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Sunday, August 10, 2014

What is industrial psychology? Importance of industrial psychology

Definition of Industrial Psychology
Industrial organizational psychologists contribute to an organization’s success by improving the performance and well being of its people. An industrial psychologist researches and identifies how behaviors and attitudes can be improved through hiring practices, training programs and feedback systems.
Industrial applies psychology to organizations and workplaces. Industrial organizational psychologists contribute to an organization’s success by improving the performance and well being of its people.
Industrial psychology
According to E. J. McCormic  and Joseph Tiffin, “ Industrial Psychology is concerned with the study of human behavior in those aspects of life that are related to the production, distribution and use of the goods and services in our civilization.
M. l. Blum and J. C. Naylor have defined industrial psychology as  the application or extension of psychological facts and principles to the problem concerning human beings operating within the context of business and industry.
Lastly, we can say that industrial psychology involves the application of the methods, facts and principles of the science of human behavior to people at work.

Importance of Industrial Psychology
Industrial Psychology has a lot of importance in the field of organization and workplaces to achieve the organizational goals. Some of them are given below:
     1.    Increase Productivity
Industrial psychology can increase the output of workers by increasing the positive thinking of employees.
     2.    Job Analysis
With the help of industrial psychology a psychologist can be able to evaluate, redesign jobs and determine the levels of compensations.
     3.    Adjustment with Environment
By using psychological knowledge, many companies are able to retain their employees because they understand how to keep them happy and ensure a better work environment.
     4.    Increase Motivation, Job Satisfaction and moral
Industrial psychology can be used to reduce counter-productive behavior, enhance team effectiveness, motivate employees and prevent dissatisfaction and immoral happenings.
     5.    Remove Psychological problems
There may be problems in many organizations that decrease the employees’ creativity. The application of industrial psychology can provide a better solution in this purpose.
     6.    Increase human relations
Good relationships must be built up among individuals and within the groups of an organization because it can ensure the achievement of goals timely and effectively.
     7.    Increase efficiency
By eliminating the causes of productivity loss, absenteeism and worker accidents and ensuring mental health through psychological practice the efficiency and productivity of workers of a company and the quality of goods and services can be increased.
     8.    Reduce Absenteeism
The application of psychology helps managers the selection and placement of employees and to provide proper training and development of employees that can reduce the absenteeism of employees.
     9.    Remove Frustration
Industrial psychology can reduce the frustration of employees by proving proper motivation and promotion of employees.
     10. Create qualified Leadership
It can create qualified leadership by improving mental health and creating good factors of personality.

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