How Organizational Fit Impacts Workplace Stress

[We're pleased to welcome Jeremy Mackey. Jeremy recently published an article entitled "Do I Fit In? Perceptions of Organizational Fit as a Resource in the Workplace Stress Process" in Group & Organization Management with  co-authors Pamela L. Perrewé and Charn P. McAllister.] Pam Perrewé, Charn McAllister, and I began working on our paper entitled “Do … Continue reading How Organizational Fit Impacts Workplace Stress

Fitting In at Work: Perceptions of Organizational Fit as a Resource for Employees

Working with others can be a challenge, not only in terms of navigating the different personalities and behaviors of coworkers, but also in terms of feeling part of an organization. In the paper, "Do I Fit In? Perceptions of Organizational Fit as a Resource in the Workplace Stress Process," recently published in Group & Organization Management, Jeremy … Continue reading Fitting In at Work: Perceptions of Organizational Fit as a Resource for Employees

Old Stress, New Stress, Bad Stress, Eustress: Challenging Employees with Positive Organizational Stress

[We're pleased to welcome Wendy Becker of Shippensburg University. Dr. Becker recently published an article in Human Resource Development Review with co-authors M. Blake Hargrove of Shippensburg University and Debra Hargrove of Dickinson College, entitled "The HR Eustress Model: Creating Work Challenge Through Positive Stress."] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? We … Continue reading Old Stress, New Stress, Bad Stress, Eustress: Challenging Employees with Positive Organizational Stress

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

Why Entrepreneurs Are Less, Not More, Stressed Out

Entrepreneurs aren't the stressed-out workaholics we imagine them to be. In fact, a new study published in the Journal of Management finds that they experience less stress than the average worker. Why? Because they are psychologically better equipped to handle stressful situations:While creating and running new ventures, entrepreneurs are exposed to conditions known to generate … Continue reading Why Entrepreneurs Are Less, Not More, Stressed Out

The Cost of Unethical Behavior

To join in celebrating Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week, we bring you an article from the Journal of Management that examines the link between unethical behavior and emotional exhaustion, a topic we covered last week: Many employees feel ethically conflicted at work, but research has yet to identify the specific mechanisms that give rise to … Continue reading The Cost of Unethical Behavior

Understanding Emotional Exhaustion In the Workplace

We've all experienced that occasional afternoon slump at the office. But when workplace emotional exhaustion accumulates on a daily basis, it can seriously impact job performance, organizational citizenship behavior, and job satisfaction. In their article "A Head Start or a Step Behind? Understanding How Dispositional and Motivational Resources Influence Emotional Exhaustion," published this week in … Continue reading Understanding Emotional Exhaustion In the Workplace

Challenges in Leadership: Part 1 of 3

Editor's note: This week, we are pleased to present a three-part series highlighting current research on key challenges facing leaders in the workplace. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be … Continue reading Challenges in Leadership: Part 1 of 3

How to Understand and Cope with Stress

Stress: It's an affliction that spares none of us at one time or another. On this second day of National Public Health Week, we look at research that aims to provide a better understanding of the individual experience of stress--in the workplace, in the classroom, and at home--and what can be done about it. First, … Continue reading How to Understand and Cope with Stress

Helping Students Manage Their Energy

Getting acclimated to back-to-school season? The Journal of Management Education has good advice to help students get recharged and channel their energy toward a healthy personal and professional life. Gretchen M. Spreitzer of the University of Michigan and Traci Grant, University of Michigan alumna, published "Helping Students Manage Their Energy: Taking Their Pulse With the … Continue reading Helping Students Manage Their Energy