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Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity: Collaboration, Communication Are Keys to Organizational Agility

by Robin Gerrow

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Like ballet dancers and basketball players, businesses must constantly work to maintain their agility.

Making agility a priority may be the key to helping organizations thrive in the face of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA), according to new research from Dr. Benjamin Baran, of Cleveland State University and the consulting firm Indigo Anchor, and Dr. Haley Woznyj, of Longwood University.

The High Cost of Perfectionism

By Robin Gerrow

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Feeling like a fake at work can lead to problems at home

A little self-doubt at work can be a good thing, but like anything else—too much can be a bad thing.

When employees, usually high performers, start to doubt their abilities too much it can turn into imposter phenomenon, causing fatigue, dissatisfaction, and the inability to maintain a healthy work–life balance. Employees experiencing imposter phenomenon have trouble recognizing and believing their own success and tend to overcompensate, which takes an emotional toll.

Skills are the New Coin of the Realm

By Barbara Ruland

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New SIOP Book explores Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work

Forget bitcoin—skills are the global currency for 21st century economies.  Lori Foster, professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University and the University of Cape Town, says, “Without proper investment in skills, individuals languish on the margins of societies, technology does not convert into economic prosperity, and it’s difficult if not impossible for countries to compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global economy.”

Ready for the Digital Era

I-O psychologists can help companies prepare

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It’s clear to most business leaders they should be preparing their organizations for the digital economy.

87% of companies see digital transformation as a competitive opportunity, according to Marinus van Driel, associate partner at Aon. Further, 82% of companies are going through some type of digital transformation, and 27% of senior executives believe their future depends on becoming digitally enabled.

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