Do Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Employee Turnover?

How can organization's prevent employee turnover? The recent Public Personnel Management article "Does Satisfaction with Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Turnover? A Panel Study Conducted in U.S. Federal Agencies" from author James Gerard Caillier of University of Alabama suggests that the key to employee retention for an organization could be family-friendly programs. Programs like telework, alternative work schedules, child … Continue reading Do Family-Friendly Programs Reduce Employee Turnover?

Job Satisfaction Plays A Large Part in Employee Engagement

[We're pleased to welcome Brad Shuck of University of Louisville. Brad recently published an article in Group & Organization Management entitled "Untangling the Predictive Nomological Validity of Employee Engagement: Decomposing Variance in Employee Engagement Using Job Attitude Measures" with co-authors Kim Nimon of University of Texas at Tyler and Drea Zigarmi of The Ken Blanchard … Continue reading Job Satisfaction Plays A Large Part in Employee Engagement

Do the Changing Characteristics of Jobs Impact Job Satisfaction?

The characteristics of jobs have evolved over the last handful of decades, but has the change in the nature of work impacted employee job satisfaction? A recent article published in Journal of Management, entitled "Placing Characteristics in Context: Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of Changes in Job Characteristics Since 1975," seeks to answer this question. Authors Lauren A. … Continue reading Do the Changing Characteristics of Jobs Impact Job Satisfaction?

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!

Does a Different Degree of Teamwork Exist in Indian Public and Private Sector Organizations?

Behavioral scientists have found that teamwork is an indicator of job satisfaction. Jaime (2001) demonstrated that groups who use this participatory mechanism in their work not only improve in terms of productivity, quality and innovation, but enjoy greater job satisfaction as well. Additionally, Whitfield et al., (1995) found that operating as part of a team … Continue reading Does a Different Degree of Teamwork Exist in Indian Public and Private Sector Organizations?

Why Do Careers Plateau?

When faced with a plateau in their career, why do some employees feel stuck and others content? What causes this plateau in the first place? Veronica M. Godshalk and C. Melissa Fender discuss in their article "External and Internal Reasons for Career Plateauing: Relationships With Work Outcomes" from Group and Organization Management. The abstract: Career … Continue reading Why Do Careers Plateau?

The December Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

The December issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available and can be read online for free for the next 30 days. This issue offers a range of thought-provoking articles on organizational studies as well as insightful book reviews. The lead article, "What’s Love Got to Do with It? A Longitudinal Study of the Culture … Continue reading The December Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

How Do Employees’ Perceptions of Workplace Fairness Affect Organizational Commitment?

[We're pleased to welcome M. Ángeles López-Cabarcos of Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She collaborated with Ana Isabel Machado-Lopes-Sampaio-de Pinho and Paula Vázquez-Rodríguez on their article "The Influence of Organizational Justice and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment in Portugal’s Hotel Industry," which was recently published in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.] What inspired you to be … Continue reading How Do Employees’ Perceptions of Workplace Fairness Affect Organizational Commitment?

Linking Emotional Labor and Job Satisfaction

When the customer service rep greets you with a warm smile, he is engaging in emotional labor (EL), or the regulation of emotions to fit the work role. While this practice can take a toll on employees and negatively affect job satisfaction, new research in the Journal of Management finds this isn't necessarily the case. … Continue reading Linking Emotional Labor and Job Satisfaction

How to Increase Job Satisfaction in the Family Firm

Among the challenges facing family businesses is the conflict that can arise from diverging family values and business values. But can the two actually come together synergistically, so that employees connect with the firm's vision and see their work as meaningful, important, and exciting? In a new Family Business Review podcast, Dmitry Khanin of Texas … Continue reading How to Increase Job Satisfaction in the Family Firm