Financial Success and (or?) Happiness

Financial Success and (or?) Happiness

Thanks to Jill Suttie for her article at Greater Good Magazine on the relationship between money and happiness. She cites Lora Park and my own research. Monnot hopes his research might help individuals—and business leaders and policymakers—to realize that fulfilling psychological needs is more important to happiness than making a lot of money. “Autonomy, developing a skill set to be good at what you do, being affiliative with others, having a sense of connection to your community—these are all things…

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Customer Incivility and Moderating Effects on Employee Well-Being

Customer Incivility and Moderating Effects on Employee Well-Being

Custom service is a daily interaction for some working class individuals. Current research suggests that negative customer-employee interactions are actually harmful for the employee’s psychological well being, causing negative health effects, stress, and emotional exhaustion. Cognitive appraisal theory suggests that if an event is perceived as less stressful or less threatening there will be fewer later negative outcomes.   Who conducted the study? Kara A. Arnold of Business Administration at Memorial University, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Megan M….

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Organization Innovation Fitness

Organization Innovation Fitness

Looking forward to hearing from Laszlo Gyorffy this evening at USF, hosted by the USF’s MSOD program. Come and meet Laszlo, President of the Enterprise Development Group, with over 20 years of experience. Based on Laszlo’s work with pioneering enterprises in Silicon Valley and around the globe (e.g., BBC, Panera Bread, IDEO, Toyota, Swisscom, Phillips, Stanford University) he has learned a great deal about what makes innovation prosper. His one-hour talk you will delve into the strategies, ingredients, and organizational dynamics…

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Effect of Capacity Management Strategies on Employees’ Well-Being

Effect of Capacity Management Strategies on Employees’ Well-Being

In this study, the authors addressed whether, and to what extent, different capacity management strategies (CMS) can produce significant effects on well-being of employees (WBE) by influencing job hazard and employees’ sense of fatigue, with a particular focus on frontline employees in healthcare organizations, such as nursing home (NH) environments. The authors set out to test how CMS can drive employees’ perceived sense of fatigue and job hazard, which affects employees’ job satisfaction and well-being; and noting that with job…

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Ambiguity: the emerging impact of mindfulness for change leaders

Ambiguity: the emerging impact of mindfulness for change leaders

Organizations around the world have a growing need to adapt faster and faster. During a time of rapid adaptation to new systems and strategies, what has worked for organizations and their members in the past is simply not enough as transformational change is required, and substantial ambiguity mounts. Today the demand for change leaders that can effectively deal with ambiguity is high. At the same time, recent organizational research suggests that leaders drawing on mindfulness manage ambiguity in new and…

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Examining Easterlin’s Paradox in Post-Reform China

Examining Easterlin’s Paradox in Post-Reform China

Had a great time writing this piece for The International Academic Forum‘s interdisciplinary academic platform, Think, designed for both the academic community and general readership. How far is money related to levels of satisfaction with life? Dr Matthew J. Monnot of the University of San Francisco, United States, discusses the contrast between decades of GDP growth in China and stagnant levels of individual life and job satisfaction, questioning whether monetary incentives can fill evolved psychological needs and examining the relationship…

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Breakdowns in implementing models of organization change

Breakdowns in implementing models of organization change

Organizations choose to implement change in order to move towards its ideal state, and to do so is a difficult task to be successful on its first try. Some leaders it comes to naturally, while others may repeatedly fail before they succeed. Breakdowns occur when there is lack of communication in an organization about why change is needed, or when not everyone participates fully in the transition. Often time change agents are hired to consult and manage change due to…

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Management Communication and Employee Performance: The Contribution of Perceived Organizational Support

Management Communication and Employee Performance: The Contribution of Perceived Organizational Support

This paper aims to examine the temporal relationship between management communication and perceived organizational support, and its consequences for performance.   Keyword: POS (perceived organizational support) – the degree to which employees believe that their organization values their contributions and cares about their well-being and fulfills socioemotional needs.   Who conducted the study? Dr. Robert Eisenberger is a professor in the Psychology Department and Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. Dr. Eisenberger’s research interests are focused on…

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Flourishing via Workplace Relationships: Moving Beyond Instrumental Support

Flourishing via Workplace Relationships: Moving Beyond Instrumental Support

Definitions: Taxonomy of relationship functions: These are identified functions that give an understanding of how relationships gives rise to outcomes like meaningfulness, positive emotions, and life satisfaction, which are indicative of employee flourishing. The functions are important in today’s workplace. The taxonomy of relationship functions includes: task assistance, career advancement, emotional support, as well as growth, friendship, and the opportunity to give to others. Who conducted the study? Amy E. Colbert (University of Iowa), Joyce E. Bono (University of Florida),…

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China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond

China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond

The final acceptance letters have been sent out! The program is being finalized for the China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) International Conference hosted by University of San Francisco in collaboration with Peking University, the Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the World Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations. China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond will take place in Beijing, China from May 17 to 19, 2017 and will serve…

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