Business psychology and sustainable development of organizations. The results of the Stephen Armstrong’s visit (May, 23-26)
Is it possible to introduct efficiently changes in the organization without the support of the business-psychological technologies? This question was raised at workshops and in lectures of the Professor of University of Toronto Stephen Armstrong.
Is it possible to introduct efficiently changes in the organization without the support of the business-psychological technologies? This question was raised at workshops and in lectures of the Professor of University of Toronto Stephen Armstrong. He conducted them for students and teachers of the program "Psychology in business" during his visit at our University. Professor Armstrong is a world-level consultant. His worked with such well-known global companies like KPMG,EY, Bombardieraerospace, Boeing, IBM, Britishaerospace, McDonaldDouglas, etc.
In response to the question about the role of business psychologists in the organization and carrying out of changes, Professor Armstrong was very convincing. He proved that even the most complex engineering innovations on the enterprises that produce military aircraft and engines, are impossible without business-psychological technologies. The business-psychotic vision helps team that introduce the innovations to achieve success in this business.
Based on its experience, Professor Armstrong has shown that regardless of the specific position which business psychologists occupy in the company, while implementing the changes some features are absolutely necessary for them: broad outlook, understanding of different aspects of the organization (enterprise), human wisdom and the ability to build business communication.
In addition, he showed how crucial is the role that psychology plays in business working with leaders, solving strategically important problems. The more complex situation is, the more important is connection between business and business-psychologists. When building the strategy the core activities of a consultant is a business psychological knowledge.
Participation in the seminars of Professor Armstrong was a great stimulus to the further development of master's program "Psychology in business". Our collaboration with Steven Armstrong will continue.