Change in Newcomers’ Supervisor Support and Socialization Outcomes after Organizational Entry

Topic: New Employees and Organizational Socialization Author(s), Title and Publication Jokisaari, M., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2009). Change in newcomers’ supervisor support and socialization outcomes after organizational entry. Academy of Management Journal, 52(3), 527-544. Summary This study examined how new employees’ perceived supervisor support changes during the 6-21 months following organizational entry, and how these perceived […]

Downsizing Survivors’ Communication Networks and Reactions: A Longitudinal Examination of Information Flow and Turnover Intentions

Topic: Retention Author(s), Title and Publication Susskind, A. M. (2007). Downsizing Survivors’ Communication Networks and Reactions: A Longitudinal Examination of Information Flow and Turnover Intentions. Communication Research, 34(2), 156-184 Summary This study investigated surviving employees’ reactions to changes in their communication network (e.g., network centrality) in a downsizing event, and their intentions to leave. Network […]

Examining the “Exchange” in Leader-Member Exchange

Topic: Leader-Member Exchange and Turnover Author(s), Title and Publication Sherman, K. E., Kennedy, D. M., Woodard, M. S., & McComb, S. A. (2012). Examining the “Exchange” in Leader-Member Exchange. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 18(1), 1–17. Summary According to leader-member exchange theory (LMX), leaders develop separate exchange relationships with each of their members, with […]

The Impacts of Communication and Multiple Identifications on Intent to Leave: A Multimethodological Exploration

Topic: Turnover and Organizational Identification Author(s), Title and Publication Scott, C. R., Connaughton, S. L., Diaz-Saenz, H. R., Maguire, K., Ramirez, R., Richardson, B., Shaw, S. P., & Morgan, D. (1999). The Impacts of Communication and Multiple Identifications on Intent to Leave: A Multimethodological Exploration. Management Communication Quarterly, 12(3), 400-435. Summary This study examined two […]

The Leader as Mentor

Topic: Mentoring Author(s), Title and Publication Gibson, J. W., Tesone, D. V., & Buchalski, R. M. (2000). The Leader as Mentor. Journal of Leadership Studies, 7(3), 56-67. Summary This study explored the mentoring role of leaders. Mentoring refers to an interpersonal relationship in which a senior or more experienced person helps a junior or inexperienced […]

Maritz Research Hospitality Group 2011 Employee Engagement Poll

Topic: Employee Engagement Author(s), Title and Publication Maritz Research. (June, 2011). Maritz Research Hospitality Group 2011 Employee Engagement Poll. Maritz Research White Paper. Summary Maritz Research, a firm specializing in employee and customer satisfaction studies and programming, conducted this study. The online panel included 1,857 individuals who were 18 years of age or older, worked […]

Antecedents and consequences of employee engagement

Topic: Measurement of Employee Engagement Author(s), Title and Publication Saks, A. M. (2006). Antecedents and consequences of employee engagement. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 21(7), 600-619. Summary Based on Social Exchange Theory, this study tested a model of the antecedents and consequences of employee job engagement and employee organization engagement. The researchers surveyed 102 employees working […]

Employee Engagement Report—2011

Topic: Employee Engagement   Author(s), Title and Publication BlessingWhite. (2011). Employee Engagement Report—2011. Princeton, NJ: BlessingWhite, Inc.   Summary This report is the fourth in a series that has examined levels of employee engagement globally. Nearly 11,000 employees were surveyed in 2011, representing a cross section of countries, job functions, roles, and industries. The research […]

Connecting Organizational Communication to Financial Performance—2003/2004 Communication ROI Study

Topic: Organizational Communication and Financial Performance Author(s), Title and Publication Watson Wyatt. (2004). Connecting Organizational Communication to Financial Performance—2003/2004 Communication ROI Study. Watson Wyatt: Worldwide Research Report. Summary With data collected from 267 leading U.S. organizations, this report investigated the impact of communication on financial performance. It found that better communications resulted in a higher […]

Organizational Values and Their Relation to Organizational Performance Outcomes

Topic: Organizational Values and Employee Performance Author(s), Title and Publication Fitzgerald, G. A., & Desjardins, N. M. (2004). Organizational Values and Their Relation to Organizational Performance Outcomes. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 12(3), 121-145. Summary Research has shown that many “best companies” adhere to core organizational values, and performance improves when the values are shared with […]