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Month: April 2017

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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