This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center The Survey Center on American Life analyzed how Americans’ work plays a role in their self identity and explored whether work gives people a sense of purpose. A survey of 5,037 American adults was conducted in June 2022. Key findings include: 1.) 81% of … Continue reading Identity and Fit in the Workplace
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Mental Health America studied the state of employees’ mental health and well-being in the U.S. and analyzed best practices for mentally healthy work environments. A survey of 25,948 workers across 17 U.S. industries was conducted in 2023. Key findings include: 1.) 76% of respondents said … Continue reading Majority of U.S. Workers Feel Emotionally and Mentally Safe at Work
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Ward van Zoonen and colleagues studied the effect of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on employees’ stress and workload outside regular work hours. Researchers specifically focused on visibility (the degree to which communication is visible and accessible to others) and persistence (the degree of permanence of the communication). A … Continue reading Does Frequent Communication Impact Employee Stress Outside of Work?
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Dr. Sarah Jane Blithe analyzed the challenges of work-life balance and mothering. The research explores the development of work-friendly child spaces and points to deeper implications about the work and parenting expectations of mothers. A two-year ethnography totaling in 145 hours of observation was … Continue reading How Employed Mothers Make Use of Work-Friendly Child Spaces
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center based on the original study. Drs. April Yue and Patrick Thelen conducted a study to investigate how perceived verbal aggression from supervisors and coworkers in the workplace affects employees’ perceptions of two types of conflicts – workgroup relationship conflict and work-life conflict – as … Continue reading Exploring the Impact of Workplace Verbal Aggression on Workgroup Dynamics, Employee Work-Life Balance, and Organizational Relationships
Author(s), Title and Publication Jiang, H., & Men, R. L. (2015). Creating an engaged workforce: The impact of authentic leadership, transparent organizational communication, and work-life enrichment. Communication Research, DOI: 10.1177/0093650215613137. Summary This study examined how organizational leadership interplays with communication to influence employees’ work-life enrichment and work engagement. Employee engagement is a work-related motivated state of … Continue reading The Secret to Creating an Engaged Workforce
Authors, Title and Publication Wright, K. B., Abendschein, B., Wombacher, K., O’Connor, M., Hoffman, M., Dempsey, M., & Shelton, A. (2014). Work-related communication technology use outside of regular work hours and work life conflict: The influence of communication technologies on perceived work life conflict, burnout, job satisfaction, and turnover intentions. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(4), 507-530. … Continue reading The Influence of Communication Technologies on Perceived Work Life Conflict, Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions
Authors, Title and Publication Derks, D., Duin, D., Tims, M., & Bakker, A. B. (2015). Smartphone use and work–home interference: The moderating role of social norms and employee work engagement. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 155–177. This article aims to shed light on the relationship between daily smartphone use and daily work–home interference … Continue reading Four Ways Smartphones Influence Social Norms and Employee Engagement
When the boundary between work and life gets blurred, employees can easily get frustrated and burned out. Often times, employees are encouraged to become smart “problem solvers,” coping with stress and imbalance on their own. However, individual coping is never sufficient even when it is effective. So, what are the jigsaw puzzle pieces organizations may … Continue reading Work vs. Life for Employees: Is Your Business Part of the Solution?