Evidence-Based Management

Myth-busting

Teamwork

Team Building: How to Get Real Results from Team Building Activities

Key points Team building interventions have three essential characteristics which clarify the confusion around the term and help differentiate it from other interventions aimed at teams; Team building interventions improve team members’ feelings and team interactions, but don’t have a considerable effect on team performance; Effective team building activities are not only fun, but must
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Training & Development

Team Building: How to Get Real Results from Team Building Activities

Key points Team building interventions have three essential characteristics which clarify the confusion around the term and help differentiate it from other interventions aimed at teams; Team building interventions improve team members’ feelings and team interactions, but don’t have a considerable effect on team performance; Effective team building activities are not only fun, but must
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Does Diversity Training Work? Time for an Evidence-Based Answer

There’s one place where cooperation between people is necessary: the workplace. With so many instances of division, leaders must take responsibility for giving people opportunities to collaborate and, thus, foster inclusion in the workplace. Can diversity training help leaders build a more inclusive workplace? What can we do to increase the chances for diversity training to work?
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Performance Management

Diversity & Inclusion

Does Diversity Training Work? Time for an Evidence-Based Answer

There’s one place where cooperation between people is necessary: the workplace. With so many instances of division, leaders must take responsibility for giving people opportunities to collaborate and, thus, foster inclusion in the workplace. Can diversity training help leaders build a more inclusive workplace? What can we do to increase the chances for diversity training to work?
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Leadership

What we do (and don’t) know about the factors linked to workplace coaching success

Key points Coach-client trust, coaching motivation, and client self-efficacy are most consistently linked with workplace coaching success in current empirical research on coaching. The influence of feedback, coach-client similarity, and supervisor support is less clear. In addition to external research, people designing workplace coaching programs may want to look to organizational sources of evidence to
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Trust in Leadership – One Key Factor During Organizational Change

Key Points – Employees who trust their leaders may feel more committed, more satisfied, and more likely to stay – Trust in leadership helps organizational change because it can create a collaborative environment where people share their knowledge – Leaders can build trust by making processes fair and transparent, treating people equally, and allocating resources
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Recruiting and Selection

How to Reduce Gender Bias in Your Hiring Process

According to Fortune 500, the annual list of 500 United States companies with the highest revenue, the 2017 ranking includes only 32 female CEOs. And that’s just one of many examples of a gender gap in the workplace. What’s more, a substantial proportion of the fast-growing and promising future jobs, like web developer or mathematician, are occupied mostly by men (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). Should women be concerned about their position in the labour market?
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Employee Turnover

Health and Safety

Mental Health is your business: Workplace Interventions that do good, and those that do harm

Key points To promote mental health, give employees more control over the scheduling of their own work and introduce programs to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, for example enabling employees to engage in physical activity Screen employees when appropriate; recommend and support Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and other effective interventions for those diagnosed with a mental health disorder
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Mental health is your business: The toxic job characteristics that risk our well-being

It is estimated that more than 3 in 10 employees will experience a mental health problem each year, with a staggering 80 million working days lost to anxiety and depression. These disorders are common yet devastating, and can make work a constant battle for employees. With such a widespread impact on employees across workplaces, identifying and addressing these risk factors is vital. What impact might they be having in your workplace?
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Interviews

An Evidence-Based Take on Understanding Workplace Behaviors: Interview with John Ballard, PhD, Author of Decoding the Workplace

John Ballard is emeritus professor of management at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2016 the university presented him its Distinguished Scholar Award for his efforts to bridge the management scholar-practitioner gap through his blogs, tweets, and his award-winning book. He is co-author of the much-acclaimed “Who Built Maslow’s Pyramid? A History of
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