We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face ” Kofi Annan
Professor Ryan is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory, one of the leading theories of human motivation.
With over 300 papers and books in the areas of human motivation, personality, and psychological well-being, he is among the most cited and influential researchers in psychology and social sciences today. He is recognised as one of the eminent psychologists of the modern era and ranked among the top 1% of researchers in the field.
Professor Ryan has lectured in more than 80 universities worldwide, and consulted with numerous organisations, schools, clinics, and health-care initiatives. Recipient of distinguished career awards for his contributions to the field on motivation, personal meaning, self and identity, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and an Honorary Member of the German Psychological Society (DGP). He has held numerous editorial posts, including as Editor-in-Chief of Motivation & Emotion. He has also been a James McKeen Cattell and Leverhulme Fellow, a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, the University of Bath, and the Max Planck Institute. He is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Education at the University of Rochester and Professorial Fellow at ACU’s Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, and the Centre for Sustainable HRM & Wellbeing at Peter Faber Business School.Read abstract
Professor Hochwarter is one of the world’s most influential scholars in the field of Organisational Behaviour, with over 100 scientific and applied articles.
Professor Hochwarter’s research focuses on employee entitlement, worker engagement, job stress, workplace politics, abusive work behaviours, personal accountability, optimism, and leadership-focused motivation strategies. His scholarship has appeared in some of the world’s leading Business and Management journals, including The Academy of Management Review, Administrative Sciences Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is listed among the top 2% of Industrial/Organisational scholars in the world.
Professor Hochwarter’s research is regularly cited in news outlets such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, Times of India, China Daily, Business Week, HR Magazine, Workforce, Psychology Today, and other outlets in over 30 countries. He is the Jim Moran Professor of Organization Behavior in Florida State University’s College of Business, and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable HRM & Wellbeing at Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University.Read abstract
The Motivational Climate of Ethical Firms:
Promoting Autonomy, Engagement, and Citizenship Within and by Organisations
Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D.
Australian Catholic University, Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
University of Rochester
Research in workplace motivation within Self-Determination Theory (SDT; Ryan & Deci, 2017) reveals that both management styles and incentive systems can variously influence employees’ engagement and productivity, as well as their job satisfaction, stress and wellness. In this lecture, Ryan will discuss not only how management styles affect employees’ work motivation and thriving, but also their loyalty, knowledge sharing, corporate altruism, and citizenship. In addition, he will discuss how incentive systems, particularly contingent rewards, can unwittingly encourage narrow goal setting, spillover effects, and even unethical practices. Finally, Ryan will discuss how the perceived mission and values of an organiaation (eg its care for all stakeholders) affects employees’ pride in, and commitment to the company. These dynamics of organisational and employee responsibility will be illustrated with specific examples from SDT-based research and interventions, as well as Ryan’s work as an organisational consultant, to put a focus on the practical leverage available to change organisational climates to “do better.”
Organisations as Arenas for Social (In)justice: Causes, Contradictions, and Positive Cultivations
Wayne A. Hochwarter, Ph.D.
Jim Moran Professor of Management – Florida State University
Professorial Fellow – Australia Catholic University
Economic uncertainty, short-term myopia, cynicism of those in power, and the belief that winning is the only acceptable outcome, have made organisations increasing combative. Companies engage in self-serving behavior often with little regard for co-workers, customers or society. These dynamics make vulnerable the very existence of fairness in many settings. Professor Hochwarter will offer his analysis of organisations as arenas for social (in)justice - its causes, contradictions, and consequences, from the perspective of a phenomenological-inspired researcher. His research into fairness and related concepts (including politics, supervisor abuse, accountability, contract breach, entitlement, incivility, social wisdom, passion, crisis reactions, leader-subordinate relationships, and coping reactions to injustice) will serve as a roadmap for stimulating better science for analysing social justice in organisations. With particular emphasis on connections with practice-relevant scholarship, he will propose new interdisciplinary research relationships as a means of stimulating insights and practices that positively cultivate employee well-being.
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