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

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

What It Takes to Lead in Life-Threatening Situations

[We’re pleased to welcome author Deirdre Dixon of the University of Tampa, Florida. Dixon recently published an article in the Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies entitled “Making Sense When It Matters Most: An Exploratory Study of Leadership In Extremis,” co-authored by Michael Weeks, Richard Boland, and Sheri Perelli. Below, Dixon explains the inspiration for conducting … Continue reading What It Takes to Lead in Life-Threatening Situations

Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

Researching the performance and management of extreme teams, which work in unconventional environments on high-risk tasks, presents a number of unique challenges to researchers, including limitations on data collection and sample sizes. In a new article published in Journal of Management, entitled "An Approach for Conducting Actionable Research with Extreme Teams," authors Suzanne T. Bell, David M. … Continue reading Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

How Does Job Displacement Impact Heart Health?

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Devereux of University College Dublin. Paul recently published an article in ILR Review entitled "Losing Heart? The Effects of Job Displacement on Health" with co-authors Sandra E. Black of University of Texas, Austin and Kjell G. Salvanes of Norwegian School of Economics.] The growth and decline of firms is a … Continue reading How Does Job Displacement Impact Heart Health?

Top Five: Advances in Developing Human Resources

Want to know all about the latest research in human resource development? Take a look at the top five most read articles from Advances in Developing Human Resources! This journal explores problems and solutions in an organizational setting and discusses concepts for the future allowing scholars and practitioners to work more effectively in human resource … Continue reading Top Five: Advances in Developing Human Resources

Celebrate Labor Day with ILRReview!

In celebration of Labor Day, we are pleased to provide you with the latest issue of ILRReview! This Special Issue on International Comparisons of Working Times includes articles on topics such as the 35-hour work week in France, the effect of the Great Recession on working times in Germany, work-life conflict in the lives of … Continue reading Celebrate Labor Day with ILRReview!

Using Creativity and Beauty to Find Solutions

The news isn't always uplifting: declining home price growth, sinking big business profits, and rising gas prices can make for an economy that is less than reassuring. How can we even start to fix it? According to Nancy Adler there is hope if we allow our passions to lead us to creative solutions and we … Continue reading Using Creativity and Beauty to Find Solutions

How Should Businesses Respond to Bad Online Reviews?

According to Forbes, 72% of people trust online reviews just as much as they would trust the opinion of a friend or family member. Furthermore, 4 out of 5 consumers admitted in a survey that they changed their mind about a purchase after reading online reviews. With statistics like these, it's not surprising that many … Continue reading How Should Businesses Respond to Bad Online Reviews?

Read the Award-Winning Article from Organization and Environment!

We're excited to announce the winner of the 2014 Best Paper Award from Organization and Environment! Andrew Hoffman of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor received this prestigious award at this year's Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting for his paper "Talking past each other? Cultural framing of skeptical and convinced logics in the climate change … Continue reading Read the Award-Winning Article from Organization and Environment!