Wednesday, September 26 2018
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Implications of Moral Organizational Behavior for Employee Beliefs, Motivation, and Well-Being

School of Psychology Work Science Center Distinguished Lecture Series presents Michael Ford, University of Alabama

To the extent that this assumption holds true, workers hold their employers responsible for the morality of their behavior. This presentation delves into several conditions of this aspect of the employee-organization relationship that have been previously understudied. 

Michael Ford will cover recent research on the beliefs and emotions that workers develop toward their employers at large, how quickly these can fluctuate, and implications for employee well-being and motivation. 

Then, he will present new findings on events that trigger moral emotions at work, the perceived entitativity of the organization responsible, and how employees respond to these occurrences and explain them with respect to the collective intent of the organization. 

Finally, Ford will consider future directions for research on emotions toward and trust in organizations and institutions.

About the Speaker
Michael Ford is an associate professor in the Department of Management at the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama,. He previously served on the psychology faculty at University at Albany-SUNY. 

His research focuses on the consequences of employee emotions for behavior and the impact of work-family conflict on subjective well-being.  His work has been published in psychology, management, educational, and occupational health journals. Ford is active on the editorial boards for several occupational health journals. 

In 2017, Ford received the Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

About the Work Science Center Distinguished Lecture Series
This series seeks to foster thought-provoking discussion and ideas on the future of work and worklife by sharing evidence-based knowledge on topics relevant to improving human workforce development, employee management, and human well-being in the 21st century.

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