AOM scholars detail possible negative consequences of people strongly identifying with their leaders, teams, and organizations. Resulting behaviors can hurt the individuals themselves, their organizations, and even society.
As people around the world increasingly blame capitalism for social problems such as climate change, poverty, and corruption, an Academy of Management Perspectives article explains why capitalism is not the culprit, and what managers and business leaders can do to regain trust..
Decision-makers typically take pride in being fair and transparent. But depending on accountability patterns, decision-makers often regret suppressing their own biases, then consistently follow their biases in subsequent decisions, AOM scholars reveal.
Fear of retaliation leads many workers to stay silent when something goes wrong. While managers have typically thought of retaliation as something that affects only lower-level workers, an Academy of Management Journal article describes how higher levels of power do not protect women from retaliation as well as they protect men..
Mention Black Swans and many people think of surprising events
with world-changing consequences, like the COVID-19 pandemic
or the war in Ukraine. This two-part
special issue of Academy of Management Perspectives,
conceived in 2018, focuses on world-changing events and their
consequences for managers and business leaders. Unexpected
shocks are often products of people’s activities and
organizations’ choices, making them not quite so unexpected.
The pandemic, which struck as this
was being developed, has revealed what we got right and wrong
in our thinking about such events. The full
which will be free access through AOM's 82nd Annual
Meeting Aug. 4–10, covers subjects including:
How teams might work in a zombie apocalypse
Organized violence during social strife
Pandemics and antibiotic resistance
The global refugee crisis
Fear of megacatastrophes among would-be entrepreneurs
How research fails to connect capitalism and climate change
Historical signs of our civilization’s collapse
Corporate foresight strategies
A post–COVID–19 world
"They hover over your shoulder, or send you a Slack every
10 minutes to ask about the report that’s not due until next
week. They’re a screamer, a bully, an expert at lodging
passive-aggressive jabs, generally in front of all your
colleagues. Or maybe they’ve just ghosted you, leaving you to
figure out the new gig on your own. As long as there’s been
work, there have been people who make it miserable for those
underneath them," according to a recent
Wall Street Journal article, "A Survival Guide
for Dealing With a Bad Boss."
Here's a sample of AOM research findings about the
ubiquitous bad boss: