Articles by Ben Butina, Ph.D.


I/O, HR and BE, Oh My!

The new kid on our “alphabet block” (see: title of this article) is Behavioral Economics (“BE”).  Unlike classical economics, which focuses on how people ought…



New IO Psych Blog on Psychology Today

James Beck, Ph.D., an associate professor of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada is writing a new blog for Psychology…


Kick Some Glass

New to the market: Kick Some Glass: The Rule Smashing Guide for Motivated Women Who Want to Stop Following Someone Else’s Rules and Take Charge of…



Hard Targets for CSR

In short, if you want to incentivize corporate social responsibility through executive compensation, set hard, quantifiable targets. As with almost any other goal, if it’s…


Sorry I’m Late!

Showing up late to a meeting damages your interpersonal relationships. The later you are, the more damage you’ve caused. The more “controllable” your excuse, the…


Superhero Syndrome

“I’ll just do it myself.” ✦ “No thanks, I better handle this one.” ✦ “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” ✦ “I…