Professor of Management
Collective performance-related pay systems may have more effect on performance than individualized performance-related pay systems
Stephen Wood, Professor of Management, University of Leicester School of Business. A systematic review conducted in the University of Leicester School of Business revealed that collective performance-related pay systems such as profit-sharing and team bonuses have a bigger impact on organizational performance than their individual counterparts such as piece rate and sales bonuses. Systems which […]
Homeworking’s contradictory nature means in its pure form it can never be a perfect answer, but this means that hybrid working has the potential to be an alternative imperfectly perfect working arrangement.
Hybrid working solves the trade-off of home versus office working, with benefits for both employees and employers, writes ULSB’s Professor Stephen Wood.
Organisations need to think about sustainability when it comes to employees, not just the environment, Writes Stephen Wood Sustainable organizations may be narrowly defined as those with a concern for the environment in a way that leads them to what is called Green Human Resource Management. In this, all aspects of personnel management are geared […]
“Well-being amongst university employees fell between May and September 2020, and increased loneliness and an inability to detach from work accounted for this.” This is a key result from Professor Wood’s study of well-being amongst university employees, academics and non-academics, working at home during the pandemic. Employees completed a diary study over a four-week periods, […]
Managing performance at work: Research shows regular feedback an essential criteria for successful appraisal systems
In this blog Professor Stephen Wood talks about his research on performance appraisal and how a successful system of appraisal depends on frequent feedback and good standard setting. Appraisal of employees often gets a bad press, but my recent research with Shaun Pichler and Gerard Beenen, both at the California State University, Fullerton, […]
In this blog post Professor Stephen Wood presents some interesting findings on work-life balance and well-being, arguing that the main reasons for the improvement of employee well-being where work-life balance supports are implemented are the increase in job autonomy these supports allow and the perception that management are supportive. Work–life balance supports can succeed in improving […]
A ‘Just Not Sorry’ app has recently gained publicity, in which women in particular are encouraged to stop saying sorry. It is said to be inspired by an American “life coach”, Tara Mohr, who wrote a book, Playing Big, which encourages women to be more positive and assertive. Mohr suggests that by using words like […]
Professor of Management at the School, Stephen Wood, presents some of the findings – and methodology – from the National Survey of Staff Morale amongst Mental Health Staff 2013’s Francis report on the failings in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust highlighted bullying as one part of the problem. While the effects of bullying upon an individual’s […]
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Professor Stephen Wood, co-author of the latest Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) Report, “Employment Relations in the Shadow of Recession”, suggests the Government’s austerity programme will have more effect than the recession has had. The Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) of 2011 shows that there has been a marked rise in feelings of job insecurity […]
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