Posts byPamela Farago

A Recipe for Innovation: A Proven Oxymoron

It may seem as though having a researched, data-driven recipe for creating innovation in the workplace is an oxymoron of sorts. Is there such a way of utilizing quantitative research to enhance such an abstract and free-flowing idea as innovation? A meta-analysis done by Hülsheger, Anderson, and Salgado (2009) showed that there were numerous studies that supported a logical set of methods that managers could use to foster innovation in the workplace.
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How High Job Demands Can Actually Lower Your Stress

“How can I be less stressed at work?” Almost all employees at one time or another have asked this burning question, but not many have found the magic bullet to solve it. One potential answer may lie in Robert Karasek’s job demands-control model (JD-CM), which was developed to explain how different levels of job demands and control could influence strain, job satisfaction, and learning in the workplace. In order to fully understand this model, it is important to see that strain is the result of an imbalance between job demands and control within an organization.
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