W najbliższy poniedziałek (03.02) o godzinie 11.30 odbędzie się kameralne spotkanie naukowe, na którym wystąpi młody japoński badacz Atsuki Ito (Kyoto University) z referatem “Workplace Promotion-Focused Culture Enhances Employees’ Interpersonal Trust”.
Collective promotion focus is a group-level goal orientation directing a group to pursuing gains and success rather than avoiding failure. Previous studies revealed that it enhances team performance by entailing interaction patterns reflecting mutual humility (e.g. praising others’ strength, being open to others’ words; Owens & Hekman, 2016) and improving ingroup information processing (Burtscher & Meyer, 2014). Although these results imply that collective promotion focus also shapes ingroup interpersonal relationships in a positive way, their relationship is poorly understood. To test this possibility, we conducted a multi-company survey and analysed data from approximately 3000 workers in 60 workplaces. The companies were diverse in several dimensions such as business type (from manufacturing to finance) and company size (from small to large companies with more than 7000 workers). Participants rated (1) promotion focus (vs. prevention focus) and (2) trust towards people in workplace. Consistent to our hypotheses, multilevel analysis demonstrated not only that promotion focus predicted trust towards people in workplace positively at both of the collective and the individual level but also that this effect was stronger at the collective level. We discuss how regulatory focus as a collective-level goal orientation organizes intragroup interactions beyond an individual-level motivational regulation.