Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Industrial/ Organizational psychology or personnel psychology, however you refer to this field of psychology, the principles and study are the same and the efforts are the same. The workplace is the foundation of our lives, it adds to our personal lives, socially and financially, and the greatest component of the workplace is the production as a result of our work ethics. Industrial/ Organizational psychology focuses on the workplace arena where the goal is to implement structures and offer suggestions that improve or maintain the workplace environment so maximum production is achieved because workers are driven by wanting to see their company be successful. Industrial/ Organizational psychologist are a necessity in the workplace to increase positive relationships between productivity, employees, and employers. Add to introduction. Industrial/ Organizational (I/O) psychology is the branch of psychology that applies psychological theories and principles to organizations. This field of study focuses on increasing workplace productivity and related issues of the physical and mental well-being of employees. Industrial organizational psychologists perform a wide variety of tasks, including studying worker attitudes and behavior, evaluating companies, and conducting leadership training. The overall goal of this field is to study and understand human behavior in the workplace. There are two sides of this study, as the names suggest, Industrial and Organizational. The industrial side involves looking at how to best match individuals to specific job roles by assessing employee characteristics and matching these individuals to jobs that they will perform well. This side also offers training employees, developing job performance standards, and measuring job performance. The organizational side of psychology is more focused on understanding how organizations affect individual behavior. Organizational structures, social norms, management styles, and role expectations are...
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