Month: January 2010

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

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Stress at Work

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Counterproductive Work Behaviors Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (NOV 2009) Article: Can “good” stressors spark “bad” behaviors? The mediating role of emotions in links of challenge and hindrance stressors with citizenship and counter productive behaviors Authors: J.B. Rodell, T.A. Judge Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Research suggests that stress

Do You Feel Like I Do?

Topic: Leadership, Job Performance Publication: The Leadership Quarterly (OCT 2009) Article: Do you feel what I feel? Mood contagion and leadership outcomes Authors: S.K. Johnson Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Everyone wakes up on the wrong side of the bed from time-to-time – and leaders are certainly no exception. As a

How Employees Really Feel about Workplace Romances

Topic: Organizational Justice, Sexual Harassment Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (DEC 2009) Article: Workplace romance: A justice perspective Authors: N. Cole Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Workplace Romances(WRs) are a fact of life. Some statistics suggest that as many as 40% of employees report having had a WR at some point

Mentoring: A Win-Win-Win Situation

Topic: Mentoring, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (DEC 2009) Article: What can I gain as a mentor? The effect of mentoring on the job performance and social status of mentors in China Authors: D. Liu, J. Liu, H.K. Kwan, and Y. Mao Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

In the Mood for an OCB

Topic: Citizenship Behaviors, Workplace Deviance Publication: Academy of Management Journal (OCT 2009) Article: A within-person approach to work behavior and performance: Concurrent and lagged citizenship-counterproductivity associations, and dynamic relationships with affect and overall job performance. Authors: R.S. Dalal, H. Lam, H.M. Weiss, E.R. Welch, C.L. Hulin Reviewed By: Katie Bachman If

Diversity in the Board Room

Topic: Diversity, Organizational Performance Publication: Journal of Management Studies (JUL 2009) Article: Demographic Diversity in the Boardroom: Mediators of the Board Diversity–Firm Performance Relationship. Authors: Miller, T. and Triana, M. Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl As more women and racial minorities are making strides in the boardroom, many businesses are beginning

Which Employees Set the Bar Higher?

Topic: Personality, Motivation, Goals Publication: Personality and Individual Differences (JAN 2010) Article: Individual differences in reactions to goal-performance discrepancies over time. Authors: P.D. Converse, E. Steinhauser, and J. Pathak Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger By nature, a goal creates a discrepancy between an employee’s current performance and some future state. For example,