Category: Organizational Performance

Read you like a book: Employee attributes of HR practices

Topic: Job Attitudes, Organizational Performance, Strategic HR Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: Employee attributions of the “why” of HR practices: Their effects on employee attitudes and behaviors, and customer satisfaction. Blogger: Benjamin Granger A recent article by Nishii and colleagues explores how employees’ beliefs about “why” management employs certain HR practices (training, payment, selection, etc.) affect organizational performance.  Although

In the name of the cubicle, the computer, and the conference call, Amen.

Topic: Motivation, Organizational Performance, Work Environment Publication: Journal of Organizational Change Management Article: Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Commitment: An Empirical Study. Blogger: LitDigger Much academic literature investigating workplace performance overlooks the element of employee spirituality, but Rego and Cunha (2008) recently dared to venture into this unfamiliar territory. They found that workplace spirituality

Arranging the Top Dogs for Maximum Effectiveness

Topic: Teams, Organizational Performance Publication: The Academy of Management Journal Article: Top management team functional background diversity and firm performance. Blogger: Benjamin Granger A key factor that can have a direct effect on an organization’s overall performance is the composition of its top managers.  Teams of top leaders are commonly referred to as top management teams (TMT), and researchers have investigated how various aspects of an organization’s TMT effect

If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours – unless your hands are covered in thorns.

Topic: Change Management, Job Attitudes, Organizational Performance Publication: Journal of Business Research Article:  Exploring civic virtue and turnover intention during organizational changes.  Blogger: LitDigger If you buy me a coffee, I’ll tell you what I know. If you cover my shift, I’ll cover yours next week.  If you buy me dinner,