Business psychology can’t afford to ignore the future of work…

It is impossible to predict the future, and yet, in business psychology, we cannot afford to take our eye from the horizon. The world of work is a constantly changing landscape, which we are having to adjust to constantly. “Traditional” job models and career paths may become a thing of the past. 

The impact of shifting work patterns is significant. A more freelance style, with jobs undertaken remotely, requires a very different skill set to the office-based 9-5, and introduces a very different set of pressures on employees. We need to have an understanding of all the issues associated with those changes in order to create positive work environments and relationships.

Every year the ABP boasts a flagship event championing the application of psychology to the workplace. This year the annual ABP conference is celebrating it’s 16th anniversary. In light of recent year’s hot topic that has dominated discussion on social media, this year’s theme for the ABP conference is future of work and will bring to life Business Psychology in 2030. Therefore, this year’s conference will be orientated towards academics and business leaders who can expect to learn cutting-edge insights on the emerging future of the workplace, and how technology and change will affect the workforce.

This year’s conference aims to engage business psychology practitioners who are interested in learning about the emerging future of the workplace. Specialists from Business and Occupational Psychology – as well as decision makers from OD, L&D, and HR – will gain real value from attending. Moreover, it will be the ideal place for leaders from Legal, Marketing, and Finance backgrounds to learn about strategies that they can adopt and incorporate that can help meet real organisational challenges.

This year we are combining our conference and awards into one event which will run over 2 full days on the 13th and 14th October. Therefore, the announcements of the Final Workforce Experience Awards will be held at the gala dinner on Friday 14th October 2016. Submissions for awards are now open as of Monday 14th March.

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