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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Organizational-level Interventions: Employee Perceptions and Psychosocial Outcomes

Organizational-level Interventions: Employee Perceptions and Psychosocial Outcomes

Organizational-level occupational health interventions are a very popular method to adapt changes in the workplace. However, there are conflicting impacts of this kind of change. This study takes place over two years (2005 and 2007) to assess the association of employee perceptions of exposure to interventions and the psychosocial outcomes. Who conducted the study? Henna Hasson of Karolinska Institutet Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre (Sweden); URESP, Centre de recherche FRSQ du Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire…

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Attachment Issues: Leader-Subordinate Relationships After Voluntary Departures

Attachment Issues: Leader-Subordinate Relationships After Voluntary Departures

Who conducted the study? The study was conducted by Debra L. Shapiro of The University of Maryland, Peter Hom of Arizona State University, Wei Shen of Arizona State University, and Rajshreee Agarwal of The University of Maryland. What was the aim of the study? Researchers in this particular field of study has identified that when a leader in the workplace leaves the organization, subordinates have a tendency to increase their likelihood of leaving the company they are working for, known…

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One Belt, One Road, One World: What’s in it for U.S. Businesses?

One Belt, One Road, One World: What’s in it for U.S. Businesses?

Join China experts for a lively discussion on OBOR and find out how your business can benefit during the CBSI gala event filled with enlightening discussions, networking, and cultural and musical entertainment! China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative represents “the largest and potentially the most transformative engineering effort in human history.” (Chas Freeman, Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, June 20, 2016). OBOR is already having a transformational impact on the political economies of many Asian nations. Keynote Speaker…

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Disruptive Employee Engagement

Disruptive Employee Engagement

What a fantastic event tonight! Such an engaging and innovative approach to talent management. Thanks to Kyle Hermans! Also thanks to the huge turnout of attendees. Description below. Kyle Hermans will present an interactive discussion that explores disruptive employee engagement. He will explore the roadblocks that stand in the way to building a strong employee experience and how to overcome them to lay the foundation for a change ready culture. Kyle currently holds the position of Partner at Lippincott, a…

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Ethical Culture: Its Importance in the Well-Being of Managers

Ethical Culture: Its Importance in the Well-Being of Managers

Who conducted the study? This study was conducted by Mari Huhtala from the University of Tampere, Muel Kaptein from Erasmus University, and Taru Feldt from the University of Jyväskylä. What did they find? It was found that ethical virtues as culture dimensions turned out to be relatively stable over time, as the majority of the managers exhibited stable patterns of ethical culture. Having a moderate level of ethical culture was the largest pattern, which included 43% of the managers. Managers…

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Impacts of Different Employee Relationships on Employee Well-Being

Impacts of Different Employee Relationships on Employee Well-Being

This study looked to see if employee relationship quality (ERQ) influences employee well-being (EWB) and how it does if so. Who conducted the study?  Hong Chen, Jia Wei, Ke Wang, and Yi Peng
 of the School of Management, CUMT, Xuzhou, China What did they find?  The quality of employee-superior, -subordinate, -coworker, -family, and –friend relationships can be evaluated by the stability, support, and trust in the relationship. The quality of employee-organization relationships can be evaluated by organizational support, supportive behavior…

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Crafting the Change

Crafting the Change

Who conducted the study? Paraskevas Petrou, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Evangelia Demerouti, Eindhoven University of Technology; Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Utrecht University and University of Leuven What did they find? Terms to know before discussing the results of the study: Job crafting behaviors: A strategy or tool through which employees respond to and cope with implemented organizational change; are daily and voluntary self-initiated employee behaviors aimed at seeking resources, seeking challenges, and reducing demands during organizational change. Conceptualized by the authors as…

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Call for Papers: China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) 2nd International Conference

Call for Papers: China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) 2nd International Conference

China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond The 2nd Annual 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 . Date: May 17-19, 2017 Location: Langfang, JingJinJi, China (near Beijing) Submission Deadline: January 25, 2017 Notice of Acceptance: February 25, 2017 Early Bird Registration: March 10,…

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Can job crafting reduce job boredom and increase work engagement? A three-year cross-lagged panel study

Can job crafting reduce job boredom and increase work engagement? A three-year cross-lagged panel study

Can job crafting reduce job boredom and increase work engagement? A three-year cross-lagged panel study                                   Who conducted the study?   Lotta K. Harju, Jari J. Hakanen, and Wilmar B. Schaufeli Lotta K. Harju currently works as a researcher at Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Helsinki, Finland). Lotta K. Harju is a Ph.D. candidate at Aalto University School of Science and Technology. Dr. Hakanen is a research professor at Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Helsinki, Finland). Dr. Schaufeli is a…

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