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SIOP Members in the News Clif Boutelle SIOP members have a wealth of expertise to offer reporters, and by working with the media they are providing opportunities to greatly increase the visibility of industrial and organizational psychology and SIOP. Media Resources, found on the SIOP Web site (, has proven to be a valuable tool for reporters looking for experts to contribute to the workplace-re- lated stories they are writing. Members who are willing to talk with the media are encouraged to list themselves and their area(s) of specialization in Media Resourc- es. It can easily be done online (http:// form.aspx). A brief description of your area of exper- tise is important. Reporters look at those descriptions to determine if they will con- tact the SIOP member. If there is no de- scription, reporters will not call. Following are some of the news stories that have been printed, using SIOP members as resources, since the last issue of TIP. A story in the November 18 Clinton (IL) Journal about achieving a better work–life balance quoted Nancy Aragon of Argosy University. “No matter how hard you try, you can’t squeeze more hours into the day. What you can do though is make more ef- ficient use of your time. It takes persistent planning to get a management system started, but keeping a time diary helps you The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist to become more aware of where your time is being spent,” she said. She also recom- mends a weekly block schedule, including free time built into the schedule, coupled with a daily to-do list. For workers who do not take breaks; and there are many according to Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, founder of Human Capital Integrated and advisor to the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, utilizing a lunch hour to do something away from work can be helpful. For a November 10 segment on Fox Business Network, he sug- gested workers can rejuvenate themselves by taking a walk outside, going to the gym, finding a quite spot to meditate, recon- necting with a friend, or connecting with someone new. Dramatic changes in the workplace like a more demanding boss, a reorganization, or even a merger can cause employees to act out in a way that is harmful to the organization. Research conducted by Kevin Eschleman of San Francisco State Univer- sity suggests that companies may be un- derestimating the impact of such behavior because they assume it only happens im- mediately after a stressful change. A sum- mary of the study, coauthored by Nathan Bowling and David LaHuis of Wright State University, was published in the November 7 issue of, a leading web-based science, research, and technology news service. The study found that some people 193