Reviewing psychological facets of workplace innovation

In this article, we present a review of recent studies on workplace innovation (WPI) from a work and organization al psychology (WOP) perspective, with the aim of showing the potential advantages of taking a WOP perspective on WPI. We first outline a few different conceptualisations of WPI and of its main outcomes, that is, quality[…]

Innovation Is Management

Innovators in large companies tend value ideas and creativity over systematic management processes. However, creative vision and management are both key parts of innovation. Innovation is both inspiration and process. This article illustrates how innovation can be managed via incremental investing. Sorgente: Innovation Is Management

Face validity in personality tests: Psychometric instruments and projective techniques in comparison

Riccardo Sartori ABSTRACT: Face validity is a controversial kind of test validity. Personality tests are divided into two big categories: projective techniques and psychometric instruments. They differ also for face validity, which influences the perception that people have of tests themselves. The article reports the scientific debate on face validity, and the results of a[…]

Studying teamwork and team climate by using a business simulation: How communication and innovation can improve group learning and decision-making performance

Andrea Ceschi, Ksenia Dorofeeva, Riccardo Sartori ABSTRACT: Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to investigate how dimensions related to teamwork and team climate can influence decision making and learning of teams (performance). In order to understand which factors are more effective, several relevant group and team characteristics drawn from classical literature on groups[…]

Managing organizational innovation through human resources, human capital and psychological capital

Riccardo Sartori, Andrea Scalco ABSTRACT: The article aims at making a series of considerations on the concepts of innovation and, more specifically, organizational innovation, in order to show what literature says about the role of human resources, human capital and psychological capital in the matter. Starting from some definitions of innovation given in the introduction,[…]

Quality and quantity in the construction and validation of a psychological test for the assessment and selection of aspiring volunteer rescuers: the action-research in an Italian health association

Riccardo Sartori, Andrea Ceschi, Serena Cubico, Giuseppe Favretto ABSTRACT: The paper reports the results of the qualitative actions and the quantitative operations carried out in order to construct and validate a psychological test specifically developed for the assessment and selection of aspiring volunteer rescuers in an Italian health association. The qualitative actions consisted of 4[…]

An empirical approach for the development of nudges. How word asociations and network analysis help to detect priming words.

Riccardo Sartori, Ksenia Dorofeeva, Andrea Ceschi ABSTRACT: Nowadays nudges are becoming an important part of the government policy toolbox, joining devices designed to get citizens to “think” about society’s problems. The question about how to make nudge strategies more effective remains still open. This research attempts to develop effective nudges by activating social norms in[…]

Cooperate or Defect? How an Agent Based Model Simulation on Helping Behavior Can Be an Educational Tool

Andrea Ceschi, Dorina Hysenbelli, Riccardo Sartori, Giuseppe Tacconi ABSTRACT: Over the last years, Agent Based Models (ABMs) have become an important in-strument to simulate social complex phenomena. At the same time, they have shown interesting implications for learning activities. To this purpose, we report a simulation on helping behavior carried out by means of an[…]

Business games and simulations: Which factors play key roles in learning

Andrea Ceschi, Riccardo Sartori, Giuseppe Tacconi, Dorina Hysenbelli ABSTRACT: The paper reports the results of an empirical study on the effects and impact of a specific business game, which is also a team competition, treated as an innovative teaching tool in learning. The paper starts by introducing business games and simulations as methods able to[…]

The relationships between innovation and human and psychological capital in organizations: A review

Riccardo Sartori, Giuseppe Favretto, Andrea Ceschi ABSTRACT: The article by Geoff Mulgan (2007) entitled “Ready or not? Taking innovation in the public sector seriously” points out how it is difficult for public organizations to innovate. It also states that innovation in the public sector is more likely to happen if people with their ideas, skills[…]