Great article in this month’s The Psychologist on the changing workplace. Two interesting take-outs - ‘re-enabling the neurodiverse’ and ‘the future of careers’. The first explores the potential shift in focus to the skills that can't be
replaced by computers - thinkers who can make connections, see things in new ways, and visualise the import of available information. The second covers the rise of the gig economy and the ‘boundaryless’ career – further rationale for less reliance on CV / experience and a shift in focus to behaviours, values and motivations as part of the attraction and selection process.
Occupational psychologists contribute across a range of areas in the work domain: psychological assessment (including recruitment and selection); learning, training and development; wellbeing; work design; human-technology system design; organisational change and development; and leadership, motivation and engagement. In recent years, occupational psychologists representing the British Psychological Society have promoted approaches to culture change within the NHS in responses to the Francis Report, developed guidance for improving the environmental responsibility of organisations and considered assessment centre standards. But how is their role changing, and what does the future hold?