Work and Organizational Psychology
Introduction and Overview
In today’s world of rapid changes due to economic and labor market pressures it is vital to understand how people manage their careers, regulate professional learning and development, and work together to produce creative ideas, and to jointly achieve high quality decisions. The research group “Individuals and Groups at Work” (IGW) deals with issues of cognitive as well affective adaptation and regulation in changing organizational contexts. These issues are studied at the individual level, the group level, and the cross-level interaction between these levels. IGW aims to develop and test theory around (1) individual adaptation, self-regulation, and behavior (e.g., career adaptability, motivation, decision making, creativity and innovation), (2) group regulatory processes and performance (e.g., leadership, power, team innovation, conflict and negotiation, group judgment, and decision making) and (3) the cross-level interaction between individual and group level (determinants of) regulatory processes (e.g., the interaction of organizational cultures, leaders, groups, and individuals).
IGW undertakes both fundamental and applied research and it uses a multi-method approach that allows for triangulation and cross-validation, and enables evidence-based practice with regard to (self-)regulatory processes in organizations.