Guest author blog, written and researched by: McKendree J. Hickory, Michael P. Yoder, Teanna S. Ziegler Employee engagement has become an increasingly familiar topic in both organizations and research. Leaders want to know how to best encourage and utilize their employee’s engagement, while research has strived to make this construct clear. Engagement includes aspects of [...]
By: Nathan Iverson, Amy Blackshire, and Robert Bullock Virtual teams may be defined as teams composed of members who combine their efforts to achieve a common goal by working over time and distance using technology or electronic communication (Bell & Kozlowski, 2002). The following recommendations for constructing and maintaining effective virtual teams are based from empirical [...]
What is Servant Leadership? Servant leadership is defined as a leadership style (many would call it a leadership philosophy) that emphasizes the leader’s responsibility to the success of the organization as well as his or her moral responsibility to subordinates, customers, and other stakeholders. Although it may seem like a new leadership style is being introduced [...]
Over the past few years there has been a lot of discussion of bullying in schools. We are all aware of the devastating impact bullies can have on their victims. Well, the same is true in organizations. Abusive supervision is defined as sustained displays of nonphysical aggression from supervisors to their direct reports.
As of 2012, overall job satisfaction is at around 50%. Averaging across all industries, job levels, and pay rates, only 1/2 of all employees are satisfied with their jobs. The other 1/2 rate their job satisfaction as neutral, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied. Mirroring this statistic (not surprisingly), only 50% of employees feel that their jobs are interesting. Does this describe you, your peers, or your employees?
Business leaders often fail to understand why their employees quit. For example, 41% of employers reported that a ‘poor relationship with manager’ was the top reason for employee turnover… only 15% of employees agreed.
Results from the most recent nation-wide Employee Engagement and Retention survey (Kenexa, 2011) revealed some surprising discrepancies between employee and manager opinions regarding turnover, satisfaction, and engagement.
The purpose of this article is to make clear the sometimes vague concept of employee development. In it, I will describe why leaders should invest in the development of their employees, what specific actions they should take, and how they can best support their employees throughout the developmental process.
Imagine you are on a first date. After a wonderful night of good conversation, fine dining and lots of laughter, your date asks how you felt about the evening. Even though you normally would be reserved, you feel good about this person so you say exactly how you feel. When you’re finished, your date turns [...]
A large applied research study sought to examine important organizational outcomes from various psychologically-based workplace interventions. In all, they examined the effects of eleven different types of interventions, defined below: Selection and Placement: For the purpose of this research, this simply includes the use of realistic job previews Training: Enhancing employee performance through learning Appraisal [...]