Leadership Research Opportunity – 2nd wave
The Michigan State University Broad College of Business in partnership with the Detroit SHRM, is offering a unique opportunity to gain insight on your managerial behavior and how that impacts your team.
For this study, the researchers are interested in knowing to what extent individuals in positions of leadership utilize emotion and emotional displays (whether purposefully or not) to influence their followers in desirable ways. With a design that asks individuals to complete multiple surveys over a short period of time, the researchers can provide rich, detailed feedback to participants once the study is completed.
The study takes place over three weeks. Total daily time commitment is approximately 15 minutes. Participants receive a daily reminder survey email.
- Initial Survey: 10 minutes
- The “Initial” survey would be taken a single time, and assesses qualities that are stable across individuals (for example, gender and personality).
- Two Daily Surveys (Mon- Fri): 5 minutes each*
- The “Lunch” survey would be taken around lunch by participants, around the middle of their work day.
- The “Afternoon” survey would be taken each afternoon by participants, shortly before leaving work.
Study tentative start date: July 6, 2015
*NOTE: Once participants get into the habit of completing a short survey each day the time goes by very quickly.
What Participants Get
Participants will receive a confidential report that provides insight on:
- Level of self-awareness
- Why they feel (and behave) the way they do on a given day
- How their emotional displays impact their team
- How their leadership behaviors compare to peers
Additionally, the researchers will host an exclusive seminar for all participants highlighting the general results/conclusions of the study.
“The most frequent comment I have received from individuals participating in these types of studies is how much more self-aware they become by the end of the study. In other words, they learn a lot about themselves.” – Professor Brent Scott
Participation monetary incentive: For each set of daily surveys completed (lunch and end of day), participants will be entered into a drawing for $100. Twenty individual $100 prizes will be awarded after the survey period.
How to Participate
If you wish to participate in the survey, please send your confirmation to Greg Janicki with MSU at Janicki@broad.msu.edu. When responding please provide: First and last name and email address. Please put “SHRM Research” in the subject line.
Please reply with your interest by: June 26, 2015
Study tentative start date: July 6, 2015
Who Are The Researchers?
Russell E. Johnson is an associate professor of management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. His research examines the role of motivation-, justice-, and leadership-based processes that underlie employee attitudes and behavior. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, and Research in Organizational Behavior, among other journals, and it has been cited in outlets such as Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, TIME, U.S. News & World Report, and Wall Street Journal. In 2013, Dr. Johnson received the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award for Science from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Professor Scott is an associate professor of management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the role of mood and emotions at work, organizational justice, and well-being. His research has been published in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, and it has been cited in various media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS, USA Today, and BBC. Dr. Scott was the 2014 recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award.