Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

Semiannual journal publishes theoretical and empirical works in business oriented areas of organizational communications and behavior, conflict resolution, and human resources management.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, July

Creating a Culture and Climate of Civility in a Sea of Intolerance
INTRODUCTION Bill Watterson created a well-known comic strip titled Calvin and Hobbes describing the raucous antics of a 6-year-old boy, Calvin, and his real-only-to-him stuffed tiger companion, Hobbes. In that comic strip Watterson (1996) describes...
Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Impression Management?
INTRODUCTION The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) is attracting the attention of practitioners and researchers from various disciplines. Emotional competencies are found to be crucial for adaptation in various realms of life that has fueled...
Holding the Helm: Exploring the Influence of Transformational Leadership on Group Creativity, and the Moderating Role of Organizational Learning Culture
"The organizations of the future will increasingly depend on the creativity of their members to survive. Great groups offer a new model in which the leader is an equal among Titans. In a truly creative collaboration, work is pleasure, and the only...
Lawsuits Walk in on Two Feet: The Bully in the Workplace
INTRODUCTION "Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity." George Eliot The word "bully" often conjures up images of elementary school and the tough kids on the playground we all tried...
National Differences in Effects of Perceived Workplace Discrimination on the Mentoring Relationships of Gay and Lesbian Proteges
INTRODUCTION Gay men and lesbians, at 4-17 percent of the workforce, are a larger group than many other minorities (Gonsiorek & Weinrich, 1991) yet there is very little research on gay and lesbian issues in the workplace. This study examines...
Predicting Implementation Failure in Organization Change
INTRODUCTION For over a half century, researchers have studied the dynamics of organizational change in an attempt to help organizations more successfully implement it. However, failure in implementing change initiatives persists in organizations...
Relationships among Individual Green Orientation, Employee Perceptions of Organizational Commitment to the Green Movement, and Organizational Culture: A Comparative Study of Jamaica and the United States
INTRODUCTION In this research, we consider how employees' perceptions of the organization's commitment to the "green" movement are related to individual green orientation, organizational culture, and organization performance in two cultures: US...
Social Skill in Workplace Mentoring Relationships
INTRODUCTION Mentoring is a developmental relationship that involves close interpersonal interactions between a mentor and their protege and it has become a popular research topic as evidenced by the various meta-analyses summarizing the literature...
Surname Discrimination: Implications for Korean University Professors
INTRODUCTION For decades, academics have been testing a host of different characteristics to identify their impact on the labor market and other areas of social competition. These characteristics have included a range of influencers stretching from...
The Paradox of Fostering Independence through Dependence
INTRODUCTION Paradoxes which are not based on a hidden error generally happen at the fringes of context or language, and require extending the context or language to lose their paradoxical quality (Merriam-Webster, 2010). Self-dependence is a term...
What Are the Effects of Psychopathic Traits in a Supervisor on Employees' Psychological Distress?
INTRODUCTION Increasingly, organizations are becoming more and more concerned about the "epidemic" state of mental health problems in the workplace. The World Health Organization has stated that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide...
When Does Breach of the Organizational-Consumer Psychological Contract Affect the Employee's Desire to Stay?
INTRODUCTION A search of the PsychInfo database reveals that over the last twenty-five years approximately two hundred articles have been written with an explicit focus on the notion of psychological contract. This indicates a great deal of interest...