Organizational Behavior Archives

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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Bridging the Complexity Gap:

-+*Globalization, information technology, economic and political instability, and climate change create a level of interdependence requiring a new kind of leadership.

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