Ind/Org Psychology

How Does Industrial Psychology Apply to EHS&S?

Industrial_Psychology257225208_std.81210005_stdIndustrial-Organizational Psychology is the application of the study of human behavior to the workplace. Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists employ an evidence-based approach, utilizing research and data to make recommendations and implement improvements that enhance the effectiveness of organizations, help manage risk, and deliver improved business results. I-O psychologists pursue advanced training that prepares them for work in an array of settings. I-O psychologists can be found in academia, corporations, the government, and nonprofits, as well as consulting firms.
Areas in which I-O psychologists practice include:

  • Talent Assessment & Selection
  • Leadership Feedback & Development
  • Organization Culture & Climate
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Executive Coaching & Development
  • Succession Planning
  • M&A Due Diligence & Integration
  • High Potential Identification & Development
  • Employee Engagement

I/O Psychologists use the scientist/practitioner model to keep the academic focus of the profession aimed at activities that enhance the workplace for employees and the organizations that depend on them to accomplish business objectives.  By using these methods I/O Psychologists guide employers in optimizing the work environment to allow peak performance in many functional areas including EHS&S.  It is the use of theories and practices for human performance that give organizations a new level to use to achieve missions and targets.

Important I/O Links

The I/O Psychology Profession

Career Resources

Culture Transformation

Human Performance Improvement

Behavioral Economics – Theories on Decision Making

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