Before I started writing I was thinking quite a bit about its title. I mean to think differently since I believe Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology carries a little more importance on any other matters. So after finishing the writing, when I confirm its title, then I am sure the title is very much accurate. Yes, I-O Psychology Affects Directly On Organization’s Develop Or Destroy. Why I am claiming like this, will be clear after reading this article attentively.
WHO has observed that working conditions not only cause specific occupational diseases but may play a much wider role among the many determinants of a worker’s health. Studies detected the early indicators of health impairment. Like, Unspecific symptoms, including diffuse aches and pains, disturbed sleep, apprehension, anxiety, and mild forms of depression, are relatively common among working populations.
Now a day every sphere of life is very stressful. Especially, at the workplace. Anyone who has ever held a job, of course at least once in his life will say that the office must sometimes be a stressful and even volatile environment. Stress, as perceived in working people, is linked to a diversity of factors in the working environment and in the social setting. Great social changes are taking place in both industrialized and developing countries. While industrialized countries are currently experiencing rapid automation in relation to both production and services, developing countries are at a more fundamental stage of transition, from traditional ways of life to new types of products and methods of work. So, a huge competition has arisen. Remember!!! This competition is the root cause.
What is really happening to the corporate world?
Here everyone is in the race. Almost No one has time to look at others. Everyone is busy to reach the target and wants to be successful in his/her own way.
Then what are the basic stressors?
I am mentioning the most common workplace stressors in a very brief form in below.
High or insufficient workloads.
Lack of control over work activities.
Lack of interpersonal support.
Employees are asked to perform tasks to which they are unsuited.
Weak or ineffective managers.
Poor physical working environments.
A “Blame Game Culture” within the organization
Lack of recognition and appreciation.
Being constantly interrupted and personality problems.
Bullying and harassment (even allusive).
Hence Why these?
Because in the business arena, an organization needs profit and it wants to sustain in the competitive market. But everyone should know profitability is often dependant on multiple factors:
A good product.
Teams that communicate well.
Employees who are motivated, well trained, and committed to the Organization’s goals.
We can say, Success is also tied to a business ability to identify and resolve workplace’s issues at both the individual and Organizational level.
Want to solve now!
To solve the condition is not an event; it’s a kind of continuous process. For the betterment of an Organization, the I-O (Industrial/Organizational) Psychology can play an important role. I-O is a scientific study of human behavior in the workplace. It focuses on assessing individual, group and Organizational dynamics and using that research to identify solutions to the specific problems that improve the well-being and the performance of an Organization. I-O psychology also reduces the personal and interpersonal conflict also.
So, if any Organization really wants to get profit, it should strengthen the I-O psychological support.
I am writing an article about this particular problem and its empirical solution. I have added some case studies there to understand this very crucial phenomenon very clearly.
It’s not too late to publish that article, so keep eye on the alert.