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The “Great R”:  Reality, Response and Reset
in a Post-Pandemic Workplace


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11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 7, 2022

$159 Members | $189 Nonmembers

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In this third session of SIOP’s Work Smart Series we will focus on one of the most multi-faceted workforce phenomena our times -- what we are calling “The Great R.” 

Initially, the term “The Great Resignation” was coined by I-O psychologist Anthony Klotz to describe the wave of people leaving their jobs. Since that time  a multitude of other labels have been used to describe the current period of workplace change: Reshuffle, Reset, Re-imagination, Revolution...and dozens more.

As I-O psychologists and talent managers it is challenging to separate reality from hype among the rapidly changing statistics we see and hear daily. Of even greater complexity is sorting out what to do about this the dramatic Reset going on in the workplace, from CEOs to front-line workers. Leading I-O psychologists and talent managers face an unprecedented opportunity to re-think how we bring purpose to work, ensure work-life balance and attract and retain a sufficient and diverse supply of talent.

This session will blend the best of science and practice bringing together researchers doing cutting edge analysis  and practitioners on the front line of addressing the new realities of work. Dr. Reeshad Dalal, Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, will serve as moderator.

  • Part 1 of this session will focus on “What’s for Real”? – and will feature highly current research being done by Dr. Marino Mugayar-Baldocchi and his colleagues at McKinsey & Company.
  • Part 2 of the session will focus on “What’s the Response?” I-O researchers and practitioners will share case studies and facilitate discussion on how organizations are responding to the new workplace dynamics. Each participant can select two of the following topics to engage in: 
    • Purpose and Job Embeddedness – Dr. Seymour Adler & Dr. Brian Ruggeberg (Kincentric)
    • Recruitment and Selection – Dr. Chad Thompson (MIX)
    • Leveraging the Aging Workforce  –Dr. Miriam Nelson (Korn Ferry) and Dr. Paul van Katwyk (Saudi Aramco)
    • Employee Listening and Culture – Dr. Evan Sinar (Better-Up)
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Dr. Bernardo Ferdman (Ferdman Consulting) 
    • Bringing Women Back – Dr. Anna Marie Valerio (Executive Leadership Strategies and  Mr. Jeff Quinn, Leadership Insights & Development)
    • Workplace Flexibility – Ms. Terri McNelly (Hershey) and Dr. Chia-Lin Ho (Red Hat)
  • Part 3 will conclude by summarizing learnings on “What’s the Reset?”


  • Broaden awareness of the diverse areas of talent management impacted by The Great R (resignation, reset, reshuffle, reimagination….) taking place in the workplace.
  • Gain information from leading edge survey research related to The Great R.
  • Engage with multiple I-O psychology experts and peers to discuss aspects of work impacted by The Great R.
  • Discuss implications for participants’ workplaces and the role I-O psychologists and talent managers can play in ensuring positive outcomes.

Thank you to the series sponsors!


Leadership Insights & Development, LLC.
echospan - The Employee Feedback Company

Help Set the Agenda

In the coming months, we will also be identifying what you, your colleagues, and your organizations will find most helpful in navigating the new world of work.  Help us set a relevant agenda by participating in an interview or focus group to help us select topics for 2022. Sessions are planned for August and November 2022. This is a great opportunity to interact with fellow-SIOP members and discuss how we can contribute to a Smarter Workplace and what knowledge and capabilities we need to do so.  Sign up by emailing and we will update you on the schedule.

Recommend a Thought Leader

Do you know a SIOP practitioner or researcher who is…

  •   Doing work on topics of critical relevance in the “new normal”  of the workplace?
  •   With great speaking/facilitation skills?

This is a great opportunity to showcase their thought leadership by recommending them (or yourself!) to present at a future Work Smart Series event.  Email the Work Smart Team

Past Events Include

  •   Battling Burnout in 2022: What Can Organizations Do Beyond Encouraging Self-Care? –  featuring Dr. Jacinta Jiménez, author of The Burnout Fix 
  •   5 Macro Human Capital Trends Impacting the Workplace Today –  featuring well-known psychologist, writer, and innovator Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.

About the Series

This SIOP offering provides virtual learning programs with exceptional content AND opportunities for meaningful, memorable interaction. The series is also intended to increase the visibility of industrial and organizational psychology and will be open to both SIOP members and nonmembers.

The world of work is in a period of rapid change and as I-O psychologists we have much to offer for creating a smarter workplace. In addition to participating yourself, we strongly encourage you to be SIOP ambassadors and invite non-member colleagues to take advantage of the Work Smart learning opportunities.

There is no better time to leverage the science of I-O psychology to make a difference! We hope you join us for [GREAT] Content + [FUN] Connection!


Sponsor for Visibility

This is an opportunity to sponsor creative, timely discussions on Work Smart series topics! Learn more: Work Smart Series Sponsorship Program


The Work Smart Virtual Learning Team

Veronica Schmidt Harvey (Team Leader | Email)
Christine Boyce
Chia-Lin Ho
Lisa Kath
Terri McNelly
Michael Moreno
Alison O'Malley
Jeff Quinn
Paul Thoresen