How Storytelling Can Increase Support for Whistleblowers
Whistleblowers are often condemned by society, but they can be key to uncovering scandal. Hervé Stolowy, Luc Paugam and co-researchers Yves Gendron and Jodie Moll uncover how whistleblowers can tell their stories to better promote the positive aspects of their role for society and increase their legitimacy.
When your CV doesn’t interfere with strategic job hopping
Having worked for a prestigious company in the past tends to help in landing another good position. But job-seekers without a stellar CV should not underestimate their chances. A new study of job-matching in the MBA labor market shows that candidates lacking prior employer status can still be successful, depending on the competitiveness of the job.
Why People Make More of an Effort to Help Than you Might Expect
Whether it is feedback on an ongoing project or a reference letter for a job application, we could all use a little help from time to time. But, when you ask for that help, do you imagine receiving a quick glance, or a close examination of your work and detailed comments? A perfunctory text or a carefully thought-through letter? You might be surprised. A new article shows that we often underestimate the lengths to which others are willing to go when they agree to help us.
How Personality Traits Influence Sensitivity to Technostress
A groundbreaking study looks at the positive and negative effects of "technostress creators" and shows how its impact is moderated by personality traits. Organizations can leverage insight about this relationship to help prevent job burnout and foster engagement.
Racial prejudice: “My Culture Made Me Do It”
Many people seem to experience uncontrollable prejudices against visible minorities. According to new evidence identified by Professors Eric Uhlmann and Brian Nosek, we are surprisingly more aware of our own prejudices than previously thought. Even more significantly, the researchers find that we blame those prejudices on cultural socialization in order to avoid having to confront our own racism.
The Upside of Ambivalence
“Ambivalence” tends to have negative connotations of indecisiveness and therefore weakness. But Nils Plambeck and Klaus Weber’s study on CEO ambivalence and organizational action-taking proves the contrary. They have found that simultaneously positive and negative CEO evaluations of a strategic issue are more likely to provoke organizational action than univalent—positive or negative—assessments.