Process improvement, Assessments, Organizational Change
I/O psychology is the 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 problems that improve the well-being and performance of an organization and its employees.
I/O psychologists look at questions such as: How are decisions made? How effective is communication? How do team members interact and collaborate? Knowing the answers to these questions and many others help business owners assess where to change systems and dynamics to make their company function better.
Our I/O Services
Policy Planning - Officials are recognizing that their policies may stand or fall on social, cognitive, and emotional factors that economists have traditionally neglected. Given their position at the top table, it is perhaps unsurprising — if ironic — that economists themselves have communicated this point. Behavioral economics, essentially a combination of economics and psychology, has provided a new bridge between policymakers and psychological findings.
Talent Management - Say hello to the only assessment tool that doesn’t throw out your job applicants’ data once the role is filled. Our Talent Recommendation Engine gives you the talent data you need — from new hires to tenured employees alike — to make informed talent management and career pathing decisions at every stage of the employee journey.
Talent Acquisitions - Predictive talent data enables enterprises to unlock the potential of every applicant. And when people are hired for roles where their superpowers shine, employees and organizations win.
Outside Counsel to Human Resources - When finance and legal have additional needs beyond their capacity, they have outside help. Now its time for HR to have the same. Our I/O team expertly helps manage elevated problems quickly and effectively.
Training and Development Design - I/O psychologists can help organizations create systems and approaches that align training and development programs with business goals (e.g., driving revenue).
Improving Management - I/O psychologists are uniquely qualified to develop programs and processes that enable participants to build and improve leadership skills. This includes but is not limited to the use and interpretation of personality and skill-based assessments, assessment centers, instruction, role plays, and action learning assignments.
Synthesizing Work Styles - As 85% of employees dealing with conflict on some level every day, and 34% of which is related to stress, it is important for an I/O psychologist to determine causes, and find solutions that are uniquely tailored to that organizations needs.
Improving Engagement and Productivity - Enhance employee engagement by creating greater awareness of an individual’s role, team, manager, and cultural motivators.
Strategic Planning - Combined with our HR Tech Stack, our I/O team creates a one of a kind deliverable, Psynamics 360, which collaborates with a team for a strategic planning experience unmatched.
Global Agriculture Business
Industry: Consumer goods/Farm products
Location: Miami, FL
Size: 18,500 employees / $1.8B
Publicly traded company that grows, packages, and distributes fresh produce globally, as well as prepared food to various retail outlets.
Immediately after acquiring their smaller, more agile competitor, this global company realized quickly that their typical post-integration process was not adequate for the cultural contrast of the new firm. The CEO charged the Chief HR Officer to revamp the integration process, as they went. With a large HR department already in place, what the CHRO needed specifically was an experienced resource to advise along the way. Psynamics offered Outside Counsel to the CHRO and her team, advising on new practices, anticipating potential risks, removing hidden impediments, fostering social dynamics, and course-correcting in ways that built employee confidence. Using a set of inventive modalities from our HR Management and Consulting services, we swiftly shaped the psychological and social dynamics at play as the two successful and radically different cultures with incredibly capable talent successfully become one company.
“We absolutely delivered on this pivotal acquisition because while I was leading the change, Stacy was designing it with me at the same time. Brilliant!”
Chief HR Officer
The integration achieved 100% employee retention, no loss of revenue, and the stock price went up.