Title

Using developmental assessment centers to foster workplace fairness

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-2006

Abstract

Developmental assessment centers (DACs) have become a popular means for providing coaching, feedback, and experiential learning opportunities for managers. Typically, these programs focus on traditional leadership competencies such as communication, problem solving, and conflict management. The purpose of this article is to encourage psychologist-managers to consider the DAC method for fostering development in the area of fairness. After reviewing the DAC method, we discuss the concept of organizational justice (fairness) and its impact on employee attitudes and performance. We then provide an illustration of how a DAC program to develop fairness skills might be designed and implemented.

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Psychologist-Manager Journal

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page

45

Last Page

170

ISSN

1088-7156

Identifier

10.1207/s15503461tpmj0902_6

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15503461tpmj0902_6