Barbara Wisse has written a Mindwise blog post, reflecting on a recent theoretical paper on abusive supervision which she wrote together with Kimberley Breevaart and Birgit Schyns.
Katharina Hilger and Susanne Scheibe, together with Melanie Keller and Anne Frenzel, published a study on changes in teacher's work conditions and well-being during lockdown. By comparing data from teachers before and during pandemic-induced school closures in Germany in 2020, they found that remote teaching is a double-edged sword for teachers. Although teachers' job demands (for example, emotional job demands of interacting with pupils) decreased, their job resources (for example, the social support they received from colleagues) decreased as well. Decreases in job demands went along with reduced fatigue and psychosomatic complaints, whereas decreases in job resources went along with lowered job satisfaction. Teachers with caretaking responsibilities and more experienced teachers were more vulnerable to the crisis as they experienced a smaller or no decrease in job demands in concert with diminished job resources.
Abused followers would often be better off if they were able to end the abusive relationship. Yet, doing so can be extremely difficult and many people end up being trapped at work with an abusive supervisor. In this paper, we (Kimberley Breevaart, Barbara Wisse, & Birgit Schyns) examine what makes it so hard for followers to leave and as such, what enables the abuse to continue over time. Specifically, we address barriers that prevent followers from escaping an abusive supervisory relationship on a societal (e.g., laws), organizational (e.g., organizational policies and practices), and personal level (e.g., beliefs and values), and explain how these barriers can be overcome. Boudewijn Wisse designed the model.
On October 7, 2021, Susanne Scheibe will give an interactive online webinar on the role of age in the workplace ("Onderschat oudere werknemer niet!"), as part of the Week of Diversity and Inclusion organized by Noorderlink and Samenwerking Rijk Noord. The webinar is meant for HR professionals, managers, and supervisors who are interested in comparing common age stereotypes with the latest scientific knowlegde on the aging worker, and learning about possible strategies to improve age diversity outcomes at work
In their book chapter, Anne-Kathrin Kleine and Antje Schmitt provide a literature review and theoretical integration of research findings on personal, behavioral, and contextual factors influencing entrepreneurs’ well-being. Furthermore, the authors highlight relevant opportunities for future research and theory development in the field of entrepreneurs' health and well-being.
Jesus Mascareno, Eric Rietzschel, and Barbara Wisse published an article on ambidextrous leadership and innovative behaviour in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. Their findings suggest that different leader behaviors are required for stimulating idea generation and promotion on the one hand, or idea implementation on the other.
Susanne Scheibe, together with her colleagues Frank Walter (Giessen University) and Yurije Zhan (Wilfrid Laurier University) and several other international colleagues, published a collection of articles on the role of age and emotions in organizations. In this special issue in the journal Work, Aging and Retirement, you find some of the latest research on age-related advantages (and their limits) in daily positive emotions at work, emotion regulation and emotional labor, organizational deviance behavior, and sense of belonging and social motivation at work.
Susanne Scheibe was a guest in the Corona Dialoog of the Dagblad van het Noorden about corona's impact on work and careers. In the roundtable discussion, two 'career switchers' talked about the way in which Corona put a hold to their job and challenged them to seek new career paths. The conversation then touched workplace trends - such as working from home, and moving from traditional careers (where people work for one organization throughout their working life) to 'boundaryless' careers (where working life is split into different career episodes) - that were already present pre-Corona but intensified ever since the pandemic hit.
Eric Rietzschel, together with Eva Derous from Ghent University, co-edited a second installment of the special issue on 'The Future of Work' in the Dutch journal Gedrag & Organisatie. This second part of the special issue contains articles on such various topics as collaboration with robots, the relation between technology and perceived quality of work, and the use of virtual reality in personnel selection.