Kurt Kraiger is Department Chair and Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University, USA. He is a Fellow and former President of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and is also a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He is a noted expert on training and training evaluation, having published or presented over 140 papers on training and related topics. He is the editor of Creating, Implementing, and Managing Effective Training and Development: State-of-the-Art Lessons for Practice (Jossey-Bass, 2001) and the co-editor of Improving Training Effectiveness in Work Organizations (1997). He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Business and Psychology.
Jonathan Passmore (Series Editor) is Professor of Psychology at the University of Evora, Portugal, and Managing Director of Embrion, a psychology consulting company working across Europe and the Middle East. He is a chartered psychologist, holds five degrees, and has an international reputation for his work in coaching and leadership. He has published widely books on the themes of leadership, personal development and change, and served as editor for the Association for Coaching book series. He speaks widely at conferences across the world and has published over 100 journal papers and book chapters.
Nuno Rebelo dos Santos is Professor of Psychology at the University of Evora, Portugal, and is the Director of the PhD program in Coaching. He has been a faculty member for several PhD and master courses, including the Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology and the Erasmus Mundus Intensive Program in Human Resources and Knowledge Management in Health and Social Care. He has worked for more than 20 years in executive training and development and his research focuses on performance development and cooperation in organizations.
Sigmar Malvezzi is Professor and Researcher of Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil. He received his PhD at the Department of Organizational Behavior at the University of Lancaster, UK, and the degree of “Livre Docente” at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has lectured at the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo and at the Business School of Fundação Getulio Vargas. His research has explored professional and career development with focus on the building of professional identity. His most recent book is Gramáticas Actuales de la Relación Hombre-Trabajo (2012).
Every year, thousands of visitors come from around the world to visit Menlo Innovations, a small software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They make the trek not to learn about technology but to witness a radically different approach to company culture.
CEO and “Chief Storyteller” Rich Sheridan removed the fear and ambiguity that typically make a workplace miserable. His own experience in the software industry taught him that, for many, work was marked by long hours and mismanaged projects with low-quality results. There had to be a better way.
With joy as the explicit goal, Sheridan and his team changed everything about how the company was run. They established a shared belief system that supports working in pairs and embraces making mistakes, all while fostering dignity for the team.
The results blew away all expectations. Menlo has won numerous growth awards and was named an Inc. magazine “audacious small company.” It has tripled its physical office three times and produced products that dominate markets for its clients.
Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan and Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results. Sheridan also shows how to run smarter meetings and build cultural training into your hiring process.
Joy, Inc. offers an inspirational blueprint for readers in any field who want a committed, energizing atmosphere at work—leading to sustainable business results.
Coinciding with the growing international interest in the application of psychology to organizations, the work offers a unique depth of analysis from an explicitly psychological perspective. Each chapter includes a detailed literature review that offers academics, researchers, scientist-practitioners, and students an invaluable frame of reference. Coverage is built around competencies set forth by regulatory agencies including the APA and BPS, and includes cyberloafing, ergonomics of human-computer interaction at work, permanent accessibility and work-life balance, and trust in online environments.
This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of positivity and strengths-based approaches at work. It provides critical reviews of key topics such as resilience, wellbeing, hope, motivation, flow, authenticity, positive leadership and engagement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Kim Cameron, Shane Lopez, Peter Clough and Robert Biswas-Diener.
This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of team working and collaborative organizational processes. It provides critical reviews of key topics related to teams including design, diversity, leadership, trust processes and performance measurement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Linda Argote, Neal Ashkanasy, Robert Kraut, Floor Rink and Daan van Knippenberg.