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Workplace Topic Trends 2008–2018

A Visual Analysis of SIOP Conferences Shows Key Workplace Trends and Futures

by Evan Sinar, PhD

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference is the most prolific annual forum for research and data-driven practical recommendations emerging from the scientific study of work. Each year, presenters collectively share between 800 and 1,000 sessions, comprising panel discussions, posters, symposia, debates, and alternative formats such as lightning-paced Ignite-style presentations. Industrial-organizational psychology is one of the economy's fastest-growing professions, and the conference itself has grown rapidly to over 5,500 attendees for the 2018 event.

The longevity and consistent topic framework for the SIOP conference lends itself extremely well to a structured view of how workplace science has changed over time, and projections for how it's likely to change further into the future. As a session is submitted to be reviewed for each year's program, the submitter classifies it into one of 34 topic areas. In this article, I use these topics to present a series of visualizations on important trends from 2008 through 2018: 11 full years of conferences....Read more

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