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What tools exist to measure work meaningfulness?

There are a bunch of them! For a great review of many definitions and measures of meaningfulness, see if you can get a copy of A Narrative Evidence Synthesis of Meaningful Work: Progress and Research ...
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Provable ROI for call center rest periods?

This is the paper you would want to read on this topic. The paper empirically compares four modes of managing interruptions. It is a great (and long) read so I'll try to summarize the bit for you: ...
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Is the concept of "employee engagement" flawed?

A few points: Cut-offs are somewhat arbitrary. Engagement is typically measured using a mulit-item scale. It will generate a scaled response. E.g., there might be 10 items each measured on a 1 to 5 ...
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Standardised test to measure workplace stress

Although it is not exactly stress, there are many self-rating scales for workload. The most popular one is the NASA-Task Load Index (NASA-TLX; Hart & Staveland, 1988; see also here). The NASA-TLX ...
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Hobbies / interests correlated with Big 5 scores?

Yes. One example is that people high in Openness to New Experiences are interested in aesthetic experiences including museums and being in nature, and novel experiences as you'd expect from the name. ...
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Is there anything comparable to the IPIP for IO psychology, work psychology and the like?

I'm not aware of any such initiatives. But it would be great to see. In general, I think I/O psychology has been a bit less proactive in engaging with the open science approach than some disciplines ...
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Theoretical grounding for Agile/Scrum methodologies in software development

Theoretical integration is unknown to me, and i suspect that many I/Os have not yet heard of scrum and agile. These are relatively new even in their native industry(software). If i had to write my ...
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How to apply different motivational theories to understand career orientation?

Much of the scientific literature in psychology is concerned with proposing and empirically testing theories. However, if you are a practitioner you are interested in how you can apply these ideas to ...
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What is the difference between two models of situation awareness?

Short answer Endsley considers SA to be a product. Smith and Hancock argue that SA is a process. Deciding for a definition is important, since it can determine the focus of the research and ...
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Does the meta-analytic literature overestimate the relationship between conscientiousness and job performance?

I'm posting a summary here (thanks to @DJ Sims for directing me to the paper of interest). Kepes and McDaniel (2015) re-analysed data from an existing meta-analysis. The existing meta-analysis had ...
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Mental Health Optimisation and the Macro Environment

For a high-level overview, I usually start with Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a peer-reviewed, community-contributed, comprehensive source of high-level information. The user community has already done ...
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Does getting any job (no matter how demeaning) builds up one's character?

I suppose much depends on what one means by "building character"; if it's increasing self-esteem, then the answer is probably no, as you've already pointed out. But I don't think that's what most ...
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Possible applications of the big five personality traits testing in human resource departments

Personality testing of (potential) employees is big business, according to the BBC: A 2014 survey of global HR professionals by CEB, one of the largest providers of online talent tests, indicated ...
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Longitudinal consistency of StrengthsFinder

Seems like StrengthFinder and CliftonStrengths are owned by Gallup organisation and there is commercial registration of the tests? The same way as psychometric testing can be commercialised and ...
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How does the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument relate to the Big Five?

There are a few studies that have correlated Big 5 with conflict styles. There are various terminology and measures but many use a similar set of five styles to the TKI. Antonioni (1998) is highly ...
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Does getting any job (no matter how demeaning) builds up one's character?

I'll gladly accept a more elaborate answer, but on a quick search I found a news release for study titled: Lousy jobs hurt your health by the time you’re in your 40s And it's referring to mental ...
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What is restriction of range correction formula when you don't know standard deviation of unrestricted group?

My Answer In this scenario, the unrestricted group is the population of individuals who are in the selection process. For example, Held and Foley (1994, Table 3) https://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/...
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What are ways to assess employability of workers?

One common tool to asses the personal factors of employability is the Work Ability Index (WAI; Tuomi, 1998). The WAI consists of 7 items, which contain one or multiple questions that have to be rated ...
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How to measure employee ownership, team spirit, and collaborative nature?

It sounds like you are talking about a range of concepts. You could look into measures related to: Organisational citizenship behaviour: This tends to look at good discretionary behaviors such as ...
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Can reading a non-fiction book with great curiosity account to taking a break?

A lot depends on your definition of what constitutes 'a break'. Many are likely to argue a break involves relaxing, a 'fun' pastime, which in another question on this site has been discussed to be ...
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Does referring to each other by number in group meetings lead to better results?

This is way outside of my area, but reducing identity expression definitely can increase group conformity. This is the basic idea underlying e.g. school uniforms and cultural restrictions in ...
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Is rapport a cognitive phenomenon?

"Building rapport" is not actually A technique, but a general phrase that may cover a whole lot of specific techniques. "Rapport" does not normally occur in scientific contexts, it mostly occurs ...
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Efficiency drop when joining and splitting teams

Has there has been done any research on why you should or should not join or merge teams in short time periods? One big difference in how the troops were maintained in the second world war was that ...
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