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    What is Business Psychology?

    • 8 May 2024

    A business or organisational psychologist is a professional who applies psychological principles and practices to the world of business and organisational settings.

    We use our expertise in psychology to help individuals and organisations improve various aspects of work, leadership, and performance. Our ways of working are evidence-based and supported by a strong code of ethics.

    So, here’s an overview of what we business psychologists do:

    Leadership Development

    We work with individuals in leadership positions to enhance their leadership skills.

    This can involve coaching, feedback, and leadership training programs to improve decision-making, communication, and team management. Often we act as mirrors, providing unbiased information to leaders about the effectiveness of their approach, both in the form of leadership style and of strategy.

    Understanding when people are at their best and what de-rails them (including leaders) is a vital part of self-awareness and development.

    For example, if we’re warm, friendly and able to build relationships, does that agreeableness sometimes result in us becoming a “pleaser” and taking on activities that are to our individual detriment?

    Performance Management

    Business psychologists help design performance evaluation systems and provide guidance on how to provide constructive feedback to employees. This often includes helping reducing the impact of confirmation and other biases. We may also address performance-related issues within teams or departments.

    This approach is tailored by organisation to nurture the behaviours, approaches and decisions that support the specific business, whilst also maintaining consistency and regulatory rigour required for HR systems.

    Organisational Development

    We assist organisations in managing change and improving overall effectiveness. This includes analysing organisational culture, facilitating teamwork, and implementing strategies for growth and development.

    With this analysis, we can suggest interventions, approaches and systems that will develop the foundations of your organisation – particularly the cultureal and social norms that inform how people behave.

    Stress and Wellbeing

    Business psychologists address workplace stress and mental health issues by developing programs and interventions to support employee wellbeing. This might involve stress management workshops, resilience training, and mental health awareness initiatives.

    It might also involve self-awareness of our own personality traits and states, and how these affect how we each perceive and process the world around us.

    Conflict Resolution

    We mediate and help resolve conflicts within the workplace. This may involve facilitating communication between employees, conducting conflict resolution training, and implementing conflict management strategies.

    It might also involve understanding ourselves and empathising with others, through learning about how we view similar situations, actions and behaviours differently based on our own life experiences, personalities and biases.

    Training and Development

    Business psychologists design and deliver training programs aimed at enhancing specific skills or competencies within the workforce. These programs can cover topics like communication, negotiation, and leadership.

    They might also involve psychometrics, conflict resolution, resilience and situational/context-based awareness.

    Workplace Research

    We conduct research to identify factors that impact employee satisfaction, productivity, and engagement. This research often involves surveys, interviews, and data analysis to provide evidence-based recommendations.

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Business psychologists promote diversity and inclusion within organisations. We work on strategies to create more inclusive workplaces, reduce bias, and foster diversity in hiring and promotions.

    Employee Selection and Assessment

    Business psychologists can assist organisations in hiring the right candidates for specific job roles. We design and implement assessment tools, such as personality tests and interviews, to evaluate candidates’ suitability and potential for success within the company. This area of expertise is often called psychometrics.

    Understanding psychometrics, what talent is and where the gaps in the tools reside are essential for the appropriate use of the processess. Business Psychologists are skilled in these aspects.

    Ethical Decision-Making

    We can help organisations and individuals navigate ethical dilemmas in the business world. This involves ethical training and advising on ethical decision-making processes.

    Business psychologists combine our understanding of human behaviour and organisational dynamics to improve workplace outcomes. The work is evidence-based, relying on research and psychological principles, as well as our ethical commitments, to drive positive changes within organisations.

    Firgun offer leadership/organisational coaching & mentoring, as well as help with overall behavioural & organisational psychology challenges.

    This can range from help with strategy creation or organisational restructuring through to coaching and training courses.

    No client’s needs are standard – so none of our work is standard or ‘out of the box’.

    Get in touch to see how we can improve your organisation.