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September Is Smarter Workplace Awareness Month!


by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP Encourages Members to Help Spread I-O Psychology Awareness

SIOP is excited to celebrate our second annual Smarter Workplace Awareness Month this September.

The month will be devoted to celebrating industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology and all of the evidence-based practices that help make the workplace better for employees and employers.

"We are excited to devote the entire month of September to celebrating I-O psychology and its impact on business, employees, and society," explained Liberty Munson, Chair of the Media Subcommittee of the SIOP Visibility Committee, who helped organize the awareness month. "This is the second year that we've highlighted the value I-O psychology brings to organizations and their employees, and we hope this event will continue annually."

"The science and practice of I-O psychology has contributed greatly to the workplace and continues to help shape best practices within organizations today,” she added. “I-O psychologists continue to lead workplaces into the future, helping to make them more efficient, effective, productive, and engaged. We really hope this month helps increase appreciation for and awareness of I-O psychology and the I-O psychologists who use their science to make the workplace smarter."

Throughout September, SIOP will be highlighting I-O psychology research and practice, exploring the history of the I-O field, and celebrating the contributions I-O has made to create a smarter workplace for employers and employees. Check our website, Newsbriefs, and social media for updates and news. (Pssst: We are also planning to unveil a new video about I-O psychology by the end of the month, so keep an eye out!)

How YOU can get involved:

  • Keep an eye out for all of the posts labeled #SmarterWorkplace on SIOP’s social media. These are posts specially written for Smarter Workplace month and will contain links to new research, articles, history facts, and more interesting information about I-O psychology.
  • This month, use the hashtags #SIOP and/or #SmarterWorkplace for all of your I-O and SIOP-related posts. After Smarter Workplace month, continue to use the #SIOP hashtag or @SIOPtweets in your posts to help stay connected to SIOP and let others know about us.
  • Read and share SIOP’s #SmarterWorkplace posts on social media. Sharing is caring!
  • Share your own or colleagues’ research articles and links to stories in which they are interviewed. And don’t forget bullet point #1.
  • Read our press releases on the Smarter Workplace month page and share our research with colleagues and friends.
  • Educate yourself about SIOP’s history, brand, and purpose: read a history of SIOP and our mission statement. Watch our branding video or read through our new SIOP brochure.
  • Send any articles that mention SIOP members to Stephany Below at sbelow@siop.org so we can promote them on our social media outlets.