The Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (2017) identified the following topics as some recent workplace trends that will
affect businesses and influence the work of I/O Psychologists in upcoming years:
Increased Focus on Employee Health and Wellness – Organizations will be expected to respond to increased workplace stress by utilizing
strategies to protect employee health and well-being. I/O psychologists can design stress management training, look for ways to enhance
employee work–life balance, or improve safety.
training/programs and study the benefits/challenges of creating an environment of inclusion.
The Changing Nature of Performance Management — Organizations have faced issues with traditional performance management systems proving
ineffective or negatively influencing culture. I/O psychologists can work to identify new formal and informal strategies to manage
performance throughout the employee lifecycle.
Your task is to select one of these two workplace trends and determine how research from another field of psychology (i.e., cognitive,
health, social, personality, and neuropsychology) can be used to inform I/O psychology’s research and practice related to this trend. In
your paper, you must:
Summarize your chosen workplace trend and how it relates to I/O psychology research and practice. Cite one scholarly article on a topic
related to this trend.
Describe your selected field of psychology (i.e., cognitive, health, social, personality, and neuropsychology).
Explain how research, theory, or principles from your selected field can be used to help I/O psychologists understand your chosen
workplace trend. Specifically, address how information from this other field can be used to inform I/O psychology’s research and practice
related to this trend. Cite one scholarly article describing the research, theory, or principles you will apply from your selected field.
Summarize the benefits and drawbacks of applying research and theory from outside I/O psychology to understand your selected workplace
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly
resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 3-4 pages, not including title and reference pages