CORALS' Journal of Applied Research 2023-05-17T18:49:34+00:00 Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis Open Journal Systems <p>Launched in 2023, the CORALS’ Journal of Applied Research is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly journal, and ready to accept papers to publish. Please review our policies and submission process and let us know how we can help you. We have manuscript conversion and editing support services, and discounts for bundled services. We specifically encourage new researchers to submit articles! We use licenses from Creative Commons.</p> <p>Note our scope and focus for articles in the “Submissions, Policies, and Pricing” tab. We are specifically looking for current research that <strong>helps bridge the gap between theory and practice</strong> in fields of work that impact how humans interact, survive, and persevere. Articles about research methods are welcomed if they show meaningful insights that will help other practical researchers improve data collection or analysis methods.</p> <p>Please consider publishing with us if you are in any of the following groups:</p> <ul> <li>Post-doctorates who want to publish their dissertation, thesis, or capstone projects (in article format).</li> <li>Professors who need to publish to avoid <em>perishing</em> (i.e., for tenure or teaching requirements).</li> <li>Researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business, education, medical, veterinary, legal (including law enforcement), engineering, IT, and other practical professions.</li> <li>PhDs who are adjuncts and not affiliated with teaching institutions but want IRB-sponsored research and a place to publish.</li> <li>Anyone else who is struggling to find the right journal for their article.</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong><strong>We welcome you to submit your article!</strong></p> Leading From Behind the Screen: Business Leaders Adapting to Virtual Performance Management 2023-05-17T18:49:34+00:00 Sara Ashwood Amanda Tanner <p>Leaders of financial organizations do not have sufficient competencies to lead virtual employees, which contributes to lower engagement and retention rates. This qualitative inquiry technique study explored eight financial leaders’ perspectives on the competencies required to effectively lead and engage a virtual team. Six themes emerged from the data: The importance of consistent, frequent communication to support engagement and collaboration in a virtual environment, the importance of leaders managing performance by holding employees accountable to achieve expectations while providing role clarity, clear priorities, and ensuring productivity, the importance of leaders getting to know their employees both personally and professionally, their goals and motivations, and encouraging and empowering employees to make decisions while providing development opportunities, the importance of having competence using technology effectively to communicate, enhance employee engagement, and be available to employees, the importance of leaders embracing new ways of work, changing technology, and different team dynamics while understanding and respecting work-life balance, and the importance of leaders recognizing the value each employee brings. Virtual leaders must adapt and improve their skills and methods in a remote setting to promote the success of their employees and achieve results.</p> 2023-05-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Dr. Sara Ashwood, Dr. Amanda Tanner