Link to the session: click herePresentations:Over the last two decades, organizations across a wide range of industries have increasingly started to discuss mindsets, or lay beliefs, about the fixedness or malleability of human attributes could shape employees' experiences, performance, and thus organizations. These organizations build their approaches from initial research showing that the growth (vs. fixed) mindset shapes how managers evaluate their employees, how employees respond to challenges and setbacks in their environments, and how much trust and belonging they feel in organizations. Despite these encouraging insights, however, mindsets research in the workplace settings is still in its nascent stages. The purpose of this symposium is to feature new research that examines whether, how, and which mindsets shape important outcomes in the workplace, in order to more rigorously build a scholarship of mindsets in organizations. We believe that researchers in organizational behavior must seize upon this moment of engagement to accelerate the development of a substantial body of rigorous research on mindsets in workplace contexts. Inspired by the Academy of Management 2022 theme, "Creating a Better World Together," these projects extend research and theory on how mindsets help individuals to overcome challenges in their careers and workplaces, as well as organizational leaders to foster a better workplace for the employees. By elucidating the processes with which mindsets shape previously understudied outcomes in the workplace, we hope to contribute to a fascinating new area of mindsets research that promotes human flourishing in organizations.Frugality Mindsets: Exploring Entrepreneurs' Beliefs about the Nature of ResourcefulnessJeffrey M. Pollack; NC State U.Tim Michaelis; Northern Illinois U.Joseph Billingsley; NC State U.Jeni Burnette; North Carolina State U.Mindsets and Employee Experience in the WorkplaceEva Hsin-Lian Lin; London Business SchoolAneeta Rattan; London Business School
Support for Increasing Low-Wage Workers' Compensation: The Role of Fixed-Growth MindsetsShilpa Madan; Virginia TechRamadhar Singh; Amrut Mody School of Management,Aneeta Rattan; London Business SchoolKrishna Savani; Department of Management and Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic U.
Why Do American Workplaces Still Lack Paid Family Leave? The Role of Gender Role MindsetsEzgi Ozgumus; London Business SchoolAneeta Rattan; London Business SchoolDiscussant: Aneeta Rattan, London Business SchoolSponsor divisions: Entrepreneurship (ENT), Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO)Organizers:Eva Hsin-Lian Lin; London Business SchoolEzgi Ozgumus; London Business SchoolWe hope you can join us for this in-person symposium in Seattle and look forward to your participation!