Design’s Next Frontier: Nudging Consumers Into Making Better Life Choices. The following is adapted from an Artefact white paper.
The full version may be downloaded here. Recent advances in neuroscience and behavioral economics, cognitive psychology and anthropology are helping us better understand how our brains work and how decision-making takes place. A core finding of this work is that we are not primarily the products of our conscious thinking; we are instead the products of thinking that happens below the level of awareness. Reason, it turns out, is highly dependent on emotional value judgments and therefore is highly susceptible to bias. How Organizational Psychology Fosters a Productive Workplace. Psychology is sometimes used to teach people to operate on a healthier level by establishing methods of communication.
The key to solving problems is finding out what people are thinking, how they feel about certain issues, and then teaching them how to properly communicate their thoughts to others. Organizational psychology is a form of psychology that uses these principles to foster a more productive work environment. The ultimate goal of organizational psychology is to increase productivity by heightening the morale of employees. One of the things an organizational psychologist does is help workers understand how they interact with their co-workers and, if necessary, how to make the changes needed to develop satisfactory relationships in the workplace.
How Organizational Psychology Works. Creative Organizational Design - COD - Articles - Psychology In The Workplace. Using psychology to facilitate leadership, teamwork, profitability and workplace satisfaction.
Erik Erikson was a famous Danish psychologist who developed a very useful theory about how we mature. He talked about leadership, getting along with others and making sense of our world. Although every psychology student knows about Erikson, the business world has been slow to realize that his theory also applies to the workplace. Erikson said that at each one of eight stages we learn how to master a specific task. Evidence-Based I–O Psychology: Not There Yet - BRINER - 2011 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 15.301 Managerial Psychology, Fall 2006.