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THE FUTURE OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WOP
Why we need to think about the future
The field of Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP) is flourishing. The rising number of journals, conferences, small group meetings, worklabs, and summer schools are all indicative of a field that is thriving. However, the field also faces many challenges which need to be addressed. Some of them relate to the relevance of the research within WOP, while others pertain to more general concerns around the work stress experienced by many academics, WOP-scholars included. It is therefore of utmost importance that the WOP-community engages in debate and plans to build on the future of WOP. Every academic should have the opportunity to be actively involved in discussions about the future of WOP. Hence, our movement for the future of WOP invites all Work and Organizational Psychologists (and everyone who agrees to our principles as described in our Manifesto) to be actively involved in debating and co-creating the future of WOP. We have to reflect upon the current state of affairs in WOP, and share views, debate whether we are still doing what we want to do, and what the future of the discipline could look like, and which steps need to be taken in order to achieve that.
REFLECTIONS OF THE FUTURE OF WOP DAY AT EAWOP
At the biannual EAWOP 2019 Conference, we organized a Future of WOP Day preceding the conference. During this day, over 70 people attended and we organized four parallel sessions around Critical WOP, methods, healthy academia, and equality in academia.
For each of the parallel session blog posts are written to summarize the main outcomes of the session.
The blogposts can be read here:
Zoe Sanderson also wrote about the FoWOP day for the Psychologist, an online journal of the British Psychological Society. The article can be found here.
And an overall impression of the day can be found here.