Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Guelph
My research focuses largely on positive organizational behaviour and my point of entry for studying this is often the on-boarding process. I am the lead editor of a textbook on Applied Social Psychology which is in its third edition. I am also the founding Chair of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. In Canada, I've been featured and quoted across the country in print and online in magazines such as MoneySense, Canadian Business, Canadian Living, and Chatelaine, trade journals such as HR Professional and Public Sector Digest, and newspapers in every major Canadian city. I've appeared on CTV’s Canada AM, Global News, Report on Business Television, CBC’s The National, and have been syndicated on CBC radio. In addition to speaking at numerous academic and professional conferences, including those of the Academy of Management, the Conference Board of Canada, and TEDx, I've consulted and delivered seminars for Fortune 500 corporations, public, and not-for-profit organizations including General Motors, Departments and Agencies of the Government of Canada, and the Children’s Wish Foundation.
In days gone by, when our economy was dominated by agriculture and manufacturing, an employees value was gauged by their inputs. If they slacked off by not placing a bumper on a car fast enough they were unproductive, and...