Taking the Fear Out of Data Analysis provides readers with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand, perform, and interpret quantitative data analysis effectively. Acknowledging that people often dislike statistics and quantitative methods, this book illustrates that statistical reasoning can be a fun and intuitive part of our lives.
Based on 20 years of research, this book lays out a proven and tested method for reaching the goal of employee happiness, analyzing individuals’ communication patterns, and making them self-aware by mirroring their behaviour back to them in a privacy-respecting way. In doing so, Peter A. Gloor introduces artificial intelligence-based methods to identify personality, moral values, and ethics of individuals based on their body language and interaction with others.
Why do professionals keep attending face-to-face industry gatherings when digitization offers cheap, fast and time-saving technological solutions for professional interactions? This book sets out to explain such a phenomenon by analysing the reasons why professionals go to professional events, the role of events on individual careers and the way events can be instrumental in structuring emerging professions and (re)affirming stable, shared professional identities.
How and why does job stress manifest as negative emotions, disordered thoughts, deleterious behaviors, and physical illness? How can positive outcomes like growth and mastery be encouraged instead? Job stress theories provide insights that guide practical decision making on how to mitigate the negative effects and promote the positive outcomes for organizations and individuals. This book provides a review of empirical research on nearly 100 frameworks and hypotheses regarding job stress, as well as suggestions for the integration and refinement of both popular and overlooked theories.
Bullying, harassment and other unacceptable workplace behaviors pose significant problems for organizations. This exploration of the issue notes that factors from within the organization may help determine who and why some individuals become targets and others become bullies. The authors explore different types of behaviors where managers and management, as well as employees, are the problem. Each chapter has anecdotes scattered throughout and contains a ‘mini-case,’ review questions, ‘action’ items, and two longer cases, all based on actual events. The authors present a unique framework (V-REEL®) to assist individuals and organizations in analyzing the organization’s environment to try to eradicate the negative behavior forces that contribute to bad behavior.