CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2019 ECUST & USF Doctoral Consortium at The 4th East China University of Science and Technology – University of San Francisco International Symposium

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2019 ECUST & USF Doctoral Consortium at The 4th East China University of Science and Technology – University of San Francisco International Symposium

2019 ECUST & USF Doctoral PDW Quick Facts Important Dates: Submission Deadline: 10th May 2019 (24:00 midnight Hong Kong time) Notification: 17th May 2019 Doctoral PDW Day: Sunday, 26th May 2019 Submission Details: Online Submission: mjmonnot@usfca.edu SUBJECT LINE: CBSI DOCTORAL PDW   Template: Submissions should follow the American Psychological Association for formatting, with 12 size font and double space (main text only). Submission Content: (1) 1-page application letter, (2) 2-page research summary (including references), and (3) a 1-2-page CV. Chair: Matt Monnot,…

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My Job is Fun

My Job is Fun

Management Majors from the University of San Francisco killing it at the Palace of Fine Arts Escape Rooms as part of the adventure learning section of their culminating course – BUS447. Nice work team!    

Call for Papers: The 4th East China University of Science and Technology – University of San Francisco International Symposium

Call for Papers: The 4th East China University of Science and Technology – University of San Francisco International Symposium

Call for Papers 4th East China University of Science and Technology – University of San Francisco International Symposium Date: May 25-26, 2019 Location:  Shanghai, P.R. China Currently, the international economic structure is undergoing tremendous changes. On one hand, anti-globalization sentiment and subsequent protectionism keep rising across the developed economies. The protectionist trade policies of United States, and the China-US trade war in particular, are causing the world economic system to undergo turbulent adjustments and hindering foreign direct investment from emerging market countries….

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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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