Companies increasingly provide sponsors to help women get ahead. But certain aspects of sponsorship programs can hinder women instead, according to experimental research by Nancy R. Baldiga and Katherine B. Coffman. Source link
Starbucks and Facebook present a contrast in crisis leadership, says Bill George. While Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson stepped up to take responsibility and met with victims, Mark Zuckerberg delayed action and side-stepped responsibility. Source link
People are most at risk of making overly positive self-assessments when their assessment criteria are not clearly defined, reports Jennifer M. Logg and colleagues. Yet, even within ambiguous domains, providing clearly defined criteria for what makes a productive employee, an effective leader, and an efficient team, may help people better calibrate their self-perceptions with reality.
This study of the effects of compensation cuts in a large sales organization, by Christopher Stanton and colleagues, provides a unique lens for analyzing the link between compensation schemes, worker performance, and turnover. Source link