Organizational Behavior Archives

Six Characteristics of Virtuous Organizations

Six Characteristics of Virtuous Organizations

The notion of a virtuous organization is the result of an evolving, but grounded, field of study in leadership and management that is a mash-up of ethics theory.

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Trends in Employee Turnover and Retention

Trends in Employee Turnover and Retention

After decades of globalization and intensifying competition, the market for talent has replaced loyalty as the factor shaping the relationship of employers/employees.

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High Performance Work Systems

High Performance Work Systems

While foolish for companies to spend money unwisely in managing human capital, growing research confirms that “high performance work systems” are worth the investment.

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Infusing Traditional Business Systems with Spiritual Wisdom

Infusing Traditional Business Systems with Spiritual Wisdom

Spiritual wisdom like mindfulness coexists in unconventional ways with traditional business models resulting in positive outcomes for the organization.

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Developing Peer Coaching

Developing Peer Coaching

A peer-coaching relationship can be less expensive than professional executive coaching, more intimate and honest, and provide a more diverse perspective.

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Managing the Dark Side of Competitive Rivalry

Managing the Dark Side of Competitive Rivalry

However, competition can become so intense that it can be counterproductive and lead to alarming behavior.

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Organizational Jazz

Organizational Jazz

While diagraming the structure of an organization is relatively easy, describing and influencing an organization’s culture is challenging.

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Self-Control at Work

Self-Control at Work

It is estimated that we allocate approximately 25 percent of our waking hours, about four hours a day, managing our impulses.

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Leading from Character Strength

Leaders need to examine their effectiveness at managing virtuous behavior to add value to organizations. Virtuousness is not only important from a humanistic point of view in workplace settings, but helps drive important organizational outcomes.

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Justice in Ethics Programs

Ethics programs have arisen in response to outcry over the perceived unethical behavior of American business. The rapid response is encouraging, though issues have emerged.

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