Friday, January 29, 2010

How To Maintain Trust...

As a graduate student one of the main trends you see in the life cycle literature it that organizations that conduct layoffs ultimately die. In our current economy this is just NOT the case. Layoffs and downsizing have become expected proceedures in business.

It is not ever easy to conduct layoffs or deal with the aftermath. Check out Dr. Pam Franta's free webinar that address just this issue. She shares an approach to restructuring that conveys compassion for those affected, minimizes fear for those still onboard, and fosters renewed trust and commitment among employees moving forward.
  1. Specifically, you will discover proactive strategies on how to:
  2. Prepare those affected with an innovative process to help optimize future employment opportunities
  3. Manage anxiety by keeping interactions with remaining employees positive
    Incorporate two‐way communication to regain commitment and trust for the future.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Old Disseration Ideas

The Influence of Servant Leadership on organizational citizenship behaviors, commitment and job satisfaction: A Longitudinal Investigation

Abstract: This study examined the relationship between servant-leadership and employee job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behaviors. Utilizing a mixed methods approach to the study, three survey instruments were administered to the participants. The instruments measured servant leadership as perceived by non-supervisory employees, job satisfaction, organizational commitment and other rated organizational citizenship behaviors. Demographic data for gender, age, education, and years in the organization were variables utilized in the analysis of the response data. Quantitative methods were applied to obtain statistical measurements of the response data. Qualitative data were obtained via in-depth interviews with the participants who ascertained that their supervisors demonstrated servant-leadership characteristics.
Research Question:

Q1: How do employee’s perceptions of their leader effect their organizational citizenship behaviors, commitment and job satisfaction?

Q2: Do servant leaders predict the variability of employees OCBs, commitment and job satisfaction?