Too Much Talk, Not Enough Action

As social beings, we have an innate desire to build relationships with others. Some of us are more extraverted and interested in cultivating these relationships than our introvert counterparts, but nonetheless, employees must communicate with others in the workplace. With this communication can come the potential for one of the silent but deadly counterproductive work behaviors. Continue Reading →

Is There a Personality More Susceptible to Counterproductive Work Behaviors?

Counterproductive work behaviors refer to behaviors that employees engage in that are against organizational goals such as wasting time at work, stealing, bullying, etc. The Big Five personality factors have been the focus on much of the research on personality and counterproductive work behaviors. Continue Reading →

How Attitude and Behavior Influence Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction

The relationship between attitude and behavior has a strong impact on the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The relationship between attitude and behavior has been studied vastly and has been determined that the two exist on a continuum. Attitude and behavior also have moderators such as intention to change one’s attitude, which in turn changes one’s behavior. Attitude precedes behavioral action.
In terms of the relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment, there are several factors that can influence the relationship. Continue Reading →

The Truth About Stealing at Work

You may think that stealing at work never happens and only really bad employees steal.  But, the truth of the matter is 46% of employees have stolen from his or her organization.  This is becoming an increasingly significant problem that organizations are facing.  The economic recession has left people feeling desperate and has challenged employees’ ethical decisions. Continue Reading →

Performance Appraisals Can Stop Counterproductive Work Behaviors

When counterproductive behaviors occur in the workplace, organizations typically want to stop them as soon as possible.  Counterproductive work behaviors are behaviors that do not reflect organizational goals such as aggression, sabotage, stealing, and interpersonal conflict. The best way to minimize counterproductive behaviors in the workplace is by using performance appraisals.  The appraisals must be taken seriously by managers and delivered in a timely manner. Continue Reading →