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Who Needs a Needs Analysis Anyway?

When I teach my students about training, I stress the importance of needs analysis–the method by which trainers address skill gaps at the individual, group,…




Another Defense of the MBTI

One can find fault with the MBTI, and no doubt with many personality-assessment mechanisms. But there is no escaping types. We freely diagnose people all…


Step Right Up!

Can you guess which social science experiments replicated successfully and which did not – just from reading a brief description of their results? Depending on how…



Well Done!

“With the company for just three years, Lam, who has a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology, “has moved the organization from a ‘pencil and paper,’ ‘command…


Head Games

Jimmy Johnson picked up two Super Bowl rings and a national championship in a three-decade long career, but in all reality fell into coaching by…


IO Psych Term: Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship, a dimension of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is “an employee’s willingness to tolerate less-than-ideal working conditions and circumstances without complaining.” Source: Nielsen, T. M., Bachrach,…


A Non-Smoking Smoke Break

Is using social media for personal business a counterproductive work behavior? Maybe, but it’s also a break. Interesting little study here and a good use…