Accountability can influence certain leaders to engage in more team-benefitting behavior. When and how does this work?
In the present study, the authors examined how partners and children effect employees’ ability to stop thinking about work. They hypothesized that a romantic partner’s work-home balance plays a large role an employee’s ability to detach from their work during leisure time. However, the presence of kids may weaken the strength of this relationship.
When it comes to charitable giving at work, the authors find that gender matters with women donating more than men. Alternatively, ethnicity has differing effects; finding ethnic minorities donate less money to workplace charity than do Whites, but the percentage of minorities in a work unit is positively related to workplace charity.
Authors examine job demands of employed mothers as well as how these demands relate to child health. Findings suggest the more demanding the mother’s job is the less likely she will engage in physical activity. The child ultimately mimics this behavior resulting in declining health.
You want to hire the best. To get superior employees, your company does its homework on each potential candidate. Unfortunately, calling references isn’t that effective. Phone conversations just don’t provide accurate, consistent data. How can you improve the process? A new survey designed by Cynthia Hedricks and her colleagues may be a step forward in solving the professional reference problem.
The authors explore if there are situations in which employees are more likely to provide authentic service. Findings indicate that workers are most authentic when they identify with the customer/task. However, there can be significant costs to complete authenticity including inappropriate customer interaction and disloyally towards the organization. A case of “bounded authenticity” may prove the most beneficial.
The present study builds theory regarding flexible work practices (FWPs). Integrating theory on signaling and attributions, the authors propose that managers interpret employees’ use of FWPs as a signal of organizational commitment, depending on whether managers make productivity or personal life attributions for employees’ FWP use.
While the topic of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is relatively well-researched, less is known about corporate social irresponsibility (CSiR). The authors of the present study address this gap by considering the relationship between CSR and CSiR. They predict that prior CSR is positively associated with subsequent CSiR, and that leaders’ moral identity symbolization will moderate the CSR–CSiR relationship. Through an archival study of 49 firms, findings support the hypotheses.
In the present study, the authors investigated whether generations differ in level of work motivation, as well as whether differences in work motivation are better explained by managerial level than by generation. Results indicate that managerial level better explains work motivation than does generation. Although the generations did differ in work motivation…