New research reveals that having a strong sense of ”calling” early on in life may help later in navigating the tension between choosing the career you want versus choosing one for financial stability and job security. When a sense of calling is stronger earlier in life, perceived ability plays a greater role than actual ability when it comes to actually pursuing a challenging career.
Many employees are being sent on overseas assignments these days. Some start off working well in foreign cultures, but don’t maintain their adjustment levels over time, while others never perform as well as they did back home. A new study shows that initial motivation and psychological empowerment are crucial to the process, but interact with different kinds of stressors to affect performance in both positive and negative ways.
Do you want to excel at what you do, instead of just going through the motions? A new study on thriving at work finds that employees who are more hopeful, efficacious, resilient, optimistic, and have supportive supervisors are more likely to succeed, which in turn is related to greater self-development and work performance.
Life after college can be intimidating. Finding work is often hard, and finding work that lives up to your hopes and dreams is even harder. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices you have to make when transitioning from college to working life. But a new study sheds light on which career values are most important to identify and use as guides when entering the working world.
What makes a great workplace or a terrible one? Many would say upper management makes the difference or company values or even the guy in the next cubicle. Long days, stressful meetings, a grumpy boss are all factors that we would expect to determine our workplace well-being. Surprisingly, new research indicates that the key factor to well-being in your workplace is you.
While many Americans are struggling to land a job, open positions all over the country remain unfilled and apparently unfillable. Employers just can’t find enough qualified candidates. So, what’s the solution? Training programs to fill the “middle skills gap.” Read more on how to implement an effective training program.
Topic: Development, Organizational Commitment Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Protean and Boundaryless Career Attitudes and Organizational Commitment: The Effects of Perceived Supervisor Support Authors: K. Ovgu Cakmak-Otluoglu Reviewed By: Lauren A. Wood, M.S. The last few decades have brought many changes to the world of work. For vocational scholars,
Topic: Development Publication: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology (2009) Article: An Intervention to Increase Social Support and Improve Performance Authors: Paul Freeman, Tim Rees, and Lew Hardy Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Can social support improve performance? According to Rees and Hardy, the four types of social support are
Topic: Development Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1998) Article: Praise for Intelligence Can Undermine Children’s Motivation and Performance Authors: C. M. Mueller & C. S. Dweck Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Imagine that you are the head of a department and have nine employees that report to