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October 23, 2016

Leisure Activities, Job Crafting Can Make Company 'Mistfits' More Productive

Oct. 20, 2016 — Finding meaning outside of work and proactively tailoring duties on the job may help people who fail to gel with a company's culture stay engaged and become more productive workers, according to ... read more

Employees Can Get Away With Unethical Behavior When They Imitate Higher-Ups

Oct. 18, 2016 — If higher-ups in a company are getting away with unethical behavior, chances are other employees are too, according to a new ... read more

Creative Staff Lead to Satisfied Customers, Says Study

Oct. 14, 2016 — Organizations in the service sector that have more creative employees enjoy higher levels of customer satisfaction, according to new ... read more

Swiss Employees Do Not Hold Back on Cynical Behaviour

Oct. 12, 2016 — Every fourth employee regards promises made by the company they work for as having been broken and every third is not satisfied with their relationship to their superior and with their co-workers, ... read more

Why 'Managerial Derailment' Affects Women More Than Men

Oct. 3, 2016 — Gender bias can influence how supervisors view a manager’s long-term potential, a new study shows. While past studies have used performance reviews and other formal measures to identify gender ... read more

Why We Prize Authenticity, but Buy Something Else

Sep. 29, 2016 — Being lauded is not the same as being liked. And marketers should take this into account, suggests a new ... read more

Evaluators of Employees Tend to Favor Financial Performance Over Contributions to Corporate Ethics

Sep. 27, 2016 — The “balanced scorecard” has emerged in recent decades as a popular workplace tool for appraising and rewarding employee performance. A study finds evaluators using a balanced scorecard tended to ... read more

Companies Use Instincts to Elicit Behavior from Consumers, Employees

Sep. 20, 2016 — The obvious strategy for a clothing retailer is to have as much product on the sales floor as possible to yield high sales. The clothing needs to be available to be bought, ... read more

Using Nonlinearity in Understanding Market Forces

Sep. 20, 2016 — There are certain markets within the U.S. and global economies in which two major corporations dominate. For example, Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. are the two major firms that compete with each ... read more

The Sharing Economy's Effect on Business

Sep. 13, 2016 — The rising tide of product sharing can indeed lift all economic ships, including those of the product manufacturers, or firms, new research ... read more

'Sleeper Effect' Accounts for Durability of Weak Messages from Credible Sources

Sep. 13, 2016 — The least convincing arguments can reverberate in the public consciousness over time -- provided they're delivered by a credible source, explains new ... read more

Group Work Can Harm Memory

Sep. 13, 2016 — Collaborating in a group to remember information is harmful, new research suggests. The research statistically analysed 64 earlier collaborative remembering studies and found that groups recall less ... read more

Study Sheds Light on Factors Affecting Employees' Commitment

Sep. 8, 2016 — As it becomes increasingly common for older workers to report to younger supervisors, a new study has examined how disparities in experience and education influence subordinates’ commitment to ... read more

Entrepreneurs Fare Better If They Resist the Temptation to Follow the Crowd

Sep. 8, 2016 — Few entrepreneurs and investors can resist the temptation to follow the herd into a new, “hot” market, even when they understand that it is rarely the path to riches. New research finds that ... read more

Corporate Social Responsibility Can Backfire If Employees Don’t Think It’s Genuine

Sep. 7, 2016 — A new study looks at what happens when a company’s employees view its efforts related to corporate social responsibility as substantive (perceived to be other-serving and genuinely aimed at ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — When science fiction heroes communicate, they don‘t use landlines or cell phones. The caller simply appears in virtual form in the middle of the room; full sized and three dimensional. This vision ... read more

Beat the Stock Market by Satisfying Customers

Sep. 6, 2016 — Satisfy your customers and win in the stock market, says a new study by a team of researchers who found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures ... read more

Working from Home Loses Its Appeal Over Time for Both Companies and Employees

Sep. 6, 2016 — The benefits of working from home disappear over time for both employees and organizations if it is a full-time arrangement, a new study has ... read more

Women Do Ask for Pay Rises but Don’t Get Them

Sep. 5, 2016 — New research shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ... read more

Nonwork Orientations Are Related to Higher Career and Life Satisfaction

Aug. 31, 2016 — When planning a career, many people take nonwork orientations into account, such as family, personal interests and civic engagement. Psychologists have found out that people who strongly consider the ... read more

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