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Unlocking Innovation: The Key Team Dynamics for Success

Key Points: Goal interdependence (when individuals depend on each other for their goals), job-relevant diversity (difference among team members concerning job- or task-related characteristics), and team size are all team-level input variables that relate to innovation with goal interdependence having the strongest relationship among them. Internal communication, vision, support for innovation, and task orientation are
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Death-spiraling within organizations: how tit-for-tat negative behavior perpetuates itself and how to end it

Key Points: Individual-specific characteristics, such as an employee’s personality traits and workplace attitudes, are not the only factors that influence whether they choose to engage in negative behaviors in the workplace. Often, negative workplace behavior is part of a behavioral exchange between individuals in which the negative behavior from one individual, Party A, is negatively
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Empowering Managers: Are Mental Health Training Programs the Key to a Healthier Workplace?

Key Points: When managers receive training in mental health support, they gain a better understanding of mental health, become more empathetic, and take practical steps to help employees facing mental health challenges. Managerial training enhances knowledge, fosters empathy, encourages self-reported changes in how they interact with their teams, and creates a more supportive and stigma-free
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Is Cracking-Wise Wise? What Evidence Suggests About Humor Use in the Workplace

Key Points: Not all forms of humor are the same and different forms of humour can have different outcomes. Successful uses of humor (the sort that results in other people appreciating or finding funny) should be differentiated from unsuccessful humor use (jokes that don’t land well or that fail to deliver the intended humorous effect
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