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IO Psych Term: Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship, a dimension of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is “an employee’s willingness to tolerate less-than-ideal working conditions and circumstances without complaining.” Source: Nielsen, T. M., Bachrach, D. G., Sundstrom, E., & Halfhill, T. R. (2012). Utility of OCB: Organizational citizenship behavior…


A Non-Smoking Smoke Break

Is using social media for personal business a counterproductive work behavior? Maybe, but it’s also a break. Interesting little study here and a good use of ecological momentary assessment. While more extensive non-work social media use at work was generally…


Workshop: Introductory Reviewer Developmental Workshop

An open-access virtual training — The Introductory Reviewer Developmental Workshop — hosted by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) has been announced to take place on August 22nd….


Moneyball for Employee Selection Has Arrived

The U.S. unemployment rate is down to 3.9% and it looks like it’s going to be a candidate’s market for a long while. Sourcers and recruiters are howling and companies are competing for talent like never before. Enter AI and big…


Better, Faster, and More Creative Decisions

How are decisions made in your organization? Does the boss ask everyone what they think but then go with a gut feeling? Perhaps leadership simply votes and the privileged vocal majority hold sway? Maybe your company attempts to keep up…



Training Evaluation: Measuring What Matters

Here’s an old joke. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A cop notices a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight. The cop asks the man what he’s lost, and the man replies that he’s lost his keys….


Why I Podcast (And You Should, Too)

As far as I can tell, podcast audiences only come in two sizes: enormous and tiny. Heavy-hitters like This American Life and Serial are polished, professional, and aimed at the widest possible audience. The folks behind these shows are radio professionals making professional radio–they…