Category: Work Environment

Thank you! Why do these two words mean so much?

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Work Environment
Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Article: A little thanks goes a long way: Explaining why gratitude expressions motivate prosocial behavior (JUN 2010)
Author: A. M. Grant, and F. Gino
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

Service with a Smile? But I’m Exhausted!

Topic: Work Environment, Burnout
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (March, 2010)
Article: Contextualizing emotional exhaustion and positive emotional display: The signaling effect of supervisors’ emotional exhaustion and service climate.
Authors: C.K. Lam, X. Huang, & O. Janssen
Reviewed By: Allison Gabriel

Heavy Workloads: Much More Than Just a Nuisance

Topic: Stress, Wellness, Work Environment
Publication: Personnel Psychology (Summer 2010)
Article: Psychological and physiological reactions to high workloads: Implications for well-being
Authors: R. Ilies, N. Dimotakis, and I.E. De Pater
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Culture Matters When it comes to Stressors and Strains

Topic: Culture, Self Efficacy, Work Environment
Publication: Applied Psychology: An International Review (JAN 2010)
Article: A cross-national examination of self-efficacy as a moderator of autonomy/job strain relationships
Authors: M.M. Nauta, C. Liu, and C. Li
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

How Can You Be So Rude!?

Topic: Job Performance, Work Environment, Culture Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (MAY 2009) Article: Overlooked but not untouched: How rudeness reduces onlookers’ on routine and creative tasks Authors: Porath, C. L. and Erez, A. Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Now here’s a topic that might make you ball your

Doing what Simon Says Regarding Safety

Topic: Stress, Wellness, Work Environments Publication: Journal of Business Ethics Article: Ethical climates and workplace safety behaviors: an empirical investigation. Blogger: LitDigger How do you know that you won’t trip on the telephone cord your coworker has stretched across the entryway of your cubicle?  You don’t (until the inevitable happens).  How do you know whether or not workplace safety behaviors are actually practiced in your organization?  A study

Office Decorations…Keeping Males Calm?

Topic: Job Attitudes, Stress, Work Environment Publication: Environment & Behavior Article:  Anger and Stress: The Role of Landscape Posters in an Office Setting Blogger: LitDigger Is there more to aesthetic beauty than, well, aesthetics?  Office employees may think they’re enjoying art for art’s sake, but the benefits of art may be more complex