Utilizing Task Analysis to Identify Coordination Requirements in Three different Clinical Settings

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Dr. Sarah Henrickson Parker of Virginia Tech, Dr. Jan B. Schmutz of ETH Zürich, and Dr. Tanja Manser of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. They recently published an article in Group and Organization Management entitled “Training Needs for Adaptive Coordination: Utilizing Task Analysis to Identify Coordination Requirements … Continue reading Utilizing Task Analysis to Identify Coordination Requirements in Three different Clinical Settings

The Relationships Between Stress, Drinking, and Complaints at Work

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Jeremy D. Mackey of Auburn University and Pamela L. Perrewé of Florida State University. They recently published an article in the Group and Organization Management entitled “The Relationships Between Hindrance Stressors, Problem Drinking, and Somatic Complaints at Work" which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Mackey speaks … Continue reading The Relationships Between Stress, Drinking, and Complaints at Work

How Do Societal Institutions Affect Organizations and the Way That Work Is Organized?

[We are pleased to welcome Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies.] There is a wealth of information in studies categorized as Comparative Institutionalism that can provide important insights into current questions about the collective organizing of work. In the latest virtual Perspectives issue of Organization Studies, authors Jasper Hotho and Ayse Saka-Helmhout provide an overview of … Continue reading How Do Societal Institutions Affect Organizations and the Way That Work Is Organized?

Gareth Morgan On Re-Imagining Images of Organization

As part of the newly published July 2016 issue of Journal of Management Inquiry, in the article entitled "Re-Imagining Images of Organization: A Conversation with Gareth Morgan," authors Cliff Oswick of City University London and David Grant of UNSW Business School converse with Gareth Morgan about the metaphors he presented in his popular book, Images of Organization … Continue reading Gareth Morgan On Re-Imagining Images of Organization

Book Review: The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior

Stephen Colarelli, Richard Arvey , eds.: The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 364 pp. $120.00, hardcover. Will Drover recently reviewed this book in Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: This edited volume hits the mark as a timely, thoughtful collection of chapters that lay a conceptual and empirical foundation for … Continue reading Book Review: The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior

Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

Mindfulness training can help individuals increase their attention and awareness, but how can this present-centered mindset help in the workplace? The recent article published in Journal of Management entitled, "Contemplating Mindfulness at Work: An Integrative Review" from authors Darren J. Good, Christopher J. Lyddy, Theresa M. Glomb, Joyce E. Bono, Kirk Warren Brown, Michelle K. Duffy, Ruth A. Baer, Judson … Continue reading Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

An Interview With Gareth Morgan on Metaphors in Organization Theory

Well-known for his work in organization theory, Gareth Morgan explored the use of metaphors to help examine organization problems in his 1986 book "Images of Organization." Cliff Oswick of City University London and Davis Grant of UNSW Business School in Australia recently interviewed Dr. Morgan about his perspective on metaphors in Journal of Management Inquiry. … Continue reading An Interview With Gareth Morgan on Metaphors in Organization Theory

Interview with Ray Aldag and Belle Rose Ragins

In honor of Journal of Leadership and Organization's Midwest Academy of Management Special Issue focusing on "Current Issues in Management," Megan W. Gerhardt and Joy V. Peluchette interviewed Ray Aldag, former Academy of Management President and Belle Rose Ragins, SAGE author. The 2013 Midwest Scholars answered questions on the current issues in management, the ongoing … Continue reading Interview with Ray Aldag and Belle Rose Ragins

What’s in the Future for Psychological Capital?

In 2006, Fred Luthans coauthored the book Psychological Capital, in which he detailed how boosting positivity in work environments ultimately advanced worker's productivity. Organizations have been encouraged to provide more psychological resources in order to increase employee moral and, ultimately, their efficiency. Luthans's colleague and fellow writer of Psychological Capital, Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan expands on … Continue reading What’s in the Future for Psychological Capital?

Mental Health and Work: Stress and OB, Part 2 of 3

With economic uncertainty and job insecurity on the rise, stress levels are also at increasingly higher levels. With effects on physical and emotional health, the toll is high for individuals and organizations. Today we’re looking at recent research addressing issues such as the effects of commuting to work; the relationships between ill health and employment; … Continue reading Mental Health and Work: Stress and OB, Part 2 of 3