Industrial and organizational psychologists help develop strategies that optimize human potential and build better organizations by focusing on the behaviours within specific environmental, technological and social environment of a workplace.
Industrial and organizational psychologists contribute to an organization's success by resolving its human problems and improving the performance and well-being of its people.
This encyclopedia presents a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational behaviour including: the development of individual employees; the factors of overall organizational structure; the use of psychology and the analysis of human behaviour which plays a significant roles in the contemporary workplace; workplaces increasingly impacted by government influences; growing consumer awareness; skill shortages; and the changing nature of the workforce.
Key themes include:
Ethical and Legal Issues;
Measurement Theory and Statistics;
Understanding and Assessing Individual Differences;
Employment, Staffing and Career Issues;
Developing, Training and Evaluating Employees;
Productive and Counterproductive Employee Behaviour;
Motivation and Job Design;
Leadership and Management;
Groups, Teams and Working with Others;
Employee Well-Being and Attitudes;
Organizational Structure, Design and Change;
Professional Organizations and Related Fields.