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Month: March 2016

Job Crafting in Organizational Change: A Demands-Resources Perspective

Job Crafting in Organizational Change: A Demands-Resources Perspective

Job crafting in a rapidly changing global economy might be an important ingredient for organizational performance. Who conducted the study? Paraskevas Petrou – Assistant Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Evangelia Demerouti – Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, and Wilmar B. Schaufeli – Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University and University of Leuven. The authors investigated the interaction between job crafting, job demands, and resources. Job crafting refers any time someone actively manipulates their job responsibilities weather it…

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40 Years of Innovation: Organizational Culture in Biotechnology

40 Years of Innovation: Organizational Culture in Biotechnology

Looking forward to hosting an excellent Bay Area OD consultant tonight… OD Edge Speaker Series continues with Senior Director of Learning and Organization Development, Genentech, Deary Duffie! Deary has over two decades of experience as Chief Learning Officer and Senior Human Resources executive at companies such as Charles Schwab, Levi Strauss and Company, and Hewlett-Packard. He has served as an executive in the United States, as well as temporary international assignments in Brazil, Singapore, Belgium, and Italy. He enjoys work…

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The Bad Boss: Power, Incompetence, and Aggression

The Bad Boss: Power, Incompetence, and Aggression

Who conducted the study? This study was conducted by Nathanael J. Fast (Department of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California) and Serena Chen (Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley). What did they find? Four studies demonstrated that power holders become aggressive when they sense a lack of self-perceived competence. They found that aggression seems to be driven by an internal state of ego defensiveness. Study 1 They found that high self-perceived incompetence was associated…

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Creating a Proactive Workplace: Personality as the Producer and The Product

Creating a Proactive Workplace: Personality as the Producer and The Product

“In these agentic transactions, people are producers as well as products of social systems.” – Albert Bandura Who conducted the study? Wen-Dong Li of Kansas State University, Michael Frese of 
National University of Singapore and Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Xiang Yu Gao of National University of Singapore, Doris Fay of University of Potsdam and Peter D. Harms of the University of Nebraska conducted this study on the reciprocal nature of a proactive personality and its mutual relationship with the work…

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