Change SIG

08/28/2015 8:30 AM | Mary Charles Blakebrough (Administrator)

The Evidence-Based Approach to Workplace Success - Friday, August 28th 8:30-10:30 AM - near Streets at Southpoint Mall

Mason Lantay is a Psychology and Management Studies student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since taking his first social psychology class in 2011, Mason has been fascinated with ways experimental psychology could be applied to improve employee happiness and productivity in the workplace. Currently employed in Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Decision Research, Mason has worked for three research labs and is in the process of designing the University of North Carolina's First-Year Male Student Leadership Retreat for the Office of New Student & Carolina Parent Programs.

When addressing organizational issues, we pull from experience, advice, and intuition in order to come up with the best solutions; but how can we be certain that our plans will work? In the past 80 years, psychologists have used the experimental method to discover and virtually prove ways to increase worker motivation, happiness, and creativity, among many other aspects key to organizational success. 

However, despite the wealth of applicable information that psychology has revealed, many professionals remain unaware that this research even exists, and even fewer know how to correctly apply it. During this talk we will learn key findings about workplace behavior, how psychological research works, and how the experimental method can help to compliment your own expertise in the field of organizational development.

For more information, contact SIG leaders, Vickie Bevenour  or Mary Charles Blakebrough (919-493-5424).