Three Advantages of a Master’s Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

In recent years, one particularly rewarding branch within the field of psychology has become that of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology). Businesses – realizing that the effectiveness of their workforce is determined largely in part by the psychological principles that govern the individual employees and the group as a whole – have turned to

Three Traits of Successful CEOs

As the number of new companies continue to grow at an ever-increasing rate, more and more driven entrepreneurs and businessmen and women are able to pursue the role of Chief Executive Officer. If you aspire to become the CEO of an organization, consider working towards attaining these three characteristics that are common to successful CEOs:

The Future of Intrapreneurship

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The Future of Intrapreneurship

The business world is changing, and the intrapreneur – once a role that barely even existed – is now gaining more and more predominance. As companies seek out creative, self-driven employees to expand their brand with new ideas, the future of the intrapreneur looks very bright. What is an Intrapreneur? Intrapreneurs are employees who behave

Flexible Employee Benefits: The Pros and Cons of an Unlimited Vacation Policy

A growing trend among employers is the practice of offering workers unlimited paid time off (PTO). High-profile companies, such as LinkedIn and Netflix, have begun to adopt this policy in the hopes of both attracting competitive candidates and improving employee performance. While some argue for the policy’s effectiveness, others insist that the concept is both

Shuffling the Charts: Alternative Organizational Structures in Business

  Businesses have long used some form of a traditional hierarchy structure to operate. This system involves employees reporting to supervisors, who then have their own supervisors — and so on. Most employees are accustomed to this structure. But is there a better way? More and more businesses are considering alternative organizational structures. Zappos, GitHub,

How to Build Credibility as a New Manager

Only 49 percent of employees trust their senior management, according to Inc. In addition, just 28 percent of workers believe their CEOs are a source of credible information. These statistics show how difficult building credibility can be for management. Managers who are unable to build credibility face a variety of problems that can hurt their

Six Assumptions About Healthy and Successful Organizations

For more than 30 years, I have helped people in organizations improve their skills in many areas:  problem solving, work processes, communication, teamwork, management and customer relations. Large corporations. Small family-owned businesses. For-profit and non-profit organizations. Organizations in both the private and public sectors. I am passionately committed to my career as an Industrial and

Office Space: Evaluating 5 Types of Office Environments

Your workspace is important to your overall satisfaction with your job and productivity. You can accomplish tasks more quickly and efficiently in a workspace where you’re able to focus. If privacy is an issue in your office environment, you’re more likely to struggle with completing work. Even though companies like Google and Facebook champion open

The Manager’s Guide to Fostering Creativity in the Workplace

Given the rapid pace and competitive nature of the business world, companies are highly interested in innovations that will set them apart. Is fostering creativity the answer? Managers have the opportunity to take the lead and explore ways to make their workplace ideal for creative thinking and sparking innovation.   The Benefits of a Creative

Top-down vs. Bottom-up Management Styles

Throughout the history of American business, one type of management style has essentially dominated workplaces: top-down management. Supervisors tell their employees what tasks to complete, and employees complete them. This is still the basis for most organizations across all industries. However, as employers work harder to keep up with the rapidly shifting economy, some organizations

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