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Month: March 2017

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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Occupational Organization Health Intervention to Improve Knowledge Workers Well Being

Occupational Organization Health Intervention to Improve Knowledge Workers Well Being

A large percentage of the workforce are employed in ‘knowledge’ jobs, cognitively demanding jobs such as IT engineers, academics, and accountants. These jobs are known to be stressful for the workers, however, job redesign is challenging. Over 14 months, a participative organizational-level health intervention was evaluated across six organizations in Denmark. The intervention was designed to improve working conditions and psychological well-being of knowledge workers. Who conducted the study? Ole Henning Sørensen of the Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark at the…

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