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Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management

Mission Statement

The research interests of this interdisciplinary section cover the areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Specific fields of interest include leadership; teamwork; new team-based forms of organization; the roles of hierarchy, power, status and influence; emotions in organizations; personnel diagnostics (e.g., applicant selection, employee assessment); career management and career adjustments; assessing and promoting work performance in different contexts; personality and intelligence in careers; and the scientist-practitioner gap in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.
The section aims to advance the research areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at JLU and strengthen JLU’s national and international visibility in these fields to make JLU even more attractive to young researchers. The section strives to involve both senior and early-career researchers in all academic disciplines concerned with the human being in an organizational context and/or organizational structures.


Section Head

The OB & HRM Section is lead by the following team: Dr. Katja Wehrle, Dr. Sascha Abdel Hadi, Dr. Pascale Stephanie Petri, Dr. Katerina Tsantila.


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Current and Upcoming Events  

Save the date: A guest lecture on "New Perspectives on Multiple Team Membership" by Dr. Joost van de Brake (University of Groningen) will take place online on Friday, May 26th, 2023, at 10 am.

Abstract: Many employees in today’s organizations work in multiple teams at the same time. While such multiple team membership (MTM) is a very common work practice, researchers have only recently begun to examine its implications for individuals and teams. This growing body of MTM research has produced important outcomes, but also focused one-sidedly on multiteamers’ total number of team memberships. To more adequately capture the nuance and complexity of the MTM construct, I consider the heterogeneity of multiteamers’ memberships. In this talk, I will summarize and present three projects in which I examined how MTM differences in work roles (project 1), temporal structures (project 2), and social identity and social status (project 3) relate to key work outcomes. In doing so, I highlight MTM as an important direction for further application and refinement of managerial theories.

Bio: Joost van de Brake is an associate professor at the University of Groningen, department of HRM & Organizational Behavior. His research focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with modern team arrangements, in general, and multiple team membership in particular.

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More events coming soon...

Our last event was a guest lecture on "The interplay between work characteristics, physical activity, and employee well-being", by Dr. Juriena De Vries (Leiden University ) on January 30th, 2023.

A guest lecture on "Bayessche Inferenz und Statistik: Eine Einführung", by Dr. Stephan Poppe (Universität Leipzig) took place in December.