Evidence-Based Management

Interviews

Interview with Shreya Sarkar-Barney, President of Human Capital Growth

ScienceForWork shares the contribution of scientific research  in the field of organizational psychology and personnel management with HR professionals, managers and consultants. Evidence-Based Management is the driving vision of ScienceForWork. We believe in the added value obtained by matching research and daily HR Management. We would like to give you the opportunity to introduce yourself to our readers: who
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HR Myth-busting

Teamwork

The benefits of getting involved: top management and new product development projects

From service sector companies to the IT giants on everyone’s lips, everybody relies on developing new products, in order to survive on the market and raise to the top. The challenge can be anything: coming up with a new flavour for a soft drink, or creating a sharing service. So what does the success of new product development depend on? Is it all about the creativity and skills of the engineers, just luck, or can you as a manager do something concrete about it?
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How Virtual Teams Thrive

With teams spread across the globe, work appears to be moving in this general direction, yet work in virtual teams poses different challenges. How do the dynamics of virtual teams differ from those in person? And how can your virtual team develop the right rhythm to work successfully?
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Leadership

When the master learns from the pupil: career benefits associated with mentoring functions for mentors

In recent years the literature has demonstrate a widespread interest in formal mentoring programs by a wide range of organizations like educational institutions, non-profit and professional associations. But the recruitment of motivated mentors is still a substantial challenge for Human Resource Development (HRD) due to the constant efforts and psychological commitment that this role requires. Ghosh and Reio Jr. (2013) conducted a meta-analysis by comparing 13 published studies, 4 dissertations and 1 unpublished study with the purpose of provide a summary of the association between mentoring activity and mentor subjective benefits. The information that they collected can help HRD to better communicate the positive outcomes of mentoring as a career development tool, not only for protégés, but also for the mentors as well.
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Why Authentic Leadership Matters, Backed By Research

Is there a special cocktail of knowledge and skills that make for a successful leader?
A study among diverse leaders from various organizations (George et al., 2007) found no consistent defining traits of leaders, except one: that they led based on what they knew about themselves.
In other words, they were authentic.
Here, we’ll look at what this means for you as a leader, and why applying a few techniques could make a big difference for your organization.
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Change Management

Change management: Realizing a Competitive Advantage through Psychology

“Panta rhei”, everything flows! Already 2500 years ago greek philosophers argued that change is the only constant in the universe. In our rapidly changing modern economy, this notion is more true than ever. But can you effectively manage changes? In this article, you will learn about critical success factors of organizational change and how they can be cultivated based on a comprehensive literature review. You can apply this knowledge to increase the success rate of change projects in your organization which will improve the competitiveness of your company and help to establish yourself as a competent, strategic partner.
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Wellbeing

Showing up for work, but nothing more: presenteeism, the ignored counterpart of absenteeism

As a manager, for sure you’ve come across the problem of absenteeism amongst your employees: people sometimes don’t show up for scheduled work. However, it’s not a black–or–white situation: being away from work or being engaged in fully productive work at the office are not the only two possibilities. One shade of grey is presenteeism: showing up for work while not fully healthy.
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Recruiting and Selection