Adopting an Evidence-Based Management (EBM) approach, this book provides the best evidence available on a wide range of topics from Industrial and Organizational Psychology to help managers base their decisions on scientific findings. Drawing on principles and methods first developed by Evidence-Based Medicine, EBM aims to promote the use of scientific knowledge in organizational and managerial decision making. Based on this idea, the book seeks to establish a dialogue between researchers and professionals of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Management fields, translating scientific knowledge into useful resources that can be used to inform practitioner's decisions and interventions in topics such as:
- Creativity in organizations
- Optimism and hope
- Engagement at work
- Life and career planning
- Innovation in organizations
- Cultural diversity and inclusion in organizations
- Social networks
- Ageing at organizational context
- Work/life balance
- Positive rule breaking
- Time pressure, Pacing styles and polychronicity
Elaine Rabelo Neiva is a professor of the graduate program in Social, Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Brasília, Brazil. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Brasília, with a split PhD period at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, and postdoctoral studies at the Columbia University, USA. Professor Neiva is a member of the International Association for Applied Psychology and her main research interests are organizational change, organizational analysis and diagnosis, social network and power in organizations.
Claudio Vaz Torres is a professor of the graduate program in Social, Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Brasília, Brazil. He has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, USA, with postdoctoral studies in Marketing at Griffith University, Australia; in Cross Cultural Research at the University of Sussex, England; and in Cross Cultural Psychology and Human Values at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Torres is a member of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology and reviewer of the following journals: Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology (JCCP) and International Journal of Intercultural Research (IJIR). His main research interests are cross cultural psychology, consumer psychology and diversity on organizations.
Helenides Mendonça is professor of the graduate program in Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Brazil. She has PhD in Psychology from the University of Brasília, Brasil, with postdoctoral studies at the University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. Her main research interests are well-being, creativity and innovative work behavior and its relationships with personal resources (employee mindfulness and coping), organizational resources and performance.
Chapter 1. Introduction: The gap between research and professional practice in work and organizational psychology: tensions, beliefs and options.- Chapter 2. Creativity at work: trends and perspectives.- Chapter 3. Optimism and Hope in Work Organizations.- Chapter 4. Work engagement.- Chapter 5.Ageing in Brazil and Portugal and its impact on the organizational context.- Chapter 6. Life and Career Planning: current challenges.- Chapter 7. Work/life balance in a scenario of Brazilian change: Theoretical aspects and possibilities of interventions.- Chapter 8. The Psychology of Entrepreneurship.- Chapter 9. Innovation in organizations: main research results and their practical implications.- Chapter 10. Positive rule breaking and implications for organizations.- Chapter 11. Time Pressure, Pacing Styles and Polychronicity: Implications for Organizational Management.- Chapter 12. Cultural diversity and inclusion in organizations: State-of-the-arts and challenges.- Chapter 13. Social network analysis in organizations as management support tool.- Chapter 14. Expatriates: The multinationality of multinational and national firms.