Diversity workshops are widely used to help foster positive relationships between members of different social groups, yet questions have been raised about their efficacy. A different approach, based on norm theory, was found to be a very successful alternative, according to research by Murrar and colleagues.
Professor Kim Sydow Campbell has conducted a range of research studies over the years on Leader Rapport Management. In her recently published co-authored study, she explores its impact on social loafing in student teams (i.e. not participating actively) and also examines the potential influence of some intermediary factors.
The quality of information sharing in organisations is widely seen as having a major impact on employee engagement, but what are the critical elements that influence people’s perception of it? A recent study by Schnackenberg and colleagues researched this and found some interesting additional links with trustworthiness. I summarise their findings here, adding some thoughts on their implications for managing international/intercultural teamwork.
Enhancing trust between supervisors and employees – what type of communication has the biggest impact?
Trust is a vital component of workplace relations. A study by Rita Men and colleagues explored the impact of supervisor communication for enhancing trust, focusing particularly on the Covid19 pandemic period.
Often we label whole teams as being problematic and conflictive, but findings from this set of studies by Priti Pradhan Sha and colleagues show that we need to look in more detail than this.