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Call for Newsletter Submissions
Division 1: Work and Organizational Psychology members are asked to submit contributions to the newsletter. Contributions should be relevant to the practice and research of work and organizational psychology. Contributions can take on various forms such as research, reviews, commentaries, discussions, events, and practitioner tips. Please send contribution ideas or materials to your Division 1 Communications Officer, Lynda Zugec.
Are you attending the Centennial Congress of Applied Psychology in Cancun, Mexico December 13-17 (2020)? If so, be sure to look out for the "Hot Topics" being presented by Division 1. They include:
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have changed the nature of the workplace – both in positive and negative ways. Thanks to advanced computer science, we have machines capable of intelligent behavior and the ability to replace humans in carrying out tasks, solving workplace problems, and improving productivity. At the same time, AI comes with workplace challenges and unintended consequences that must be addressed.
- Diversity and Inclusion at Work
Thanks to increases in technology and global markets, many organizations today have an international presence. As a result, we face an even greater demand to develop strategies and tactics in the workplace where everyone has equal rights and equal opportunities to succeed. Along with the benefits of globalization and diversity is the rise of populism, racism, and sexism.
- Changing Nature of Work and Gig Economy
The nature of work is changing. Organizations grow rapidly thanks to technology. These advances have altered the boundaries of organizations and created new challenges to the production model. Technology has made it easier for businesses to impact more people and at a faster rate than ever before. The most visible change in the form of employment is the „Gig Economy.” The Gig Economy is a system where work is contracted on a freelance short-term basis, often using technology to connect workers and employers.
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