Articles In Press

Volume 9, Issue 2

Articles in press are peer reviewed, accepted articles to be published in this publication. When the final article is assigned to volumes 9, issues 2 of the publication, the article in press version will be removed and the final version will appear in the associated published volumes/issues of the publication.

Motivation and Performance: A Psychological Process

The achievement of a workplace entirely depends on the skill of managers that how to offer a motivating environment to its employees. The performance of a workplace entirely depends upon employee motivation which is a crucial element in creating an amicable environment for producing optimal performance. Employee motivation is highly responsible in stimulating workplace harmony, commitment and overall employee performance at the workplace. It is decisive in relating to long term benefits for the organization.

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Connectivity at Work: Looking at a Spiritual Model to Improve Relationships at Work and Integrate Spiritual Tenants into Business Processes

With the COVID pandemic impacting our current business networks, discussing spirituality in the workplace has become the forefront of how we do business. The need for human connectivity in current times plays an even more significant role in the makeup of how people work. Workplace spirituality is a reasonably new paradigm that has gained an amplified interest in the past two decades with academics and the corporate world

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Leadership Disruption: Time to Reimagine Leadership Talent

The purpose of this article is to first identify the major drivers of the disruption. Secondly, to examine leadership through Humanocracy termed by Hamel and Zanini [1]. Third, there is a conversation around being able to adapt to the speed of change through a process of hyper-learning, that transitions to hyper-leading [2, 3]. Finally, as all great writing connects to theories, this article will include IQ, EQ, CQ, and LQ and their relevancy to leading through disruption.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2) Lockdown on Crime in New York and London, March-June 2020: A Comparative Study

The objective of this paper is to assess the relationship between The Spring 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown and the levels of crime in New York City (NYC) and London. Our proposition, derived from the Routine Activity Theory (RAT), the ‘breaches’ theory and input from the 2020 research on lockdown and crime, hypothesised that lockdown measures would lead to reductions in crime. The crime categories selected for this study were: homicide, rape, robbery, violence against a person, burglary, theft and vehicle theft. T-test, F-test and the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression calculations were used to test the hypotheses. The four-month lockdown period in 2020 produced a 15% and 31% crime reduction in NYC and London, respectively.

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Challenges in Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing

The advancement of technology has brought up so many elements of ease for human beings that now humans cannot afford to think of a life without all these. But all is not about ease and comfort. Along with all these elements, there are many modern complexities as well as challenges too. Big data analytics and cloud computing are among the elements in which we face many challenges. This document discusses some of the challenges in big data analytics and cloud computing.

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Do We Need a New Leadership Paradigm Due to Covid-19?

Explores whether the changing context of COVID-19 requires new leadership skills in organizations and, perhaps even, a new context-specific leadership theory. Fourteen professional blogs and reports related to leadership skills and practices in response to COVID-19, published in the professional online literature during the height of the pandemic (March 16 - December 20, 2020) were reviewed in terms of suggested new leadership style dimensions and contrasted with the tenets of existing academic leadership theories. The proponents of an emerging leadership style advocate that in dealing with the pandemic, leaders must be able to manage their organizations in turbulent times, lead a distributed workforce of individuals and teams, and become a resilient leader themselves.

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The Influence and Interplay of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Type on Early Childhood Educators’ Organizational Commitment

The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of emotional intelligence on the organizational commitment of early childhood educators. Organizational commitment and its precursor, job satisfaction, have gained relevance because of routinely high industry of turnover. The interplay among educators’ job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and supervisors’ leadership type were secondarily assessed. A valid and reliable survey was administered to educators in the southeastern United States. Although select dimensions were correlated, no significant relationship was found between educators’ overall emotional intelligence and organizational commitment.

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Integrating Model of Resilience, Engagement, and Motivation

Over the past 70 years, resilience, engagement, and motivation (REM) studies have largely developed as independent theoretical and research disciplines. Yet, in conducting a thorough literature review of these three work-related fields, we discovered that they share some identical or similar concepts, e.g., self-efficacy. We also discovered that concepts from these three fields of study could be integrated into a more comprehensive research model. That model can then be used to provide a prescription to help managers improve their employees’ and their organizations’ outcomes of performance, productivity, quality, etc.

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