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The Psychology of Work
Insights into Successful Working Practices
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About the book
The Psychology of Work integrates psychological theory with personal narrative from global industry leaders, as well as those entering the workforce, to offer tangible insights into the real world of work. It is ideal for students, professionals and anyone with an interest in how successful organizations operate. It charts the development of the field of organizational psychology and provides the key theoretical frameworks. Crucially, it explores how these can be utilized to enhance organizational culture, and why this is so relevant and important in the modern workplace.
Through the inclusion of interviews with students, The Psychology of Work reveals what the future workforce expect of the organizations that they are going into and encourages students reading the book to reflect on what kind of leaders they would like to be. The book is also a valuable resource to support professionals and practitioners, highlighting current working practices and the need for change, offering practical guidance on how to bring the 'humane' back into organizational life.
About the authors
In the ever-evolving world of work this refreshing publication narrates the journey of industrial and organizational psychology development through the years. Using an insightful blend of the theoretical and the practical, it spotlights a number of real-life work challenges as seen through the eyes of employees, teams, managers and leaders.
Of interest to students and also more mature business readers seeking a useful synopsis of the classical theories related to the world of work and their application, this accessible book draws insights from a wide range of industries and occupations, and poses some interesting questions as to where we go from here in the world of work.
- Mark Carter, PwC HR Services Ireland Markets Leader