Applying psychology to managing ethnic diversity at work
Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology at University of Bath School of Management, spoke at a conference in London organized by the British Psychological Society’s Ethnic Diversity at Work Group.
The conference, held on 23rd September 2011, looked at what psychology research can offer to those responsible for managing the complexity of diversity, and particularly ethnicity, at work. Over 90 delegates (mainly managers and practitioners) were shown how theories and findings from social and organisational psychology research can help design effective organisational and individual interventions in areas such as career development, assessment and organisational strategy.
Prof Briner said:
“Delegates found the day engaging and thought-provoking, and left with evidence and insights to help those responsible for managing diversity at work. Evidence-based practice is a challenge for all areas of psychology. The Ethnic Diversity at Work Group’s activities and approach involving, as it does, both psychology practitioners and researchers, provides one possible model for how psychology research and psychology practice can be better integrated.”
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