Category: Performance

Whistle While You Work: The Importance of Work Enjoyment for Managers (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Motivation, Performance, Wellness Publication: Journal of Management (SEP 2012) Article: Driven to Work and Enjoyment of Work: Effects on Managers’ Outcomes Authors: Laura Graves, Marian Ruderman, Patricia Ohlott, & Todd Weber Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Work motivation, a topic that is relevant to almost all employees in almost every

The Competitive Advantage Behind Investing in Employees (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Performance, Human Resources, Culture, Business Strategy Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2012) Article: Impact of High-Performance Work Systems on Individual- and Branch- Level Performance: Test of a Multilevel Model of Intermediate Linkages Authors: Samuel Aryee, Fred O. Walumbwa, Emmanuel Y. M. Seidu, & Lilian E. Otaye Reviewed By: Lauren

When Normal Performance Isn’t Normal Performance

Topic: Performance, Performance Appraisal Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: The best and the rest: Revisiting the norm of normality of individual performance Authors: O’Boyle Jr., E., & Aguinis, H. Reviewer: Neil Morelli The gloves are off because O’Boyle and Aguinis have just challenged a perennial assumption of the performance literature. What

The Peril of Excess: Why Moderate Levels of Many Traits Might be Best (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Assessment, Performance, Selection, Human Resource Management Publication: Perspectives on Psychological Science (JAN 2011) Article: Too Much of a Good Thing: The Challenge and Opportunity of the Inverted U Authors: Grant, A. M., & Schwartz, B. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada A common assumption in personnel selection practice (and research) in

Want to increase performance? Take a look at Psychological Capital

Topic: Performance, Talent management
Publication: Personnel Psychology (SUMMER 2011)
Article: Psychological capital and employee performance: A latent growth modeling approach
Authors: Peterson, S. J., Luthans, F., Avolio, B. J., Walumbwa, F. O., & Zhang, Z.
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin

Got a curious newcomer? That’s good – and the type of curiosity may tell you how good.

Topic: Selection, Performance
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (2011: 96 (1))
Article: Curiosity adapted by cat: the role of trait curiosity in newcomer adaptation.
Authors: S.H. Harrison, D.M. Sluss, B.E. Ashforth
Reviewed By: Rebecca Eckart

Political skill in a highly political environment: Does it help?

Topic: Performance, Work Environment
Publication: Journal of Vocational Behavior (2011)
Article: Politics perceptions as moderator of the political skill – job performance relationship: A two-study, cross-national, constructive replication
Authors: I. Kapoutsis, A. Papalexandris, A. Nikolopoulos, W. A. Hochwarter, & G. R. Ferris
Reviewed by: Charleen Maher