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Study Details Negative Effects of Toxic Leadership and Workplace Bullying

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Summary of: Kurtulmu?, Toxic leadership and workplace bullying: The role of followers and possible coping strategies” (2020). The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being, 1-20.

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Managing Conflict in an Organization Through Communication

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Math, science, literature, and history are all subjects that schools focus their attention on, but social skills, conflict resolution, and communication skills aren’t typically things we get a formal education on.

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Ways to Prevent Conflict in the Workplace: Avoid Making Assumptions

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Humans of all kinds, whether on the clock or not, have a tendency to treat assumptions or hypotheses as empirical fact when we either don’t have the information we need to make sense of something, or when we have the information but it still doesn’t make sense in relation to our emotions or needs.

Study Shows the Importance of Workplace De-Escalation Training

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Summary of: Skiba, R., Conflict De-Escalation: Workplace Training” (2020). Scientific Research, 8(7) , 153-162. Background & Theory: Although workplace conflict is sometimes inevitable, some occupations have to deal with aggressive behavior and violence.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Study Uncovers the Importance of Employee Belonging in the Workplace

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Summary of: Waller, L., Fostering a sense of belonging in the workplace: Enhancing well-being and a positive and coherent sense of self” (2020). The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being , 1-27.

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Study Reveals How Diversity Beliefs Lead to Outgroup Attitudes

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Summary of: Kauff, M., Schmid, K., and Christ, O., When good for business is not good enough: Effects of pro-diversity beliefs and instrumentality of diversity on intergroup attitudes” (2020). PLOS ONE 15(6).

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How to Build Rapport When Managing Conflict in Organizations

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When you got that big promotion to a managerial position at work, it was likely because you demonstrated a specific skill set related to the job and hopefully some leadership qualities, too.

Study Reveals Certain Types of Workplace Trainings Increase Job Satisfaction Among Stressed Employees

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Summary of: Zamiri, A., Heidari, A., Asgari, P., and Makvandi, P., “The The effectiveness of organizational intelligence, workplace-life skills, and employee empowerment training on job satisfaction and organizational culture of employees with job stress” (2020).

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4 Ways Leaders Effectively Manage Employee Conflict

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Conflict can happen anywhere, anytime. If you’re in a leadership role at your workplace, or hope to be, there are certain expectations for you when conflict arises.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Recent Study Examines the Relationship between Intragroup Conflict, Emotional Exhaustion, and Work Engagement

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Summary of: Esbati, Z., and Korunka, C., What moderates the relation between intragroup conflict, emotional exhaustion, and work engagement?” 2020). Scandanavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 5(1), 5.

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Recent Research Maps Out Productive Conflict Engagement for Workplace Leaders

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Summary of: Manek, T., Leading teams through productive conflict engagement” (2020). Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses, University of Pennsylvania , 1-68.

Coworker Conflict Resolution: 5 Ways to Tell if You Should Step In

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Whether you work remotely or in the office, working with a team can guarantee eventual conflict. If you’ve ever found yourself in the middle of two sparring coworkers, it can be hard to know how to react.

Avoiding Conflict in the Workplace: Handling Difficult Coworkers

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Dealing with difficult people at work is not a new or rare occurrence. Different personalities don’t always mesh well together, and when you add on work stress, you may find that there are particular coworkers you simply cannot collaborate with.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

New Research Examines How Transformational Leadership Meets Psychological Needs

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Summary of: Bojovi?, and Jovanovi?, Transformational leadership and psychological needs of employees” (2020). Technium Social Sciences Journal , 226-235.

How to Manage Conflict in the Workplace: Essential Ways to Manage Stress

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There is a myriad of tensions that can arise in a workplace setting which can set off conflict between employees. Whether stress is related to one’s personal life, professional life, or challenging world news, any chronic increase in worry can create vulnerabilities ripe for dispute.

Recent Study Examines the Relationship Between Empathy and Implicit Racial Bias in the Workplace

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Summary of: Thomas, C. and Watts, C., “Is Is empathy the link? An exploration of implicit racial bias in the workplace” (2019). A Dissertation in Penn Chief Learning Officer, University of Pennsylvania , 1-193.

New Study Suggests Ways of Overcoming Institutional Resistance to Workplace Diversity Initiatives

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Summary of: Bui, Q. and Eguaikhide, O., Institutional resistance to managing workplace diversity” (2019). Intercultural Communication in Business Environment, International Conference of LIGS University, 26-32.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

New Study Analyzes Elements of an Inclusive Work Environment

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Summary of: Razzante, R., Communicatively co-constituting pathways of an inclusive workplace: A participant-driven methodology” (2020). Dissertation, University of Arizona , 1-162.

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Prevent Conflict Between Employees: 3 Tips

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Team-building is a term that most employees scoff at when it comes attached to a working lunch or an ice-breaker exercise that feels forced or inauthentic.

How Do You Solve Conflict in the Workplace: 4 Ways to Improve Resolution Approaches

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So you’re a team manager or you’re hoping to climb the corporate ladder by flexing your leadership skills. One way to show you’re responsible for running a team is to demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills.

New Study Links Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership to Job Performance

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Summary of: Alhamami, N., Ismail, W., Kamarudin, S., & Abdullah, F., Linking emotional intelligence and transformational leadership to job performance in a conflict-stricken environment” (2020). Talent Development & Excellence, Volume 12, No. 3, 2153-2163.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Research Examines How Mindfulness Supports Constructive Conflict Management

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Summary of: Kay, A. and Skarlicki, D., Cultivating a conflict-positive workplace: How mindfulness facilitates constructive conflict management” (2020). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

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Recent Study Shows How Loss Framing Can Boost Creativity

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Summary of: Seo, S. Kim, Y., and Lee, S., Every cloud has a silver lining: The positive effect of fearful attachment state on creative idea generation” (2020). The American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 133, No. 2 , 181-196.

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Research Assesses the Relationship between Intrateam Conflict and Psychological Contract Breach

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Summary of: Cruz, K., Zagenczyk, T., and Hood, A., Aggregate perceptions of intrateam conflict and individual team member perceptions of team psychological contract breach: The moderating role of individual team member perceptions of team support” (2020).

Recent Study Examines the Role of Gender Bias Against Women in the Workplace

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Summary of: Klutsey, J. Gender Biases against Women in the Workplace” (2020). International Journal of Business and Social Science , 25-31. Background & Theory: Genderism is the discrimination caused due to the belief that one gender is superior to another.

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

Preventing Conflict in the Workplace: 3 Things You Can Start Doing Right Away

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Getting caught up in a workplace dispute is no one’s idea of a good time. Employees working in stressful industries or during stressful times can experience an increase in vulnerabilities that lead to conflict, making it easy to strike.

Business Impacts of Gender Conflict in the Workplace

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Gender goes beyond whether or not someone is just male, female, or non-binary. Gender plays roles in the workplace that mimic the societal expectations around gender skills, responsibilities, and limitations.

How to Use Informal Conflict Resolution Strategies in the Workplace

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All workplaces experience conflict to varying degrees of intensity. Some interpersonal conflicts in the workplace can be managed in a way that supports team building and individual growth while other conflicts grow to the point of needing mediation or legal proceedings to address the issues at hand.

Research Answers 10 Questions about Generational Differences in the Workplace

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Summary of: Rudolph, C., Rauvola, R., Costanza, D., & Zacher, H. 2020, In Press). Answers to 10 questions about “generations” and “generational differences” in the workplace” (2020). Public Policy & Aging Report.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Conflict Triggers Workplace Employers Should Look Out For

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Reducing instances of conflict in the workplace is often an overlooked goal. It’s only when it’s too late that managers and colleagues seek out resolution techniques for a conflict already in the works.

Recent Study Dives Deep on the Conversations We Avoid and Why We Avoid Them

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Summary of: Sun, K. and Slepian, M.,“The The conversations we seek to avoid” (2020). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 160 , 87-105. Background & Theory: Studies have shown that working adults participate in conversations with their coworkers very frequently.

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Common Drawbacks to Using Pre-Litigation Mediation

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If you’re facing a possible lawsuit as a result of conflict between employees, it’s important to know what options you have to resolve the issue before the court gets involved.

Study Examines Why Extroversion and Introversion Matter in the Workplace

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Summary of: Taylor, M. Personality styles: Why they matter in the workplace” (2020). Economic Alternatives, 2020, Issue 1 , pp. 148-163. Background & Theory: A diverse set of personality styles are often represented in the workplace, sometimes causing tension and workplace conflict.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.