Distances in Organizations Gets a Website!

Virtual teams, mobile work, hierarchies, multiculturalism — distances are ubiquitous in the modern workplace. Recent advances in social psychology identifying a relationship between the distances people consider and their cognition (i.e. their construal level) opened up new avenues for research in organizational behavior (review here). In fact, recent research in justice, leadership, and distributed teams explored important organizational phenomena through the lens of distance. Taken together, these form a corpus of research on “distances in organizations” (DIO); a research literature focused on understanding the interplay between the distances people consider (e.g. temporal, social, spatial), their cognition, and organizationally-relevant behaviors. (more…)