SIOP Strategic Planning Goals
The following vision statement, core values and goals were adopted by the Executive Committee on January 29, 2006. They are the result of a process that began with a special strategic planning session held in September 2005. SIOP members are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions.
SIOP Vision: To be recognized as the premier professional group committed to advancing the science and practice of the psychology of work.
- Excellence in education, research, and practice of I-O psychology
- Intellectual integrity and the scientific method
- Maintaining a professional, collegial, and inclusive community through member involvement
- The importance of psychology to the world of work
- Improving the effectiveness of organizations and the well being of individuals in the work force
- The highest ethical standards in research, education, and practice
SIOP Goals: SIOP will become the
1. Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology. This includes:
- Greater outreach to the broader field of psychology and related disciplines and organizations (including organizations outside the United States), policy makers, the public, and the media.
- Heightened awareness within lay, business, scientific, and government communities of the role and value of I-O psychology in improving productivity and well-being in the workplace.
2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers. This includes:
- Increased efforts to obtain federal funding for I-O research.
- Increased efforts to monitor and influence policy and legislation affecting human behavior at work.
- Heightened awareness among top managers in business about the value of I-O psychology and I-O professionals.
3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals. This includes:
- Increased enjoyment and satisfaction of members.
- More members in all categories, including regular, Student, International, Affiliate, and Associate Members.
- Higher annual retention rate.
- Increased support for SIOP members in their efforts to study, apply, and teach the principles, findings, and methods of I-O psychology.
4. Model of integrated scientistpractitioner effectiveness that values research, practice, and education equally and seeks higher standards in all three areas.
- Increased collaboration and dialogue between academics and practitioners where science informs practice and practice informs science.
- Increased collaboration and exchange of ideas with non-North American I-O professionals.
- Decreased perception of fissure between academics and practitioners.
- Clear and rigorous means of evaluating the quality of graduate training programs.
- Clear and rigorous standards for practice.