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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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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.

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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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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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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.

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).

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.

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.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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.

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.

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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Managing Conflict and Confrontation in the Workplace During Stressful Times

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During stressful seasons, it can feel like a herculean task to manage or avoid conflict and confrontation in the workplace. And yet it is during those seasons that doing so tends to carry the most importance.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Two Types of Conflict in a Workplace That Can Actually Be Constructive

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Conflict at work can be overwhelming, but if you’re in charge of keeping the peace at the office, there are different tools and contexts to use that can increase your efficacy and keep coworkers working rather than fighting.

Studies Illustrate the Factors of Intrafamily Conflict in Family Businesses

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Summary of: Kubí?ek, ek, A. and Machek, O. Intrafamily conflicts in family businesses: A systematic review of the literature and agenda for future research” (2020). Family Business Review.

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How to Handle Conflict Between Employees Who Work Remotely

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Often when we think about interpersonal conflict in the workplace, we imagine the actual workplace as the setting for the conflict. This may not be true for teams or individuals who work remotely.

Manufacturing Company Settles Harassment and Retaliation Suit

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An Ithaca, NY-based manufacturer, Porous Materials, will pay $93,000 in addition to providing other relief to settle a harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Details of the Dispute.

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.

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.

Recent Case Study Dives into Role of Implicit Leadership Theory in Today’s Multicultural Workplace

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Summary of: Lindheim, T., “‘Good leaders do the dirty work’: Implicit leadership theory at the multicultural workplace” (2020). Understanding Values Work , p. 97-115.

Consolidation of Studies Pinpoints 5 Key Factors to Finding Job Satisfaction

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Summary of: Holland, E., 2016). “5 5 Key Factors to Finding Job Satisfaction” The Chopra Center.

Alabama School District Hearing Cancelled Due to Successful Mediation

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A hearing was scheduled to address a lawsuit between a suspended Limestone County Schools (LCS) administrator and the Limestone County Board of Education (LCBOE) in Alabama.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th 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.

How to Resolve Conflict Between Two Employees

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When you need to know how to resolve conflict between two employees, it’s usually already too late for prevention. You may have colleagues or employees who report to you who are struggling to get along.

Managing Conflict in Healthcare Workplace Settings

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Healthcare workplaces are stressful job environments and teams rely on each other in order to take their most effective steps every day. Therefore, addressing conflict in healthcare workplace settings can be challenging but also critical to the health and welfare of employees and patients alike.

Maryland-Based Company to Pay $151,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

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Erickson Living Management, LLC, a Maryland-based company that builds and manages retirement communities in 11 U.S. states is set to pay $151,000 and provide other relief to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Details of the Case.

Recent Study Analyzes the Frequency of Stress and Strain Factors on Leaderships’ Exercise of Power

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Summary of: Krauter, J., Context and conditions matter: Stress and strain in the exercise of leadership power” (2020). Leadership, 16(1), 107–128.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Resolving Conflict at Work: How to Demonstrate Your Deescalation Skills

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If you’re preparing for a job interview, you may want to secure an answer for a possible question about resolving conflict at work.

How Would You Handle Conflict at Work? Find Your Resolution Style

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How would you handle conflict at work? This is an important question to ask of essentially anyone who has a job. You might think that managers are solely responsible for handling disputes that arise between coworkers.

The Unknown Cost of Conflict in the Workplace

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From gossip to claiming turf, retaliation, culture interventions, and recruiting, there is a lot of company time devoted to processing conflict in the workplace.

Staffing Agency to Pay $199,500 for Allowing Sexual Abuse

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A staffing agency in New Mexico has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allowing sexual abuse of women that were placed in jobs at the Albuquerque Police Department. Details of the Case.

Building a Resilient Workforce: Employee Engagement and Communication are Key

When employees are engaged and empowered, an organization is better positioned to adapt to market conditions, crises, and complex problems. Find out how to prepare your workforce to better overcome challenges with this free eBook.