Organizational Behaviour

Authors: Linda M.Ippolito and Nancy J. Adler

Publication: Journal of Business Research, Forthcoming

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Classified as: Nancy Adler, Organizational Behaviour
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Published on: 6 Nov 2017

Authors: Nancy J. Adler and Andre L. Delbecq

Publication: Journal of Management Inquiry, Forthcoming

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Classified as: Nancy Adler, Organizational Behaviour
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Published on: 6 Nov 2017

Research by Desautels professor Patricia Hewlin finds that employees often feel pressured to conform to company values to succeed at work, which, ultimately, compromises company performance and employee well-being.

This is especially the case when managers act with a strong sense of integrity. Prof. Hewlin’s research suggests that companies must instead encourage employees to voice their opinions without fear of repercussion.

Classified as: Patricia Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 19 Oct 2017

Authors: Patricia Faison Hewlin, Tracy L. Dumas and Meredith Flowers Burnett

Publication: Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, February 2017

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When employees feel that their values do not match those of the organization, they often respond by pretending to fit in. We examine how leader integrity influences the tendency to create facades of conformity, proposing that employees will actually fake more when leaders are principled. In a laboratory experiment (Study 1), undergraduate students whose values ostensibly differed from those of other discussion group members and the university administration created more facades when they perceived the discussion group leader as having high integrity. A two-wave survey of employed adults (Study 2) replicated the moderation effect and also revealed negative effects of facade creation on work engagement. In both studies, our results indicate that, ironically, when leader integrity is high, the tendency to create facades of conformity in response to low values congruence is magnified. Additionally, our findings reveal that positive attributes in leaders may not always result in positive responses from followers. The results from our study also show that facades of conformity may serve as a partial explanatory mechanism in the relationship between values congruence and employee engagement.

Read full article: Academy of Management Journal

Classified as: Patricia Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour, Academy of Management Journal, Desautels 22
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Published on: 18 Oct 2017

Desautels professors are behind some of the most unique research projects in the world

This week, we replaced the exterior billboards along the Bronfman building façade. Our new bilingual campaign showcases a diverse selection of change-making students, professors, alumni and McGill Dobson Cup participants.

Classified as: Patricia Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 13 Oct 2017

Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has been invited to serve as guest editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes’ (OBHDP) “Authenticity at Work” issue. Prof. Hewlin was co-author of a study on leader integrity and worker conformity.

OBHDP is one of the Financial Times’ top-50 business journals, and publishes on organizational behaviour and judgement in business.

Classified as: Patricia Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

A recent Huffington Post article talks about how the old credo of “doing well by doing good” is becoming more integral to business, and quotes Desautels Professor Nancy Adler that we can no longer “create financially successful companies and an equitable … sustainable world by simply applying yesterday’s approaches to business.” The piece goes on to describe how the Ashoka U initiative is bringing these next-gen business concepts to colleges and universities to light the social-innovation fire at the campus leve

Classified as: Nancy Adler, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

Over 30 academics from North America and Europe recently gathered at the Society and Organizations Center (SnO) in Paris for the first edition of the HEC Paris Inequality Research Conference.

The talks hit on subjects like why diversity efforts at most organizations fail and how to fix the issue, the differences in advancement speed between women and men, female tokenism at the board level, and how mental health issues can affect wages.

Classified as: Matissa Hollister, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 15 Jun 2017

Professor Alfred Jaeger's paper entitled "Institution building and institutional voids: Can Poland’s experience inform Russia and Brazil?", which was published in the International Journal of Emerging Markets with co-authors S. M. Puffer and D. J.

Classified as: Alfred Jaeger, Organizational Behaviour
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Published on: 15 Jun 2017

Authors: Sheila M. Puffer, Daniel J McCarthy and Alfred M Jaeger

Publication: International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2016

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Classified as: Alfred Jaeger, Organizational Behaviour
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Published on: 15 Jun 2017

Experts keep saying that median job tenure has been in free fall for years; that switching careers and jobs is just the new reality. But the facts don’t necessarily support that position. It’s a more nuanced field than most people realise, and some segments are actually seeing less movement than before.

Classified as: Organizational Behaviour, Matissa Hollister
Published on: 5 May 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to congratulate Assistant Professor Suzanne Gagnon for having her paper selected as Organization Studies’ Editor’s Pick for May.

Classified as: Suzanne Gagnon, Organizational Behaviour
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Published on: 4 May 2017

A new study, authored in part by Desautels Associate Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, explores how leaders who have greater integrity can have an inverse effect on the integrity of their employees. Essentially, followers can take on a façade of conformity, where they pretend to mesh with the company’s values in order to ensure their own success. A leader who is an example of integrity could cause employees to suppress their own values in order to do what they see as most helpful to the leader.

Classified as: Patricia Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour, harvard business review
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Published on: 18 Apr 2017

On a recent Breakfast Television youth employment panel, Desautels Assistant Professor Matissa Hollister said that, though it’s not necessarily an employment guarantee, “on average, it’s very clear that the university degree is the smarter, the better way to go.” But even so, the world has changed, and a degree by itself just isn’t enough. First, there’s the perennial chicken-and-egg issue, where it takes a job to get the experience required to get a job.

Classified as: Organizational Behaviour, Matissa Hollister
Published on: 28 Mar 2017

A new generation, a new model of leadership

With each session at the Institute of Leadership, cofounder Eric Paquette helps turn 250 managers and executives into true leaders, developing rhetoric skills, personal awareness and methods for getting everyone working together towards a unified goal.

Classified as: Suzanne Gagnon, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 9 Mar 2017

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