New research from Washington University in St. Louis revealed that employees who are “true believers” of the mission of their employer generally gain more status and influence in that organization, noted an article on Newswise.com.
The article noted that in companies that follow a true mission (whether for-profit or not-for-profit), the more the employee is aligned with that mission, the better their chances are for being a key player.
However, the study noted that you can’t fake believing in the mission or values of the company. That doesn’t work.
The study was entitled: “Status and the True Believer: The Impact of Psychological Contracts on Social Status Attributions of Friendship and Influence.” According to the Newswise.com article, the full study is scheduled to appear in the management journal Organization Science.