Category: Potential

gamification in the workplace

What is Gamification and How Can It Improve Organizational Effectiveness?

Playing games or going to work, which is more fun? Okay, that was an easy one, but what if we could make work seem a little like a game? That would probably make work a little more fun, right? This process is called gamification, and researchers are discovering more about how we can use it to motivate employees to feel enthusiastic about going to work.

Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

How a Sense of Calling Can Affect Career Decisions

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.

Further predictors of academic performance

In this meta-analysis, the authors examined the construct validity and predictive validity of 10 study-skill constructs for college students. Study habit, skill, and attitude inventories and constructs were found to rival standardized tests and previous grades as predictors of academic performance, yielding substantial incremental validity in predicting academic performance.

Personality characteristics that make the grade

Conscientiousness, which refers to being goal-oriented and self-disciplined, and openness, which refers to being creative and curious, predict academic performance, according to University of California at Davis psychologists Erik E. Noftle & Richard W. Robins.  Across four different samples that utilized four different measures of personality, openness was the strongest

Thinking about Building the Box: Practical Intelligence & Entrepreneurs

Topic: Job Performance, Potential, Talent Management
Publication: Personnel Psychology (SUMMER 2011)
Article: The Practical Intelligence of Entrepreneurs: Antecedents and a Link With New Venture Growth
Authors: Baum, J. R., Bird, B. J., & Singh, S.
Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada

Trading Voice for Service: The Impact of Perceived Voice on Organizational Commitment During Periods of Change

Topic: Change Management, Organizational Commitment, Potential, Trust
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: The influence of perceived employee voice on organizational commitment: An exchange perspective
Authors: E. Farndale, J. Van Ruiten, C. Kelliher, and V. Hope-Hailey
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

The Waning Voices of Senior Employees: Does Tenure Reduce Impact Levels?

Topic: Potential, Staffing, Training, Turnover
Publication: Human Resource Management (JAN 2011)
Article: Does voice go flat? How tenure diminishes the impact of voice
Authors: D. Avery, P. McKay, D. Wilson, S. Volpone, and E. Killham
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

Perspectives on Potential

Topic: Potential, Talent Management Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (DEC 2009) Article: The Pearls and Perils of Identifying Potential Authors: R. Silzer and A. Church Selected Commentary Authors: Robinson, Fetters, Riester, & Bracco; Dalal & Nolan Reviewed By: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl Identifying and developing talented employees