The 2021 summer swim season has just ended, and the kids were so happy to be back swimming for the South Riding Stingrays after a year hiatus because of the pandemic. Both Sophia & Max made it to Divisionals, and Max made MVP for the 9/10-year old boys and was honored as a Colonial Swimming League All Star for 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, and 100m individual medley!
With misinformation, fake news, and strong believers all around us, Adam Grant provides a research-based recipe to help us change our minds (and maybe even those of others).
Thrilled to share that I have been awarded this year’s Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award!
Glad to see that my research has made an impact with now over 2,000 citations on Google Scholar
So proud of Max and his travel soccer team at VSA who won both of their season openers this weekend!
Here’s a brief clip featuring the Loudoun County Medical Reserve Corps vaccination site where I have helped out as a volunteer. Over 4,500 vaccinations a day for over 100,000 vaccinations since its inception!
Spent the day volunteering for Loudoun County’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, and I would encourage anyone to consider volunteering for their local MRC. It’s a great experience, helps the effort of combating the pandemic in your community, and if you volunteer for a vaccine distribution site, it has the added benefit of volunteers getting the vaccine as well!
Another great trip to Snowshoe, WV, with our COVID-19 pod and fantastic snow conditions
First trip of the season to Snowshoe, WV!
…from the Walter Family!
Congratulations to Max and his team for winning their age bracket in the Capital Fall Classic soccer tournament in Richmond. Although I had to watch it on video due to COVID-19-related attendance restrictions–so proud of him finishing the season with this great win!
In this study, we develop a multi-level theoretical framework linking antecedents and outcomes of peer control, defined as team members at the same hierarchical level noticing and responding to their peers’ behaviour or performance. Analysing multi-level data from 356 volunteers and 58 regional teams in a non-profit organization, we examine top-down managerial controls as antecedents of lateral peer control, both directly (i.e., monitoring and responding directly to peers) and indirectly (i.e., gossiping about and avoiding underperforming peers), and peer control’s effects on individual- and team-level outcomes. In line with our predictions, we find formal managerial control and clan control to be antecedents of peer control, albeit with differential effects on direct and indirect peer control. We also find a significant association between peer control and both individual-level job satisfaction and team-level performance, but again, with crucial differences between the two types of peer controls and the two outcomes. Our study contributes to the development of a better theoretical understanding of peer control, sheds light on inconsistent findings across prior studies, provides novel insights into how team leaders can influence team members’ individual satisfaction and team-level performance via peer control, and reveals important trade-offs with regards to peer control’s influence on individual-
and team-level outcomes.
Keywords: formal and informal (clan) control, job satisfaction, multi-level analysis, non-profit organizations, organizational control, peer control, team performance, volunteers
Congratulations to my hometown team Bayern Munich for winning last night’s Champions League final! Max had his own soccer game at kickoff time, but we watched a replay later and were thrilled to see them win their sixth title!
Today, my term as Associate Editor at Journal of Management has ended. I am incredibly grateful to Editor David Allen & Senior Associate Editor Taco Reus for offering me this amazing opportunity, and I learned a lot from handling more than 100 unique manuscripts (many for multiple revisions) and close to 100 review issue proposals during my three years at JOM. And I won’t be leaving JOM as I have been invited to join the incoming JOM editorial board and will also remain the AE for any manuscripts assigned to me during my term which are still in the review process.
Spent a great day on our neighbors’ new boat on the Potomac River visiting Mount Vernon and Occoquan
Took a few days off with family and friends in a log cabin in West Virginia and enjoyed our time together hiking, kayaking, swimming, and making s’mores…
Spent the day downtown in DC visiting the strangely empty national monuments…
Given the circumstances we find ourselves in, which are forcing us to socially distance ourselves, (virtually) reconnecting with our dormant contacts can help a great deal to combat social isolation.
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