Queen's University IRC

September 2009

Network Acupuncture

Leaders who excel over time utilize organizational networks in distinctive ways to compensate for weaknesses in formal structures, says Rob Cross (U of Virginia) and colleagues who conducted network analyses at more than 100 organizations. In the journal Organizational Dynamics, Cross et al map out five principles that drive productive organizational networks. 1. Manage the …

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Measuring the Practice-Research Gap

There is yawning chasm between practice and research. The gap is twofold: HR practitioners are generally not aware of the latest HR-related research findings that impact on their work; and HR practitioners and researchers are interested in different issues. Researchers Diana L. Deadrick and Pamela Gibson (Old Dominion University) wanted to determine how consistent that …

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