The Effects of Work Stress

As April and Stress Awareness Month comes to a close, we recognize that stress can affect an individual’s life in many ways. In particular, research has found that work stress can have a significant impact on a person’s overall happiness and quality of life. According to the American Institute of Stress, the main causes of … Continue reading The Effects of Work Stress

Employees and Mental Illness

In 2018 the stigma of mental illness still plagues the workplace, along with the direct and indirect costs associated with healthcare and lost productivity. In the face of negative attributions attached to mental health conditions, how do employees manage their conditions as well as the demands of their jobs? How do organizations develop cultures and … Continue reading Employees and Mental Illness

Writing Up Research – Five Criteria for Persuasive Writing

In order to write up appealing and convincing qualitative research, what should you keep in mind? Authors Karsten Jonsen of IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, Jacqueline Fendt of ESCP Europe, Paris, France, and Sébastien Point of Université de Strasbourg, France identify the five criteria to consider in their top-read article published in Organizational Research Methods entitled “Convincing … Continue reading Writing Up Research – Five Criteria for Persuasive Writing

Leading through Crisis Management

Preparation for crisis management is often overlooked.  While it is always important to prepare for the unknown, it is essential in recent times when uncertainty is especially prevalent. According to a study by the ODM Group, 79 percent of decision makers believe that they are about a year away from a potential crisis—however, only 54 … Continue reading Leading through Crisis Management

Time for Some Course Corrections in Organizations

  [We’re pleased to welcome Blake Ashforth of Arizona State University, Tempe. Blake recently published an article entitled “Exploring Identity and Identification in Organizations: Time for Some Course Corrections,” published in Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. From Blake:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? When individuals identify with their occupations and … Continue reading Time for Some Course Corrections in Organizations

Follow the leader?

We've all heard about them - huge successes and failures that undoubtedly color impressions of entrepreneurial risk and those involved. How do significant events change the subsequent threshold for organizations seeking to become market entries? Who fares better in this type of environment - consensus or non-consensus entrepreneurs?   In a recent article in Administrative Science Quarterly authors Elizabeth … Continue reading Follow the leader?

Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

As in recent years, work and economic issues have been on the minds of citizens worldwide - and not just on May Day. Almost on a daily basis we've seen or read about the challenges faced by employers, employees, unions, policy makers, and governments worldwide. From debates over raising the minimum wage, to discussions of … Continue reading Labor Economics and May Day throughout the Year

Working for a Living – Jobs, Employment, Labor, Economics

Today is the day in the US when we give a shout-out to all those who labor.  The first Labor Day celebration in the U.S. took place in New York City on September 5th, 1882, and in 1894 the first Monday in September was designated a national holiday to commemorate the achievements and contributions of workers.  On … Continue reading Working for a Living – Jobs, Employment, Labor, Economics

Reflections on Academic Research and Writing (Part 4): The Practice of Writing

In this installment of the blog series, we turn to the nuts and bolts of scholarly writing. [Today we welcome Charlotte Cloutier of HEC Montreal and author of “How I Write: An Inquiry Into the Writing Practices of Academics"] In 2010, I was a newly minted assistant professor, somewhat worried about the tenure process and a … Continue reading Reflections on Academic Research and Writing (Part 4): The Practice of Writing

Reflections on Academic Research and Writing (Part 3): International Collaboration

Collaboration is something we’re all familiar with and most of us have taken part in over the course of our careers. With globalization and hence international collaboration, however, come new challenges. In our continuing series this week reflecting on academic research and writing, we turn to the unique aspects inherent in collaborating internationally for academic publication. … Continue reading Reflections on Academic Research and Writing (Part 3): International Collaboration