A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of IO psych.
Sy Islam and Gordon Schmidt on Debunking and Testing Business Practices
Should we should spend less time testing our own theories and more time testing business practices as they're actually implemented in organizations? Can I-O psychologists improve Lean Management? What's the difference between testing and debunking? All this, and more, in my interview with Dr. Sy Islam (Talent Metrics Consulting, Farmingdale State College) and Dr. Gordon Schmidt (Purdue University Fort Wayne) about their paper Getting in the Game: I-O Psychologists as Debunkers and Testers of Business Practice.
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Alison Horstmeyer on Curiosity and Thought Leadership
What's the difference between an expert and a thought leader? What's the big deal about curiosity? What's the shadow side of curiosity? What does too much curiosity look like? If you're curious, check out this episode with Dr. Alison Horstmeyer (Website, LinkedIn). Visit the episode page for a full transcript.
Roni Reiter-Palmon on Creativity
How should an I-O psychologist think about creativity? How do we define, operationalize, and measure it? What's the relationship between creativity and expertise? What is problem construction and why is it so crucial to creativity? What's the role of time, attention, and perspective-taking? In this episode, I talk to Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon, an I-O psychologist who has spent her career studying creativity at the individual, team, and organizational levels. I learned a ton in this interview and I hope you will, too. Be sure to check out the full transcript on the episode page.
Jared Lock on Organizational Culture
Jared Lock began his I-O journey at the University of Tulsa, studying under Bob and Joyce Hogan. These days, he heads up The JDL Group, a consulting firm he founded that employs a network of 40 licensed I-O psychologists. We start our conversation by learning about Jared's personal I-O journey and what he learned from the Hogans. We then discuss organizational culture, including why I-Os tend to disqualify themselves from conversations with business leaders, how to find the difference between "the words on the wall" and the actual organizational culture, and why it's important for both individuals and organizations to be upfront about who they really are.
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Mike Urick on A Manager's Guide to Using the Force
Mike Urick, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management and Operational Excellence and the Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Management program at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. In this episode I talk to Mike about his new book, A Manager's Guide to Using the Force: Leadership Lessons from a Galaxy Far Far Away. Visit Mike's webpage or connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn. Be sure to visit the episode page for a full transcript.
Daniel Krantz on Perseverance in the Doctoral Journey
Everyone who earns a PhD has a story to tell, but some stories are more interesting than others. Unfortunately, what makes a story interesting is hardship. Today's guest, Dr. Daniel Krantz, a freshly-minted PhD in I-O psych from the University of Akron, had to overcome more than his share of obstacles in the past few years. Along the way, he's learned some lessons about adaptability and perseverance that we can all learn from.
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To everyone involved; huge shout out. As a student from Germany it is inspiring to get an international perspective from professionals on topics relevant to IO. Relevant for basically everyone who is looking to get a deeper insight into the workplace from a psychology