I/O Psychology

Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology is the scientific study of working and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams and organisations. The scientific method is applied to investigate issues of critical relevance to individuals, businesses, and society (Source: SIOP).

Organisational Psychologists are:

Human Behaviour Experts

Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychologists are trained as “scientist-practitioners”. I/O Psychologists evaluate and conduct research then apply knowledge of evidence to inform our practice. Evidence based practice is guided by the best quality, most current research findings in order to achieve the desired outcome in practical contexts.

Regulated, Licensed, Professionals

Psychologists are registered professionals and this has the following advantages for clients:

  • All university courses are regularly audited by an external agency to ensure high quality teaching and standardised content. This ensures all Psychologists have a consistently high level of knowledge.
  • Psychologists are required to undertake regular continuing professional development (‘CPD’) to maintain registration. A Psychologist’s commitment to ongoing learning ensures current research trends and theories are being implemented to benefit workstreams and clients.
  • “Psychologist” and “Organisational Psychologist” are legally protected titles, providing clients with confidence in the skills and knowledge of these professionals.
  • Psychologists are bound by a law-abiding Code of Ethics, ensuring they practice to the highest professional standards.

Ethical and Abide by a Code of Conduct

Psychologists are bound to act to the highest professional standards by adhering to a strict Code of Ethics.  In 2010, the Psychology Board of Australia (‘PsyBA’) adopted the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics for the profession. The Code of Ethics details ethical principles and sets specific standards to guide Psychologists and members of the public to a clear understanding of ethical professional conduct by Psychologists.

For more information regarding the codes, guidelines and policies that guide the profession, please click here to visit the PsyBA website

Strategic, Multi-Level Analysists

I/O Psychologists conduct analysis at individual, group and organisational levels whilst recognising the interaction of these inter-related systems. I/O Psychologists have a strategic and scientific approach to diagnosing issues and designing interventions. Their expertise and knowledge of individual factors, (such as, motivation and general cognitive ability), group factors (such as, team work and role clarity) and organisational factors (such as, culture and management practices) allow them to more accurately identify the scientific cause of an issue to develop an effective intervention and best-practice outcome.