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!

Book Review: The Problem with Work

The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries. Kathi Weeks; Durham: Duke University Press, 2011, 304 pp., $23.95 ISBN 978-0-8003-5112-2 Eugene P. Coyle of Eugene P. Coyle & Assoc. recently took the time to review the book in Review of Radical Political Economics. From the review: “Why do we work so long and so … Continue reading Book Review: The Problem with Work

Are Academics Too Serious?

Last December, President Obama said in an interview with talk-show host Steve Harvey that "You can’t take yourself too seriously." The president went on to say that while he takes his job seriously, he survives the stress of it by laughing often with his team. Author Charles C. Manz suggests in his article from Journal of … Continue reading Are Academics Too Serious?

Does Working From Home Work?

When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer this February banned her employees from working from home, an uproar ensued in the business community. Supporters of workplace flexibility – including telecommuting, flexible schedules, job sharing and more – suggest that it leads to increased job satisfaction and other benefits. But does it instead blur the line between business … Continue reading Does Working From Home Work?

A Passion for Work: Part 1 of 5

Every manager wants to increase employee engagement. But there's a difference between being engaged and being truly passionate about your job--and the employee with a passion for the work is the one who will make a difference in the organization. Work passion has been defined by the Ken Blanchard leadership training companies as "the positive … Continue reading A Passion for Work: Part 1 of 5

Women and Work-Life Balance

Shortly after Marissa Mayer's appointment this week as CEO of Yahoo, news of her pregnancy opened a new chapter in the work-life debate. Today, we offer context with perspectives on gender roles, women in leadership, and work-family balance. We hope you'll find this selection interesting and useful. Gary N. Powell of the University of Connecticut … Continue reading Women and Work-Life Balance

Part 5 of 5: What are the Current and Future Implications for a “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. What are the current and future implications for a "Work-Life Balance?" See the articles below to see what management researchers have to say. Frank L. Giancola, HR Researcher and Writer, published "Can the Work-Life Movement Regain … Continue reading Part 5 of 5: What are the Current and Future Implications for a “Work-Life Balance?”

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?”