How Can Organization Theory Help Explain the Emergence of ISIL?

The emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in recent years has been a cause for concern across the globe, particularly as the terrorist group becomes not only more organized, but also more prominent. Analyzing the rise of ISIL, many researchers are unsure of what the future holds for ISIL, and how much longer … Continue reading How Can Organization Theory Help Explain the Emergence of ISIL?

Job Satisfaction and Work Climate: New Collections from GOM!

Group & Organization has added two new article collections to the Editor's Choice Collections. The new Job Satisfaction collection offers a selection of interesting articles that explore topics like career plateauing, internal job transitions, and the effect of leader humor on job satisfaction. The new Work Climate collection delves into workplace research, including papers on … Continue reading Job Satisfaction and Work Climate: New Collections from GOM!

Tourism as a Tool for Peace and Revitalization in Afghanistan

Much has been said on the tragedy and complications of war, more than can be expounded upon here. But considering the complexity of international conflict, it is not hard to understand that the transition from war to peace is far from a simple, fast process. War leaves a lasting impact on the countries and people involved, not only in terms … Continue reading Tourism as a Tool for Peace and Revitalization in Afghanistan

Is Workplace Conflict Good or Bad?

Editor’s note: We are pleased to welcome Alice H. Y. Hon of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, whose article “The Effects of Group Conflict and Work Stress on Employee Performance,” co-authored by Wilco W. Chan of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is forthcoming in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly and now available in the journal's OnlineFirst section. In … Continue reading Is Workplace Conflict Good or Bad?

What Happens When Workers Speak Out?

Research has shown that employees dissatisfied with working conditions inevitably will communicate their dissent--whether to a superior or only to a coworker--despite the risks of such behavior. A new study in the Journal of Business Communication (JBC) finds that this dissent expression can benefit the employees themselves, as well as the health of the organizations … Continue reading What Happens When Workers Speak Out?

Interpersonal Perceptions and Team Impact

Jared A. LeDoux of Louisiana State University, C. Allen Gorman of Radford University, and David J. Woehr of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte published "The Impact of Interpersonal Perceptions on Team Processes: A Social Relations Analysis" in the June 2012 issue of Small Group Research. To view other articles in this issue, please click here. … Continue reading Interpersonal Perceptions and Team Impact

Employee Popularity Mediates the Relationship Between Political Skill and Workplace Interpersonal Mistreatment

Kristin L. Cullen, Center for Creative Leadership, and Auburn University, Jinyan Fan, Auburn University, and Cong Liu, Hofstra University, published "Employee Popularity Mediates the Relationship Between Political Skill and Workplace Interpersonal Mistreatment" on February 3rd, 2012 in the Journal of Management. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The abstract: Interpersonal mistreatment is a common and … Continue reading Employee Popularity Mediates the Relationship Between Political Skill and Workplace Interpersonal Mistreatment

Part 3 of 5: “What is Work-Life Balance?”

Today we’re continuing our special series of posts on Work-Life Balance. We hope you find the series insightful and thought-provoking. How can we define "Work-Life Balance?" See the articles below from SAGE's management portfolio to find the answer. Cynthia A. Thompson, Baruch College, published "Managing the Work-Life Balancing Act: An Introductory Exercise" in the April 2002 … Continue reading Part 3 of 5: “What is Work-Life Balance?”

Conflict Management for Government and Businesses to Share Effective Practices in China

Alfred Wong, Lingnan University, Lu Wei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Dean Tjosvold, Lingnan University, published "Conflict Management for Government and Businesses to Share Effective Practices in China" in OnlineFirst of Group & Organization Management. Dr. Wong kindly provided the following responses to the article. Who is the target audience for this article? Researchers, managers and government … Continue reading Conflict Management for Government and Businesses to Share Effective Practices in China

Faultlines, Fairness, and Fighting

 "Faultlines, Fairness, and Fighting: A Justice Perspective on Conflict in Diverse Groups,"  by Chester S. Spell, Rutgers University, Katerina Bezrukova, Santa Clara University, Jarrod Haar, University of Waikato, and Christopher Spell, Rutgers University, was published in the June 2011 issue of Small Group Research. Professor Bezrukova kindly shared some background information about the article. Who is the target audience for this article? Scholars … Continue reading Faultlines, Fairness, and Fighting