Zach Mercurio

Zach Mercurio
Colorado State University | CSU · Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change / Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
Research interests: Meaningful work, meaning-making in work, purpose in work, purposeful leadership, positive leadership, positive organizational behavior and development, fulfillment in work, organizational commitment, organizational culture, philosophy of human resource development and organization development.

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Publications (6)
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This article responds to the call for the identification of a core essence of organizational commitment. Since this call 14 years ago, scholars studying organizational commitment have not come to an agreement as to the nature of organizational commitment, and how it develops. The research’s fragmentation creates a problem in a time when practitione...
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Experiencing meaningful work is linked to positive outcomes such as increased engagement, job satisfaction, motivation, positive work behaviors, performance, and an overall sense of well-being (e.g. Lysova, Allan, Dik, Duffy, & Steger, 2019; Rosso, Dekas, & Wrzesniewski, 2010). However, direct empirical inquiry into the lived experience of meaningf...
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Experiencing work as meaningful has been linked to positive personal and organizational outcomes, such as increased engagement, job satisfaction, motivation, positive work behaviors, performance, and an overall sense of well-being (e.g. Lysova, Allan, Dik, Duffy, & Steger, 2019; Rosso, Dekas, & Wrzesniewski, 2010). However, while research seeking t...
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This article explores a perspective of Human Resource Development grounded in Pragmatist philosophy and emerging theories of Practice. Pragmatism focuses on the practical outcomes of what we think and do. Thus, a core focus of Pragmatism is on practice. Practice theories frame and explain activities that are continually performed, produced, and rep...
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Leaders in modern organizations seem recently concerned with workforce turnover and strategies for hiring and selecting employees who have a low risk of early departure. The concept of screening employees for “fit” with the organization as a key strategy for reducing turnover is well documented. However, communication of the research findings to pr...
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The search for meaning is a human activity that has transcended centuries of human civilization. As applied disciplines that investigate the development of organizations and the humans who comprise them, organization development (OD) and human resource development (HRD) scholars and practitioners have engaged in a steady stream of research and theo...

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Develop and validate a scale to codify and measure leadership and organizational practices that positively affect experiences of meaningful work.
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To better understand how transient encounters and relationships with occupational outsiders (i.e. the public) shape experiences of meaningful work and meaningless work in stigmatized occupations.