The practitioner-academic gap has been widely discussed for decades along with recommendations for increasing the practical application of management research. We review some of the reasons for this disconnect and argue this has been the norm going back to the beginnings of the field. At the same time contemporary management practice has obviously been greatly […]
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Rigor, Relevance, and Resilience in Management Research
I believe there is increasingly a shared understanding among management scholars that research needs to be both rigorous and relevant. The challenge lies in how to conduct such research. Research that is rigorous, accessible, relevant, and enlightening may be rare, but we must conduct such research.
Hard Working Coworkers: A Multi-Level Cross-National Look at Group Work Hours and Work-Family Conflict
This study by Hoda Vaziri, Ph.D., George S. Benson, Ph.D., and Maritza Salazar Campo, Ph.D. investigates the relationship between coworker work hours and perceived work-to-family conflict (WFC) in a multinational sample of professional service employees.
Mind the Gap: How Human Resources Can Become More Integral to the Corporate Boardroom Agenda
A chapter for the second edition of “The Handbook of Board Governance,” authored by Jay A. Conger, Ph.D. and Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D.
It’s Rating Season. Time to Play “The Game”
Alan Colquitt, Ph.D.
It’s that time of year again, time for the most important part of performance management. It’s rating season. The time for playing nice is over—for optimistic plans, feedback, coaching, and development.
Performance Feedback Culture Drives Business Impact
A new publication by Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. Ph.D. and Benjamin Schneider, Ph.D. highlights the study of 234 organizations and shows that the key to performance management effectiveness is creating a performance feedback culture (PFC).
The Elusive Linkage Between CEO Pay and Corporate Performance
Gerry Ledford and Ed Lawler comment on Aguinis, Martin, Gomez-Mejia, O’Boyle, and Joo, adding another perspective on CEO pay.
Working Toward Sustainable Development: Consulting to the Eco-System
Stu Winby (Spring) and Sue Mohrman, Ph.D. (CEO) argue that in order to address the contemporary challenges that organizations and societies are facing, the field of organization development (OD) requires frameworks and skills to focus on the eco-system as the level of analysis.
Digital Sociotechnical System Design
Stu Winby (Spring) and Sue Mohrman, Ph.D. (CEO) explain how digital platforms increasingly are dictating how work is carried out, breaking down boundaries between companies, geographies, customers, and other stakeholders and participants, and determining who will benefit from advancing technology.
Reflections: Sociotechnical Systems Design and Organization Change
This paper by William Pasmore, Ph.D. (Center for Creative Leadership), Stu Winby (Spring), Sue Mohrman, Ph.D. (CEO) traces the evolution of sociotechnical systems design from its origins in the coal mines of Great Britain to the present day and beyond, into our digital future.
HR Analysts: Unleash Your Inner Storyteller
John Boudreau shares how telling a story is well-recognized as essential to HR analytics and acknowledges that “insight” is at the top of the data analytics pyramid after data becomes information. HR analytics systems even offer pre-programmed storylines with deeper analysis.
Workforce Work Engagement is Worth Pursuing
Benjamin Schneider (CEO) discusses how there is considerable debate about whether employee engagement in the work they do has long-term benefits for the companies in which they work.