Workplace Practitioner

“Commit professional suicide or take up my pilgrim’s staff again?”: A cultural examination of how female managers resolve shock events in developing regions.

How do key cultural aspects of individualism/collectivism and gender egalitarianism shape the decision making of female managers from developing regions when handling major work–family conflicts (WFC)? We address this question by drawing on a qualitative study of 50 female managers from developing countries in Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa who work in one particular [Read More...]

2023-06-08T13:53:12-04:00June 8th, 2023|

The Equality Policy Paradox: Gender Differences in How Managers Implement Gender Equality–Related Policies.

Drawing on data from an ethnographic study of the introduction and implementation of a flexible work policy intended in part to improve gender equality at a STEM professional organization, I develop grounded theory on how managers’ gender shapes their implementation of such initiatives. I identify an <italic>equality policy paradox</italic> in which women managers, who openly [Read More...]

2023-06-08T13:47:49-04:00June 8th, 2023|

“Everyone Thinks They’re Special”: How Schools Teach Children Their Social Station.

Sociologists have identified many ways that childhood inequalities promote social reproduction. These inequalities are not always explicitly linked to what children are taught about their position and direction in the world, what I term their social station. Extant case studies find that social station socialization has meritocratic underpinnings (e.g., elite boarding schoolers are taught they [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:40:36-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Gender inequities in the workplace: A holistic review of organizational processes and practices

In this paper, we provide a broad, integrative review of the degree to which gender inequities exist in organizational domains and practices covering areas such as performance evaluation, compensation, leadership, work-family conflict, and sexual harassment, spanning the employee lifecycle from selection to exiting the organization. Where the literature allows, we review intersectionality findings. We also [Read More...]

2023-06-08T12:31:40-04:00June 8th, 2023|

Organisational voice and employee‐focused voice: Two distinct voice forms and their effects on burnout and innovative behavior.

Scholars and practitioners have long emphasised the importance of employees speaking up about workplace issues. Yet, voice research remains divided on fundamental questions such as underlying purpose. Drawing on the Job Demands‐Resources Model, this study offers an integrative perspective, building on the idea that the interests of employees and managers are distinct concerning the purpose [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:39:07-04:00June 1st, 2023|

An Alpha, Beta and Gamma Approach to Evaluating Occupational Health Organizational Interventions: Learning from the Measurement of Work-Family Conflict Change.

Given the rapid growth of intervention research in the occupational health sciences and related fields (e.g. work-family), we propose that occupational health scientists adopt an “alpha, beta, gamma” change approach when evaluating intervention efficacy. Interventions can affect absolute change in constructs directly (alpha change), changes in the scales used to assess change (beta change) or [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:31:32-04:00June 1st, 2023|

Family CEO successor and firm performance: The moderating role of sustainable HRM practices and corporate philanthropy

We develop and test a multi-stakeholder perspective of intrafamily CEO succession by exploring how family CEO successors affect post-succession firm performance under conditions of sustainable human resource management (sustainable HRM) practices toward employees and top managers, as well as corporate philanthropic activities in the broader community. Using a sample of 414 CEO successions in family [Read More...]

2023-05-16T13:22:23-04:00May 16th, 2023|

Whose Rights? Domestic Workers Organizing in Massachusetts.

Household-based care work is a particular labor sector that presentschallenges to organizing politically, including isolation and lack ofcoverage by labor laws. In the United States, domestic workers' organizationshave since the 1990s been led by immigrants of color, and in ten states theywere successful at establishing state regulations on domestic work. Thisarticle examines the collective identity [Read More...]

2023-04-10T12:52:56-04:00April 10th, 2023|

The limitations of overtime limits to reduce long working hours: Evidence from the 2018 to 2021 working time reform in Korea.

This article provides a first assessment of the causal impact of the2018–2021 reform in Korea meant to combat its long working‐hour culture. Thereform consists of lowering the statutory limit on total weekly working hoursfrom 68 to 52. We apply a difference‐in‐difference approach in which we takeadvantage of the stepwise implementation of the reform by firm [Read More...]

2023-04-10T12:49:40-04:00April 10th, 2023|

Work, life and COVID‐19: a rapid review and practical recommendations for the post‐pandemic workplace

Remote working because of the COVID‐19 pandemic has eroded boundariesbetween work and home, necessitating the need to evaluate the long‐termimpacts of these changes and mitigate any negative effects on workers'work‐life experiences. To do so, we reviewed and examined work‐life researchpublished since the start of the pandemic. The review yielded a sample of 303work‐life scholarly articles, [Read More...]

2023-04-10T12:43:46-04:00April 10th, 2023|
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