Organization OR Environment?

[We're pleased to welcome Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Assistant Professor at Babson College in Organizational Behavior. Tosti-Kharas recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled "Organization OR Environment? Disentangling Employees Rationales Behind Organizational Citizenship Behavior for the Environment." From Tosti-Kharas:] The origin of this paper came from bridging two different research projects. My co-authors, Tom Thomas and Eric Lamm of … Continue reading Organization OR Environment?

Employees and the Environment: Promoting Eco-Friendly Behavior in the Workplace

[We're pleased to welcome Jennifer Tosti-Kharas of Babson College. Jennifer recently published an article in Organization & Environment with co-authors Eric Lamm and Tom E. Thomas entitled "Organization OR Environment? Disentangling Employees' Rationales Behind Organizational Citizenship Behavior Toward the Environment." From Jennifer:] The origin of this paper came from bridging two different research projects. My … Continue reading Employees and the Environment: Promoting Eco-Friendly Behavior in the Workplace

Are Good Citizens Also Good Transformational Leaders?

[We're pleased to welcome Sophia V. Marinova of University of Alabama in Huntsville. Sophia published an article with co-authors Linn Van Dyne and Henry Moon in the February 2015 issue of Group & Organization Management entitled "Are Good Citizens Good Transformational Leaders as Well? An Employee-Centric Perspective on Transformational Leadership."] Leadership is viewed as the … Continue reading Are Good Citizens Also Good Transformational Leaders?

Machiavellian and Motivated: How Managers Can Turn Employee Selfishness into Pro-Organization Behavior

Machiavelli famously argued that it is best to be both loved and feared, which is all good and well for a hypothetical prince, but what about for modern-day employees? Companies have long avoided employees who embody Machiavellian principles, labeling such behavior as selfish and manipulative. In their paper, "Leading Machiavellians: How to Translate Machiavellians' Selfishness … Continue reading Machiavellian and Motivated: How Managers Can Turn Employee Selfishness into Pro-Organization Behavior

Funny Business: Humor as a Leadership Tool

Humor plays an important part in the workplace, particularly in the manager-subordinate relationship. With the right combination of humor style and leadership behavior, a supervisor can help to ease employee uncertainty, and increase team and organizational performance. Effective use of humor in the workplace can improve perceived supervisor support (PSS) and encourage employees to engage … Continue reading Funny Business: Humor as a Leadership Tool

Does Organizational Citizenship Behavior Increase Organizational Performance?

If an employee feels disempowered at work, they'll soon find themselves struggling to stay motivated and productive. This disengagement is a lose-lose situation for everyone, causing unhappiness for employees and profit loss for companies. In the 1980's, Edward E. Lawler III presented a possible solution to this problem by initiating a model which increased employee … Continue reading Does Organizational Citizenship Behavior Increase Organizational Performance?

How Does Corporate Ethics Affect Firm Performance?

Jinseok S. Chun of Seoul National University, Yuhyung Shin of Hanyang University, Jin Nam Choi of Seoul National University, and Min Soo Kim of Hanyang University published "How Does Corporate Ethics Contribute to Firm Financial Performance? The Mediating Role of Collective Organizational Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behavior" in the Journal of Management May 2013 issue. The … Continue reading How Does Corporate Ethics Affect Firm Performance?

Read This Article, but Don’t Print It

Eric Lamm, Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, and Eric G. Williams, all of San Francisco State University, published "Read This Article, but Don’t Print It: Organizational Citizenship Behavior Toward the Environment" on January 28, 2013 in Group & Organization Management. The abstract: This article contributes to the growing research interest on sustainability-directed citizenship behaviors by helping to develop … Continue reading Read This Article, but Don’t Print It

The Cost of Being a Good Citizen

In practicing organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), employees go above and beyond the call of duty to better the organization. However, according to a new study in the Journal of Management, "what is good for the organization may not always be good for the employee." Diane M. Bergeron of Case Western Reserve University, Abbie J. Shipp … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Good Citizen

Are Ethical Firms More Financially Successful?

Today we are pleased to present a selection from the Journal of Management (JOM) Editor's Choice Collection on Organizational Citizenship Behavior. To see more hand-picked JOM collections, click here. Jinseok S. Chun of Seoul National University, Yuhyung Shin of Hanyang University, Jin Nam Choi of Seoul National University, and Min Soo Kim of Hanyang University … Continue reading Are Ethical Firms More Financially Successful?