and leads to communication difficulties, as well as value conflicts. However, there are important benefits to an age diverse workforce that can strengthen your organization, provided work is structured in a way that allows creative solutions to business problems.

Companies use job competencies? Might want to jot these down.

Topic: Job Analysis, Organizational Development, Competency Modeling
Publication: Personnel Psychology
Article: Doing competencies well: Best practices in competency modeling
Authors: Campion, M.A. Fink, A.A. Ruggeberg, B.J. Carr L. Phillips G.M. Odman R.B.
Reviewer: Neil Morelli

What the ambivalent can teach us about change

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

Bad mentoring relationships: Should I stay or should I go?

Topic: Mentoring
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (DEC 2010)
Article: What keeps people in mentoring relationships when bad things happen? A field study from the protégé’s perspective.
Authors: H. G. Burk, and L. T. Eby
Reviewed by: Charleen Maher

Do Organizations Ask What They Shouldn’t Ask in Job Applications?

Topic: Fairness, Recruiting
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (DEC 2010)
Article: Science-practice gap in e-recruitment
Authors: A.L. Garcia-Izquierdo, H. Aguinis, and P.J. Ramos-Villagrasa
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Exhausted Employees? They May be Reacting to Your Goal-Oriented Leadership

Topic: Employee Satisfaction, Culture, Personality
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (NOV 2010)
Article: The Downside of Goal-Focused Leadership: The Role of Personality in Subordinate Exhaustion
Authors: S.J. Perry, L.A. Witt, L.M. Penney, and L. Atwater
Reviewed By: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor

Maximizing the Benefits of Autonomy in Teams

Topic: Job Design, Teams, Performance
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: The impact of autonomy and task uncertainty on team performance: A longitudinal field study (FEB 2010)
Author: J. L. Cordery, D. Morrison, B. M. Wright, & T. D. Wall
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Managing Assessors’ Workloads in Assessment Centers

Topic: Assessment, Staffing
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP)
Article: Do assessor have too much on their plates? The effects of simultaneously rating multiple assessment center candidates on rating quality
Authors: K.G. Melchers, M. Kleinmann, and M.A. Prinz
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

How Important are First Impressions at the Job Interviews?

Topic: Interviewing, Recruiting, Staffing
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (August, 2010)
Article: Initial Evaluations in the Interview: Relationships with Subsequent Interviewer Evaluations and Employment Offers
Authors: M.R. Barrick, B.W. Swider, and G.L. Stewart
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky