For all you know, your mind could be playing tricks on you. Do you really see yourself and other people in the workplace or does your perception inhibit you from truly seeing at the reality around you?
According to Psychology, there are things that you alone know about yourself, things that others know about you, things that both you and others know about you, and there are blind spots in your personality which remain undetected. These four concepts are encapsulated in a heuristic (experience-based) tool that is commonly used to assess one’s understanding of interpersonal relationships and communications called the Johari window. Read the rest of this entry »
Psychology is a scientific discipline that deals with the behavior and mental processes in human beings and in other animals. This field, which literally means ëthe study of mindí, focuses not only on individual but also in group behavior. Psychologists study a wide range of issues such as intelligence, emotion, learning, perception, cognition, personality, motivation and the level to which individual differences are affected by environment or genetics. They also use different methods like interviews, observations, psychological tests, and statistical analysis in conducting psychological research. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s funny how the workplace can become a hodge-podge of personalities. While it is interesting to have all the different personalities interact with each other on a daily basis, these could sometimes lead to conflicts. It is only a matter of time until one person snaps at another and before a critical meltdown affect the entire organization. Before that happens, it is important that you are equipped with the necessary tools to identify, respond and resolve the problems that come with each type of workplace behavior. In general, there are seven profiles that you should be aware of. Read the rest of this entry »
Industrial Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Work Psychology, Personnel Psychology, I-O Psychology Whatever you call it, it’s the same field that studies and promotes the study of organizations at the workplace.
Originally described by Robert M. Guion, one of the pioneers of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, as the relationship between man and his work, this field has now evolved into a sophisticated science that studies anything from decision-making in relation to one’s work and work environment to job analysis and performance. Today, Industrial-Organization Psychology has branched out into many different fields, all relating to promoting the understanding of the direct relationship between workplace environment, the worker and his output. Read the rest of this entry »
The kind of psychology applied to companies or organizations and in the workplace is called organizational psychology. It is known by many other names such as work psychology, occupational psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and personnel psychology. Organizational psychologists help in the success of an organization by enhancing the well-being and work performance of its people or employees. These psychologists do a lot of research to find out how they can improve the attitude and behavior of employees by means of training programs, hiring practices, and feedback systems.
Organizational psychology has its roots in social psychology. This is why psychologists in such field study how work environment affects peopleís performance and other outcomes like health and job satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »
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