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The Promise and Peril of Workplace Connections: Insights for Leaders about Workplace Networks and Well-being

Cullen-Lester, KL, Gerbasi, Alexandra and White, S (2016) The Promise and Peril of Workplace Connections: Insights for Leaders about Workplace Networks and Well-being In: The Role of Leadership in Occupational Stress. Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being, 14 . Emerald Group Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-78635-062-6

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This chapter utilizes a network perspective to show how the totality of one’s social connections impacts well-being by providing access to resources (e.g., information, feedback, and support) and placing limits on autonomy. We provide a brief review of basic network concepts and explain the importance of understanding how the networks in which leaders are embedded may enhance or diminish their well-being. Further, with this greater understanding, we describe how leaders can help promote the well-being of their employees. In particular, we focus on four key aspects of workplace networks that are likely to impact well-being: centrality, structural holes, embeddedness, and negative ties. We not only discuss practical implications for leaders’ well-being and the well-being of their employees, but also suggest directions for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : Management
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Cullen-Lester, KL
White, S
Editors :
Gentry, WA
Clerkin, C
Perrewé, PL
Halbesleben, RB
Rosen, CC
Date : October 2016
DOI : 10.1108/S1479-355520160000014003
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2016 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social networks, Well-being, Centrality, Structural holes, Negative ties, Energy
Additional Information : Full text not available from this repository.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 22 Nov 2016 13:00
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:10

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