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Month: June 2017

Psychology, Personalities, & Management

Psychology, Personalities, & Management

As a manager, it is important to pay attention to the types of personalities of your employees. Understanding the psychology behind different personalities provides knowledge that can help manage employees properly. When you are familiar with how your employees behave, what motivates them, and their tendencies/strengths/shortcomings, you can predict certain outcomes. Here are a few examples: Type Traits What to watch out for Perfectionist/Obsessive Compulsive   Disciplined Self Control Reliable Procrastinate Rigid Can’t handle criticism   Narcissist   Arrogant Competitive…

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I/O psych, Organization Development, & Change Management

I/O psych, Organization Development, & Change Management

  The purpose of this weblog is to differentiate between I/O psychology, Organization Development, and Change Management. These terms are often used interchangeably though they are very different. Nguyen (2016, May 9) offers these definitions for each: Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychology is a field of psychology that studies people, work behavior (performance of tasks), and work settings to understand how behavior can be influenced, changed, and enhanced to benefit employees and organizations (Zedeck, 2011). Organization development is a system-wide application and…

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Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is extremely important in any organization. It is also important for managers to take actions to ensure that their employees stay engaged in their day to day activities. Employee engagement can be referred to as the connection and commitment employees exhibit toward an organization, resulting in higher levels of productive work behaviors. Managers worldwide state that increasing employee engagement is one of their top five global business strategies.1 Employee engagement can greatly affect employee retention, productivity and loyalty….

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