Neal M. Ashkanasy

Neal M. Ashkanasy
The University of Queensland | UQ · School of Business

PhD

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Purpose: Teams in extreme and disruptive contexts face unique challenges that can undermine coordination and decision-making. In this study, we evaluated how affective differences between team members and team process norms affected the team’s decision-making effectiveness. Approach: Teams were placed in a survival simulation where they evaluated...
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The impetus for this Special Issue, which focuses on the role of affect in interpersonal work relationships, derives from recent concerns scholars have expressed about one model of interpersonal work relationships, namely, the leader-member exchange (LMX) perspective. In particular, scholars have noted that research on the role of affect in LMX is...
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Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a distinct mental ability, defined by Mayer and Salovey as ability to perceive, use, understand, and manage emotions in self and others. EI is now recognized as a distinct type of intelligence via three main streams of thought: (1) conceptualized and measured as a mental ability; (2) conceptualized as an ability, but...
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The impetus for this special issue, which focuses on the role of affect in interpersonal work relationships, derives from recent concerns scholars have expressed about one model of interpersonal work relationships, namely, the leader–member exchange (LMX) perspective. In particular, scholars have noted that research on the role of affect in LMX is...
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We investigated whether the emotional framing of climate change communication can influence workplace pro-environmental behavior. In three quasi-experimental studies, we examined whether emotional displays in climate change communication affected participants’ subsequent workplace pro-environmental behavior. In Studies 1 and 2, undergraduate and ma...
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Open-plan office (OPO) layouts emerged to allow organizations to adapt to changing workplace demands. We explore the potential for OPOs to provide such adaptive capacity to respond to two contemporary issues for organizations: the chronic challenge of environmental sustainability, and the acute challenges emerging from the great COVID-19 homeworkin...
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The study of emotional intelligence (EI) in the field of leadership, and in the organizational sciences in general, has often been characterized by controversy and criticism. But the study of EI has nonetheless persisted by developing new measures and models to address these concerns. In a prior letter exchange by Antonakis, Ashkanasy, and Dasborou...
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Differently valenced affective states stimulate different information search and processing styles. Dual tuning theory suggests that in combination, the styles tuned by positive affect (broad information search and flexible thinking) and by negative affect (persistent detailed search and critical thinking) facilitate creativity better than a single...
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Emotional intelligence is a widely used, but controversial construct, and has been adapted and applied extensively in workplace research. This entry is structured around three “streams” of thought in modeling and measuring emotional intelligence. Stream 1 refers to the original definition of the construct by Peter Salovey and Jack Mayer, measured i...
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Emotional intelligence is a widely used, but controversial construct, and has been adapted and applied extensively in workplace research. This entry is structured around three “streams” of thought in modeling and measuring emotional intelligence. Stream 1 refers to the original definition of the construct by Peter Salovey and Jack Mayer, measured i...
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Although leadership and team processes are among the most studied topics in management, there is a growing concern over both theoretical and methodological aspects of their conceptualization and measurement. In this symposium, we highlight the potential of biological and neuroscience techniques to begin to address these limitations by extending the...
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Different configurations of the physical environment of office work are rapidly changing the way office workers behave and perform at work. In particular, organisations today are progressively accommodating their employees in open plan offices (OPOs). In this article, we focus on the OPO and discuss its future and implications for research and prac...
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A large body of empirical and theoretical work has identified associations between emotional intelligence and positive outcomes in large-scale projects. However, scholars have yet to fully understand the mechanisms underlying these links. In this study, we sought to investigate the mediating influences of commitment, team satisfaction, and turnover...
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Insufficient empirical and theoretical attention has been given to the influence of emotional intelligence (EI) in determining performance and the mechanisms underlying this relationship among project team members in large-scale infrastructure projects. This research explores the association between EI and project performance in the context of larg...
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This chapter explains that the core principles and practices of social and emotional learning should be used to support doctoral students and enhance their personal welfare and academic performance in graduate school.
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The findings revealed in the study we describe in this chapter provide a solid foundation for future research on large-scale projects – in terms of the scope and method, researchers may wish to adopt for subsequent research into the factors that determine Large Scale Complex Project (LSCP) success. Such research in turn has the potential to inform...
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In response to the lesser known role of individuals in producing desirable or undesirable effects of physical workspace, this symposium presents research on the less explored facets of workspace design by examining how space is experienced, interpreted, and enacted by employees in their work. Our five studies assess the role of human agency in purp...
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Despite the adoption of collaborative buildings and office spaces to improve collaboration, the expected benefits of spatial interventions often fail to materialize. In a study of an ostensibly ‘collaborative building’, we identified strategies that employees use to avoid collaborating (i.e. ‘focusing on existing collaborations’, ‘reinforcing group...
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The pursuit of perfectionism resonates with many individuals across workplaces resulting in a recent flurry of research on the topic. While extant research has examined the costs and benefits of perfectionism at work, these efforts are scattered across multiple disciplines and utilize varying conceptualizations. As a result, we lack a coherent unde...
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We report a study of risky decision-making in a dynamic risk environment, looking in particular at idea that variations in risk preferences over time are subject to both risk adaptation and ability to differentiate negative emotions. In a between-group experiment, 175 participants completed 20 binary project investment decisions under three objecti...
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Regardless of the calls for a distinction between individual and team levels of analysis, studies regarding the multiple-level analysis of emotional intelligence are lacking in the project management literature. This research aims to address this shortcoming by examining the relationships between emotional intelligence, trust, and performance throu...
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Abusive supervision is associated with many detrimental consequences. In this theory-review chapter, we extend the abusive supervision literature in two ways. First, we argue that more attention needs to be given to the emotion contagion processes between the leader and followers. More specifically, leaders’ negative affect can lead to followers’ e...
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In a computer-based experimental study, we explored intensity of pleasant and unpleasant emotional experiences (affect), following immediate outcomes of risky choices over time under three levels of uncertainty (80%, 50%, 20%). We found that the intensity of pleasant affect initially increased linearly before suddenly reducing after the seventh tas...
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We explore the role of ‘Workplace Monsters’ in the global burden of disease, including the $US1.15 trillion annual cost of depressive and anxiety disorders. We propose the productivity drain created by these individuals is a wicked problem, integrating several disciplines to position workplace monsters as significant corporate governance issues for...
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This symposium focuses on the intersection of relational and social network research with a socio-functional view of emotions, which argues that affective exchanges actively shape relational dynamics. The aim of the present symposium is to provide further insight into the dynamic interplay between emotions, relationships and social networks, taking...
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These studies investigate the effects of aggressive self-uncertainty on emotions and behaviors across different situations and cultures. Past research has investigated the aggressive reactions of people to insult in honor cultures. Across two experiments conducted in Iran, we examine the impact of self-uncertainty on shame and aggression, with a pa...
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While a wealth of evidence exists about failure in organisational settings and the emotions evoked by failure, researchers have paid less attention to failure and its related emotional consequences in academic life. Given that failure is often a cause of significant stress, which in turn can lead to damaging consequences, we argue that this is an i...
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Interpersonal deviance relates to a range of destructive individual and organizational outcomes. To date, however, scholars have largely failed to explore this issue from the perspective of the targeted individuals; and in particular how and why such negative outcomes manifest. To provide insights into this question, and based in principles of crit...
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The idea that affect plays a key role in leader-member exchange (LMX) processes is not new, but it has become a subject of considerable research attention since the turn of the Millennium. This interest has, however, resulted in a multiplicity of views that have tended to obfuscate rather than clarify the affect-LMX nexus. To deal with this lack of...
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Scholars and practitioners in the OB literature nowadays appreciate that emotions and emotional regulation constitute an inseparable part of work life, but the HRM literature has lagged in addressing the emotional dimensions of life at work. In this chapter therefore, beginning with a multi-level perspective taken from the OB literature, we introdu...
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Based on a model of employee personal gender self-categorization, we examine the relationships between prejudicial attitudes and experiences of aggression in a male-dominated workplace. Data collected from 603 employees in a male-dominated global workplace revealed that individuals who self-categorize as either males or females experience different...
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We report a study of recalled experiences of anger and sadness following hurtful events, focusing on the differentiated effects of cognitive appraisals, culture, and gender of perpetrator and subject. Results from a sample of 321 participants recruited in Hong Kong and the United States show that emotional experiences in response to hurt differ cro...
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Beginning in the 1990s and following decades of neglect, what came to be referred to as the Affective Revolution has radically transformed our understanding of the role played by emotion in organizational psychology and organizational behavior (OPOB). In this article, we review the field of emotion in the workplace from different perspectives, corr...
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Objective: To investigate the current state of knowledge about emotional intelligence and affective events that arise during nursing students' clinical placement experiences. Design: Narrative literature review. Data sources: CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of Science, ERIC and APAIS-Health databases published in English between 1990 an...
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Employees need to regulate their own emotions as well as the emotions of others to enhance the quality of interactions with their colleagues. How well this is achieved has important outcomes for both employees and the organizations in which they work. In the field of organizational science, however, differing approaches have emerged regarding the c...
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This chapter begins with a review of research findings on affect and its effects at the level of individual creativity, and follows up by describing the research that has extended individual phenomena to the group level, including discussion of the dynamic nature of creativity in groups. It explores the relationship between positive and negative af...
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In this chapter, we develop a model of interpersonal mistreatment – a form of deviance linked to negative individual and organizational consequences – by proposing a dual theory process-and-variance model of attitudes, job performance, and employee well-being. Specifically, we propose that cognitive appraisal processes underpin relationships betwee...
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Background Strategies to implement evidence-based practice have highlighted the bidirectional relationship of organisational change on organisational culture. The present study examined changes in perceptions of organisational culture in two community mental health services implementing cognitive therapies into routine psychosis care over 3 years....
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How do employees’ perceptions and interpretations of organizational policies, practices, and procedures affect the enactment of their behavioral intentions? In a daily diary study, we examined the between-persons relationship of corporate environmental strategy and pro-environmental or “green” psychological climate; and whether green psychological...
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Scholars have studied emotions and affect in organizational settings for over twenty years, providing numerous insights into how organizations and the people who work in them behave. With such a rich accumulation of knowledge, the time seemed right to call for today's scholars of management to propose new and exciting theory. The eight articles in...
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The number of complex projects is increasing across many sectors and the associated challenges are substantial. Using a field study we aim to understand how project managers' emotional intelligence (EI) contributes to project success. We propose and test a model linking EI to project success and examine the mediating effects of project managers' jo...
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To make the case that theory is a necessary part of research in the organization sciences, I develop three lines of argument. In the first, drawing upon Staw and Sutton's (1995, “What theory is not” Administrative Science Quarterly, 40, 371–384) classic piece, I outline the boundaries of theory and, using a recently published empirical article as a...
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PurposeFor over three decades, researchers have sought to identify factors influencing employees’ responses to wrongdoing in work settings, including organizational, contextual, and individual factors. In focusing predominantly on understanding whistle-blowing responses, however, researchers have tended to neglect inquiry into employees’ decisions...
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Although neglected until the 1990s, the study of emotions in workplace settings is now recognized as a legitimate and important field of research in industrial and organizational psychology. In this article, I review the field of emotion in the workplace from five perspectives, corresponding to five discrete levels of analysis: (1) within-person te...
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Treatment outcomes for people diagnosed with psychosis remain suboptimal due in part to the limited systematic application of evidence based practice (Adm Policy Ment Health, 36: 1-7, 2009) [1]. The Implementation science literature identifies a number of factors organisationally that need to be considered when planning to introduce a particular EB...
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In recent years, both academics and practitioners have devoted increasing attention to the physical work environment (i.e., the constructed spaces in which employees work, including buildings, furniture and spatial design). Moreover, there has been a great deal of applied change and experimentation, as physical work space is the second largest over...
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We develop a multilevel model to explain how affect and transformational leadership (TFL) influence team creative process behavior. We theorize, in particular, that a dual-level model of TFL, which incorporates both individual-focused TFL (addressing the individual differences of team members) and group-focused TFL (addressing the team as a whole)...
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Emotion researchers have found that negative mood may either enhance or inhibit employee creativity. Little is known about this conundrum, however, and in particular when and why each effect occurs. To address this concern, we formulate and test hypotheses about likely moderators of the relationship between negative mood and creative process engage...
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In today's high-pressure work environment, project managers are often forced to “do more with less.” We argue that this imperative can lead project managers to engage in either high-performance or abusive supervision behaviors. To understand this process, we develop a model and associated propositions linking a project manager's cognitive appraisal...
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Despite burgeoning multilevel research in organizational behavior over the past two decades, our understanding of dyadic relationships at work remains underdeveloped. Focusing on leader–member exchange, we discuss conceptual and methodological challenges that have hampered research at this level and illustrate how and why such analysis might provid...
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This chapter reviews the concepts of organizational culture and climate and applies them to environmental sustainability. Though culture and climate are often used interchangeably, the chapter identifies key distinctions between them and highlights how they can complement one another. The two concepts are used to discuss how the organizational cont...
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We propose a conceptual model based on person–environment interaction, job performance, and motivational theories to structure a multilevel review of the employee green behavior (EGB) literature and agenda for future research. We differentiate between required EGB prescribed by the organization and voluntary EGB performed at the employees’ discreti...
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Long-term future orientation refers to a cultural belief that individuals are able to influence their future and that they will have a future that matters. Such individuals also plan for their future and assess their current actions in terms of future effects. Long-term orientation is also associated with past memories, such that favorable memories...
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Traditionally, research on group affect has been shaped by the perspective of affect convergence. Under this perspective, group affect is presumed to converge (become homogenous) for group functioning to be explained meaningfully. Scholars of group affect have recently begun to question this premise, however, arguing that affect diversity among mem...
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In recent years, both academics and practitioners have devoted increasing attention to the physical work environment (i.e., the constructed spaces in which employees work, including buildings, furniture and spatial design). Moreover, there has been a great deal of applied change and experimentation, as physical work space is the second largest over...
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While interpersonal deviance relates to a range of destructive individual and organizational level outcomes, we know little about how and why these outcomes manifest. Target responses may serve as mediators between the experience and its outcomes, underpinned by affect/emotion and stress reactions. To begin exploring this proposition, we conducted...
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Despite the fact that so many employees in the modern industrialized world work in office settings, organizational behavior researchers to date have been slow to recognize how important it is to study the effects of the physical work environment on office workers. Consequently, we have yet to form a clear understanding of the connection between the...
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As organizations move to adopt high performance work practices (HPWP), the onus falls on supervisors to do whatever it takes to maximize the productivity of their work teams. This, however, creates a conundrum: When does high performance supervision cross the line to become abusive supervision? I it this Jekyll and Hyde situation that we plan to di...