SIOP publishes “Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations"

This book is the latest volume in SIOP's (The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Professional Practice Series. It is edited by UCF's Eduardo Salas, gOE's Scott Tannenbaum, SHRM's Debra Cohen, and Gary Latham from the University of Toronto.

After essays from an astronaut, CEO, football coach, military leader, and health care expert, the book contains chapters written by researchers and practitioners from various countries that address all aspects of teamwork in organizational settings. Included are two chapters on team debriefing and composition from gOE team members (Scott Tannenbaum, Becky Beard, Jamie Donsbach, George Alliger, Chris Cerasoli, and our colleague John Mathieu). For more about the book, visit SIOP's website.

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New Study...How to use training to accelerate on-the-job learning.

The US Army Research Institute (ARI) has awarded gOE a three-year research contract to determine how to design and conduct training in a way that accelerates subsequent on-the-job learning.

Prior research has shown that only 7-9% of competency acquisition in organizations takes place in classrooms – most learning occurs on the job. But not everyone is a naturally fast on-the-job learner. We believe that training can be conducted so that trainees not only learn new skills, but they leave training ready to acquire new skills on-the-job.

In the first phase of our research we will be interviewing: a) L&D professionals who have tried to accelerate on-the-job learning in their company as well as, b) employees and managers who have a reputation as “fast on-the-job learners.” If you would like to learn more about this effort and perhaps participate, please let us know.