The primary mission of the Chair in Mobilization of Individuals, Groups and Organizations is to improve and disseminate scientific and professional knowledge pertaining to all aspects of organizational mobilization, whether these organizations be private or public, for profit or nonprofit. The Chair focuses, though not exclusively, on five main areas of interest:
- High-level research which aims to increase knowledge of mobilization, and more specifically, improve our understanding of the behaviors which define mobilization, the consequences of mobilization on individuals, groups and organizations, as well as the organizational and psychological factors which bring about and sustain mobilization;
- The sharing of knowledge on mobilization through seminars, conferences, trainings, and publications, as much for the university community as for practitioners;
- The training of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate-level students to develop the management and research skills required to understand mobilization, and to implement mobilizing strategies;
- Cooperation with various organizations and agencies in the application of research aiming to increase the mobilization of managers and employees;
- Sustaining and increasing HEC Montréal’s leadership role in the area of mobilization.
The following are examples of the Chair’s current and future research interests:
- The characteristics of emerging mobilization in private vs public organizations;
- The effects of mobilization on employee well-being, team performance and customer satisfaction;
- The conditions/limitations which determine whether mobilization has or does not have a positive influence on individuals, groups and organizations;
- Manager behaviors which lead to mobilization or demobilization;
- How humor and remuneration in the workplace influence mobilization;
- How psychological states (support, confidence, recognition), well beyond their intensity, influence mobilization;
- Mobilizing practices in human resource management.