A Look At Minimizing Student Loan Debt, While Maximizing Advanced Educational Opportunities, 2017 Kennesaw State University
A Look At Minimizing Student Loan Debt, While Maximizing Advanced Educational Opportunities, Karla Bradford
The Siegel Institute Journal of Applied Ethics
Poverty is a reality for many who obtain a degree of higher education and enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Funding an education for many may lead to student loan debt that is often virtually impossible to repay. This often leads many to believe that the debt incurred from obtaining a degree of higher education may not be worth the gain. The purpose of this paper is explore several articles that report on higher education as it relates to poverty, student loan debt, and salary pay scales for degrees and professional trade certifications. While investigating those related themes, this paper ...
From Play To Performance: Building An Effective Organization, 2017 Brigham Young University
From Play To Performance: Building An Effective Organization, Jessica N. Selee, Jade Johnson, Jocelyn N. Murray, Anna Samuelson, Jasmine Li, Andrew Lacanienta, Mat D. Duerden, Mark Widmer
Marriott Student Review
Under the Mentored Experience Grant, six students studies the impact that non-work activities (recreation or leisure) have on individual contributors or organization. Some employees refrain from participating in Leisure-at-Work (LAW) due to lack of time or skill, to cliques, to differing preferences, or fear of negative connotations. Employees report that LAW increases productivity, establishes and enriches social interactions, improves communication, attracts and retains employees in a company, and facilitates a culture of engagement, trust, and camaraderie. At the conclusion of our analysis, we identified areas of future research and recommendations for best practice.
Reflections Of A Doctoral Research On Knowledge Management (Km) Through An Afrocentric Lens In A Nigerian Oil Corporation, 2017 University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
Reflections Of A Doctoral Research On Knowledge Management (Km) Through An Afrocentric Lens In A Nigerian Oil Corporation, Okeoma John-Paul Okeke
The African Journal of Information Systems
This paper focuses on the reflections of a doctoral research that evaluated the challenges of the adoption and implementation of a knowledge management (KM) initiative through the experiences of the knowledge champions. The African/Nigerian socio-cultural view was used to explore the narrative accounts of the knowledge champions. A case study research was carried out using qualitative approaches. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used in data analysis. The findings demonstrated the ability to ground KM adoption within a socio-cultural specific context helped in making sense of the organizational KM experience. The paper serves as an academic expression to the current ...
Fostering Healing Through Narrative Transformation, 2017 Abilene Christian University
Fostering Healing Through Narrative Transformation, Randall Carr
Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry
The methodology developed for recent research originated from the idea that God is constantly transforming and adapting a congregation’s narrative. With this in mind, it becomes imperative for church leaders to discern how God continues to alter the congregation’s narrative in order to effectively reach out to an immediate context. To assist church leaders to identify God’s transformative work, I developed a procedure designed to move from a congregation’s existing narrative to envisage a future narrative. This process blends Appreciative Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry, and Paul Ricoeur’s three moves toward mimesis, culminating in the discovery of ...
Mindfulness And Individual Error Orientation In High Reliability Organizations, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
Mindfulness And Individual Error Orientation In High Reliability Organizations, Ellen Choi
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Mindfulness is a concept drawn from the contemplative traditions that refers to present-moment, non-judgmental awareness. Exactly how applicable mindfulness is in the workplace requires further empirical validation, particularly on outcomes immediately relevant to organizations. This study contributes to literature examining the effects of mindfulness in organizational settings by considering the effects of an 8-week workplace mindfulness training program in a high-reliability organization (hospital) on individual error orientation, an individual’s propensity to learn from error, worry about error, or hide error. This study adds to the current state of knowledge by providing further insight into why one holds a particular ...
Political Alignments In Organizations: Contextualization, Mobilization, And Coordination, 2017 Cornell University
Political Alignments In Organizations: Contextualization, Mobilization, And Coordination, Samuel B. Bacharach, Edward J. Lawler
Edward J Lawler
This chapter develops a framework for conceptualizing and analyzing enduring political alignments in organizations. We address the following key questions: (a) What processes promote political alignments, in particular ones that are likely to be recognized and identifiable by members of an organization? and (b) What are the major forms of political alignment? Repeated coalitions among the same actors are the central mechanism that generates enduring, identifiable political alignments. The power relations within and between coalitions determine the nature of the political alignments. Overall, political alignments are construed as microinstitutions that generate coordinated efforts to influence organizational strategy, policies, and practices.
Relational Cohesion Model Of Organizational Commitment, 2017 Ewha Womans University
Relational Cohesion Model Of Organizational Commitment, Jeongkoo Yoon, Edward J. Lawler
Edward J Lawler
[Excerpt] This chapter reviews the research program of relational cohesion theory (RCT) (Lawler & Yoon, 1993, 1996, 1998; Lawler et al., 2000; Thye et al., 2002) and uses it to develop a model of organizational commitment. Broadly, relational cohesion theory (RCT) has attempted to understand conditions and processes that promote an expressive relation in social exchange; an expressive relation is indicated by relational cohesion, that is, the degree to which exchange partners perceive their relationship as a unifying object having its own value. The research program argues that such relational cohesion is a proximal cause of various forms of behavioral commitment in a group setting ...
Bringing Emotions Into Social Exchange Theory, 2017 Cornell University
Bringing Emotions Into Social Exchange Theory, Edward J. Lawler, Shane R. Thye
Edward J Lawler
We analyze and review how research on emotion and emotional phenomena can elaborate and improve contemporary social exchange theory. After identifying six approaches from the psychology and sociology of emotion, we illustrate how these ideas bear on the context, process, and outcome of exchange in networks and groups. The paper reviews the current state of the field, develops testable hypotheses for empirical study, and provides specific suggestions for developing links between theories of emotion and theories of exchange.
The Theory Of Relational Cohesion: Review Of A Research Program, 2017 University of South Carolina
The Theory Of Relational Cohesion: Review Of A Research Program, Shane R. Thye, Jeongkoo Yoon, Edward J. Lawler
Edward J Lawler
In this paper we analyze and review the theory of relational cohesion and attendant program of research. Since the early 1990s, the theory has evolved to answer a number of basic questions regarding cohesion and commitment in social exchange relations. Drawing from the sociology of emotion and modem theories of social identity, the theory asserts that joint activity in the form of frequent exchange unleashes positive emotions and perceptions of relational cohesion. In turn, relational cohesion is predicted to be the primary cause of commitment behavior in a range of situations. Here we outline the theory of relational cohesion, tracing ...
Supporting Healthcare Teams With Implementation Projects: Shaping A Toolbox, 2017 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College
Supporting Healthcare Teams With Implementation Projects: Shaping A Toolbox, Carian Van Der Sman
Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects
This project explores a) the challenges healthcare professionals experience when they work in a team to implement new (but elsewhere existing or proven) products or solutions into their practice and b) how a toolbox of creativity and change methods, tools and techniques might look like to support them to overcome these challenges. This project shows that healthcare professionals most likely benefit from 1) tools that provide teambuilding and would support the sense of growing together, 2) tools that would demonstrate an overview of types of resistance they could face and strategies to overcome them and 3) tools that provide an ...
Roadblocks To The Implementation Of Problem-Oriented Policing In Montevideo, 2017 CUNY John Jay College
Roadblocks To The Implementation Of Problem-Oriented Policing In Montevideo, Federico Del Castillo
In the broad context of Uruguay’s police reform, the Ministry of Interior is implementing a pilot Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) program in Montevideo since late 2012. This research examined the obstacles confronted by the program throughout its implementation. Using a grounded theory approach, qualitative data was collected through 20 semi-structured interviews with members of the Uruguay National Police (UNP) of different ranks. Findings were analyzed based on the following categories: a) contextual factors; b) theoretical and practical inaccuracies; c) characteristics, skills and actions of project managers; d) resistance and motivational issues; e) resources; f) external support and cooperation. Consistent with ...
Modeling Effective Work Groups And Teams : An Assessment Of The Inclusion Of Social Value Orientation., 2017 University of Louisville
Modeling Effective Work Groups And Teams : An Assessment Of The Inclusion Of Social Value Orientation., Gary Daniel Jones
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this study is to examine research on effective work groups in terms of measurable input characteristics and relevant collective outputs. Antecedents and consequences of group processes are explored; models of work groups and teams are examined and assessed in light of subsequent research. Additionally, social value orientation – a behavioral trait known to predictably influence interpersonal outcomes – is introduced as a concept that is also relevant to group work. A revised model that includes social value orientation as a predictive factor for group productivity is presented and tested. This empirical study is a correlative, quantitative investigation of extant ...
Pokersilang | Poker Online | Agen Poker | Judi Poker | Pokercc | Domino Qq | Dewa Poker | Zonabet88, 2017 Singapore Management University
Pokersilang | Poker Online | Agen Poker | Judi Poker | Pokercc | Domino Qq | Dewa Poker | Zonabet88, Zonabet 88
Concepciones, Dimensiones Y Perspectivas Del Desarrollo, 2017 Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Concepciones, Dimensiones Y Perspectivas Del Desarrollo, Federico Del Giorgio Solfa, Luciana Mercedes Girotto
Federico Del Giorgio Solfa
Evaluation Of The Influence Of Indigene-Ship And Interpersonal Relationship On Employment Of Staff In Selected Federal University Libraries In South-West, Nigeria., 2017 Department of Library and Information Science, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Nigeria
Evaluation Of The Influence Of Indigene-Ship And Interpersonal Relationship On Employment Of Staff In Selected Federal University Libraries In South-West, Nigeria., Uwaebuka Wisdom Madu Mr, Chukwuemeka Ogbonnaya Azubuike Mr, Helen Chris-Israel Mrs
Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
This study evaluated the influence of indigene-ship and interpersonal relationship on employment of staff in selected federal university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The selected libraries are the Hezekiah Olowsanmi Library of Obafemi Awolowo Univesity, Ile-Ife and Kenneth Dike library of the University of Ibadan. Two research objectives and two hypotheses were raised to guide the study. The ex-post facto research design was adopted, while census sampling technique was employed. The population comprised all the 143 professional and para-professional librarians in the libraries under study. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Data generated were analyzed using simple linear regression ...
Technology, Power, And Leadership: Recommendations For Preserving Faculty Autonomy In The 21st Century, 2017 Kennesaw State University
Technology, Power, And Leadership: Recommendations For Preserving Faculty Autonomy In The 21st Century, Leslie Pourreau
The Siegel Institute Journal of Applied Ethics
Today’s institutions of higher education dedicate significant time and effort to outfitting facilities with the latest technology equipment and packages and to providing faculty with training and support. Conversely, literature on technology implementation in higher educational settings typically focuses on procedures and timelines and makes little mention of how faculty perceive technology as a challenge or threat to their autonomy and professional identity. This literature review uses the terms “power”, “empowerment” and “technology” according to Foucault, Kanter, Rowlands, and others as the lens to examine connections between technology and faculty’s real or perceived loss of identity and autonomy ...
Using Data Envelopment Analysis To Benchmark Safety Culture In Aviation Organizations, 2017 Versant / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
Using Data Envelopment Analysis To Benchmark Safety Culture In Aviation Organizations, Benjamin J. Goodheart Ph.D.
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
While organizations are increasingly encouraged to evaluate safety culture in the context of measurement of leading safety indicators within a safety management system, there remains no generally agreed upon means by which this should be accomplished. In fact, few tools exist that allow an operator to make such measurement with any substantial practical value. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has been used extensively to compare organizational production efficiency, with techniques such as stochastic frontier analysis or the double-bootstrapped form of DEA infusing the process with a stochastic element. This study applies native DEA methodology toward the evaluation of safety culture and ...
The Relevance Of Sleep And Circadian Misalignment For Procrastination Among Shift Workers, 2017 Singapore Management University
The Relevance Of Sleep And Circadian Misalignment For Procrastination Among Shift Workers, Jana Kuhnel, Sabine Sonnentag, Ronald Bledow, Klaus G. Melchers
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
This daily diary study contributes to current research uncovering the role of sleep for employees' effective self-regulation at work. We focus on shift workers' effective self-regulation in terms of their general and day-specific inclination to procrastinate, that is, their tendency to delay the initiation or completion of work activities. We hypothesized that transitory sleep characteristics (day-specific sleep quality and sleep duration) and chronic sleep characteristics in terms of circadian misalignment are relevant for procrastination. Sixty-six shift workers completed two daily questionnaires over the course of one work week, resulting in 332 days ofanalysis. Results of multilevel regression analyses showed that ...
Creating The Context For Effective Culture Work, 2017 The Clorox Company
Creating The Context For Effective Culture Work, Matthew Berberich
River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference
A culture that embraces change, responds quickly to changing needs and connects everyone at every level as business owners is an exciting future for companies and employees. In this culture leaders learn to unleash the unique potential in each individual to solve problems never solved before. The opportunity for positive impact goes far beyond our daily work. It spills into every area of our lives and in tangible ways impacts the world. Performance metrics and engagement only put you in line for this door to the future. The door can get locked when organizations become lulled into thinking “good-enough” by ...
The Ultimate Culture Change Learning Session, 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Ultimate Culture Change Learning Session, Tim Kuppler
River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference
Awareness of the importance of culture is growing at a fast rate but there is no consistent understanding about how to effectively evolve culture with a direct and sustainable impact on performance. This awareness-understanding gap helps to explain why most organizations report they don’t understand their culture and believe change is needed. Culture crises (Uber, etc.) gain widespread exposure and superficial tips and keys dominate the popular press. Leaders and change agents often feel lost in the wilderness as they try to piece together improvements that will impact culture. This will likely be the most performance-focused culture educational session ...