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Jamie L Gloor is an experienced, international researcher, educator and mentor. She is American born but currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland. Her research interests focus on individual and organizational health, including publications on diversity and leadership and research experience at prestigious universities across four different continents. 

News

Exciting news, research, updates, & events!

 

Predictors of parental leave support: Bad news for (big) dads and a policy for equality

Jamie Gloor

We are very pleased to share that our new paper on the role of individual traits (e.g., gender and obesity) and stereotypes in predicting coworker support for parental leave is now published in Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. This article is part of a special issue on addressing gender inequality, edited by Prof. Dr. Michelle Ryan and Dr. Thekla Morgenroth.

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Although men typically benefit from widely held gender biases in employment (e.g., selection, promotion, and pay), they are often disadvantaged when it comes to work-life. This interferes with fathers' ability to care for their children, but it may also hinder women's career development, thus reinforcing traditional gender roles and sustaining challenges to balance work and family for men and women. Best practices specify that benefits should be equally available to employees, but such policies may only be effective if there is a work culture to support them. As coworkers' responses have not yet been tested, we examine for whom coworkers show the most (and least) support for parental leave (Study 1), we replicate this finding using different methods and show the process whereby employee characteristics influence coworker support for their parental leave (Study 2), and then we test a policy-based intervention to further increase equality in coworker support for parental leave (Study 3).

Gloor, J. L., Li, X., & Puhl, R. M. (2018). Predictors of parental leave support: Bad news for (big) dads and a policy for equality. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 21(5), 810-830. doi: 10.1177/1368430217751630

This paper's findings and implications are relevant to our current ForGenderCare project at Professor Peus' chair at TUM. You can find the full publication here.

We're hiring leadership scholars!

Jamie Gloor

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In this position, you will conceptualize, implement, and conduct innovative, multimethod studies (e.g., field surveys, lab and behavioral experiments, panel data) to investigate the effects of leaders’ behaviors on employee health, well-being, and performance, as well as exploring new forms of modern leadership (e.g., leadership duos, shared and part-time models) and how technology can facilitate diversity and leadership. You will have the opportunity to program and optimize experiments, analyze data, present findings at national and international conferences, and write scientific manuscripts. We are looking for someone who is comfortable presenting ideas to both scientific and non-scientific audiences and open to teach students, researchers, and/or executives.

We offer an experienced, international supervision team combining award-winning expertise in leadership research with business economics and psychology (Prof. Dr. Claudia PeusDr. Jamie Gloor). You will work in a collaborative environment in a truly interdisciplinary team that fosters an open-minded, participative, and friendly work atmosphere. Finally, we will facilitate your scientific creativity and independence, while supporting your scientific development, career goals, and professional network.

If this interests you and if you have relevant qualifications, review our job ad. If you know someone who could be interested feel free to share the job ad with them. We also have 3 other open positions on leadership + social neuroscience or leadership + educational technologies, which you can find here.

What leaders actually do...

Jamie Gloor

3rd Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium

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Last week, a small, interdisciplinary group of international leadership scholars gathered for the 3rd IPLS symposium in Crete, Greece. I presented a new paper coauthored with Agnes Baeker on humor in potential leaders (see below).

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UZH was well-represented with our incoming chair of HRM and Leadership, Jochen Menges. TUM was also well-represented, as Peus chair alumni Susanne Braun, Brooke Gazdag, Tanja Hentschel, and Jennifer Sparr also presented their work (three of us pictured below).

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We were encouraged and entertained by organizers Niels van Quaekebeke (KLU) and Olga Epitropaki (Durham), and challenged by critical keynotes from Jeff Edwards (UNC) and John Antonakis (Lausanne).

 

Fix the game, not the dame: Restoring equality in leadership evaluations

Jamie Gloor

Fresh off the presses in Journal of Business Ethics:

Female leaders continue to face bias in the workplace compared to male leaders. When employees are evaluated differently because of who they are rather than how they perform, an ethical dilemma arises for leaders and organizations. Thus, bridging role congruity and social identity leadership theories, we propose that gender biases in leadership evaluations can be overcome by manipulating diversity at the team level. Across two multiple-source, multiple-wave, and randomized field experiments, we test whether team gender composition restores gender equity in leadership evaluations. In Study 1, we find that male leaders are rated as more prototypical in male-dominated groups, an advantage that is eliminated in gender-balanced groups. In Study 2, we replicate and extend this finding by showing that leader gender and team gender composition interact to predict trust in the leader via perceptions of leader prototypicality. The results show causal support for the social identity model of organizational leadership and a boundary condition of role congruity theory. Beyond moral arguments of fairness, our findings also show how, in the case of gender, team diversity can create a more level playing field for leaders. Finally, we outline the implications of our results for leaders, organizations, business ethics, and society.

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This paper was part of my dissertation, coauthored with fantastic people: Manuela Morf (Erasmus University), Samantha Paustian-Underdahl (Florida State University), and Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich).

New Forms of Leadership Conference

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We welcomed a great group for our "New Forms of Leadership" conference at TUM School of Management Executive Education on Friday, November 10, in Munich. Main themes included part-time and shared leadership models, leader's flexible accommodations (e.g., flex-place and -time) and family leaves, how digitization facilitates these new leadership and work models, and if such models are especially important for Generation Y (i.e., Millennials) or female employees.

Thanks again to our talented organizers, energizing speakers and science slammers, and engaged attendees from practice and research.

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My science slam presentation of first results from our ForGenderCare Project, "Leaders who care," is here.

Counterintuitive consequences of maternal leave?

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“Maybe Baby” expectations motivate employee disrespect and work withdrawal

Pregnancy is…a wonderful thing for the woman, it’s a wonderful thing for the husband, it’s certainly an inconvenience for a business. -Donald Trump, President of the United States

Main Findings
Childless working women report more disrespect (e.g., being interrupted or ignored) from colleagues and supervisors than childless men, especially in organisations that offer more maternal leave than paternal leave. These uncivil experiences at work also predict employees' career withdrawal one year later.

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Comparison to the General View of the Topic
A wealth of research has highlighted mothers’ many employment disadvantages compared to childless women and men; however, "actual motherhood is not necessary for young women to experience motherhood penalties” concludes study author Dr. Jamie L. Gloor. Although maternal leave is ostensibly intended to benefit working women (e.g., enhance their economic returns and job security), this might come at the cost of their social mistreatment. Finally, states Dr. Gloor, "targeting female leaders and professors for study or intervention is too late if women have already withdrawn at an earlier career stage."   

Data
Two waves of quantitative survey data were collected one year apart from 474 early career academics (i.e., PhD and post-doctoral students, assistant professors) from all federal and cantonal universities in Switzerland. 

Conclusion
"Maybe baby” expectations–highlighted by the organizational inconveniences that pregnancy may entail–may be another explanation for the gender gap in leadership and professorships. Thus, "to retain highly educated women in the workforce, reduce "brain drain" and turnover costs,” recommends Dr. Gloor, “parental leave should also be available to male employees."

Reference
Gloor, J. L., Li, X., Lim, S., & Feierabend, A. (in press). An inconvenient truth? Interpersonal and career consequences of "maybe baby" expectations. Journal of Vocational Behavior.*

*This paper was recently honored with the "Emerald Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award" at the 2017 Academy of Management Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, as well as being included in the 2017 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. 

Dissertation Award for Jamie Gloor at Academy of Management 2017

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Dr. Jamie L. Gloor has just been honored with the Emerald Best Dissertation Award. She will be recognized at the upcoming Academy of Management annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) this August. This is the largest international conference in the field of management with 10,000+ scholar and practitioner attendees annually and 18,000+ members.  

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The winning paper based on her dissertation completed at the chair in HRM at the University of Zurich is titled, "An inconvenient truth? Interpersonal and career consequences of 'maybe baby' expectations;" this paper was also recently selected for inclusion in the prestigious Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. It is coauthored with Xinxin Li (NUS), Prof. Sandy Lim (NUS), and Dr. Anja Feierabend (UZH) and based on a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and swissuniversities' SUK Program 4 as part of the University of Zurich’s Action Plan Gender Equality (2013-16).

"Leaders who care: Better leaders by (not) being there?"

Jamie Gloor

Last week, Jamie presented an empirical paper at the 50th European Association for Social Psychology in Granada, Spain titled, Caring leaders: The impact of parental leave on the perception of transformational leadership. Coauthored with Dr. Lisa Horvath, Professors Susanne Braun and Claudia Peus (abstract/more info here), this paper provides fresh, first results from the ForGenderCare project and was part of a stellar symposium titled, Barriers to achieving gender equality: Shortcomings of placing the burden on women with top gender, diversity, and leadership scholars (more info here).

EASP hosted ~1,200 scholars and practitioners from across Europe, the United States, Australia and beyond from disciplines such as social, developmental, and work psychology, management and organizational behavior. Jamie and her paper received a warm welcome with a room full of attendees and average temperatures that reached 30+ degrees... 

Just a few weeks prior, Jamie also presented the paper at the Executive Education Center of the Technical University of Munich as part of the Munich Leadership Colloquium, where she received encouraging and formative feedback.

Methodical Storytelling for Leaders

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Esther Choy, President of the Leadership Story Lab, and Karl Schmedders, Professor of Quantitative Business Administration, will show us how to use storytelling to bridge the theory-practice gap in a 2-hour event on Thursday evening in Zurich (for more info, see here). Then on Friday, Esther will coach CareerElixier members and alumni in 2 private, small group sessions on how to apply storytelling and persuasion tactics in the context of our own research.

This event is organized by Dr. Hannah Trittin and myself, sponsored by CareerElixier, and generously funded by the Graduate Campus