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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The Role of IT in Automating the Business Processes in Retail Sector with Reference to Enterprise Resource Planning

The information technology plays an important role as an enabler in retail industry to automate the business processes. The companies had identified that without the involvement of information technology the businesses cannot move forward with smooth running of business operations. With the advent of latest technologies in the field of information technology, companies are managing the business processes in more effective and efficient way. It is important to identify the importance of technological trends that had enabled the business processes to smoothen the operations such as technological enabler of the retail industry and its overall contribution to the sector as a whole. Enterprise Resource Planning, as the concept suggests, it can play a vital role in dealing with daily processes of the company. The importance of the Enterprise Resource Planning can deal with more challenging factors that a company faces and how well they can automate the processes is an advantage to the company at large.

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A Study of Competitive Advantage through Training and Development in Hospitality Industry with special reference to The Imperial, New Delhi

The focus of the research was to study the usefulness of training programs conducted by The Imperial, identifying the techniques of training being provided to the employees and giving recommendations for the future training programs so as to increase the competitive advantage to the organization. Primary and secondary data were used for collecting information. The primary data was put together with the help of a standardized questionnaire administered to 82 employees selected through simple convenience sampling technique. The questionnaire measured the responses of the employees’ pre and posts the training program on Likert scale to check the effectiveness of the training programs organized by the hotel. SPSS has been used and Individual Sample T test and Paired T test has been used to find the result which shows that the training and development programs organized by The Imperial is effective and there is no difference in the perceived quality of male and female respondents towards training and development of the hotel.

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Indian Women at Workplace: Coping with “Role boundedness” through “Hardiness”

Stress has become a matter of concern in the present post-globalization world which has brought in enormous changes in the ways organizations work, the professionals’ work-style and pattern, extended working hours, meeting deadlines, added roles and responsibilities, role overload and ambiguities; and cultural and technological changes. Researchers have demonstrated a gender variation with respect to coping with role stressors or stressful life events.

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The Virtual Transformational Leadership Development Experience: Creating a Classroom of the Future

In response to a new set of challenges facing universities today—developing the next generation of leaders while integrating existing and emerging technologies to transform learning spaces—a team at Penn State University conducted research that culminated in the Virtual Transformational Leadership Development (VTLD) Experience, a course that addresses these challenges in a virtual format. The research examined the contribution of the arts, in conjunction with immersive technologies, towards promoting student engagement. Student interviews indicated that the creation of high impact practices revolving around the arts ultimately generates a memorable and involved experience that more frequently includes topics of social relevancy such as racial equity. Furthermore, the pairing of these methods with relevant and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), effectively creates an educational experience that more personally suits a student’s needs in this type of transformational course.

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The Online Professor Today: From Isolation and Depression to Connected and Thriving

The online professor today is part of a high-risk group of workers experiencing adverse physical and mental symptoms that were unknown a decade ago. Depression, isolation, divorce, diabetes, antisocial behavior, PTSD, chronic pain, and even suicide is among crises happening now within this population segment once highly revered, yet few studies exist that determine how quickly the declination is occurring and if remedies from mainstream healthcare professionals are being offered; and if so, the degree of healing. Amelioration is often approached from an opposite perspective--meaning, change the behavior and the mindset change follows suit, as modeled by Alcoholics Anonymous, Weight Watchers, and Kaplan. New research, innovation, and application shows there is a surprising disconnect for achieving long-term and fulfilling change, in contrast to practiced methods in conventional healthcare. Subsequently, this research posits that change begins first with the mind, and after we better understand how identities and beliefs produce automated habits, behaviors once hazardous can be transformed into health and happiness.

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Saving Employee Engagement: Emergent Strategies in Response to Externally Mandated Change

This study discusses critical strategic factors associated with concerns over implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandate of December 2016. Emergent Human Resources (HR) strategies developed by human resource managers were investigated, as well as how these managers influenced issues directly linked with employee engagement, communication, employee status, and organizational responses. Interviews were facilitated less than four months prior to the mandate’s implementation. Investigators found the FLSA mandate created concerns for human resource managers based on current organizational practices, compensation, and bonus structures, as well as employee morale challenges. Specific findings included a desire for organizational communication concerning changes due to the mandate, but a universal lack of strategic planning or implementation of a process to preserve employee engagement.

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Exploring the Teacher Behaviors that Influence High School Student’s Class Participation in the UAE

Teachers are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring teaching and learning takes place in the classroom; several challenges exist, however, that influence the degree to which teachers may find success in teaching and learning. This phenomenological case-study explored the perceptions of six high school science teachers concerning the teacher behaviors that influence high school student’s classroom participation within the Emirati private educational system. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with purposefully sampled participants; data was analyzed via content analysis, which employed utilized multiple stages of coding: open, axial, and thematic.

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Unsustainable Family Business in Saudi Arabia - The Roadmap Ahead

Family businesses play a crucial role in the global economy. The GCC especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia occupies a significant place in the global economic pie. It offers many employment opportunities to the Saudi and non-Saudi nationals and contributes a significantly to the GDP. According to the government sources there are an estimated 538,000 family businesses in the Kingdom and together this family business cluster contributes approximately 216 billion dollars to the national GDP and provides employments to approximately 7.2 million workers that constitute about 52 percent of the total workforce.

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