I/O Consultant Scenario

Work in the Real World Discussion Forum Overview

In your role as an I/O consultant, you belong to a professional organization with a very active discussion forum. In the forum, you will present a current news story that demonstrates a work-related issue. Your current news story will be within the last six months. As the I/O consultant, you will critically review the news story and reflect and consider all aspects and viewpoints the author provides. You will also note viewpoints that are not emphasized or not included.

PART1:In your initial post, state the title of the news story and include the link so that others can access the story. Briefly summarize the story and explain the work-related issue/dilemma and how it relates to a topic covered in the course. Your post must be at least 200 words and show a clear connection between the news story/event and the course material.


You powerpoint must be five to ten pages in duration and include supporting visual aids, should include clear identification of the problem. You should create a realistic scenario. Don’t just say “communication problem,” describes how that plays out among team members in the workspace. Be sure to include enough detail. Is this a problem among just two individuals? A subgroup? The whole team or department? What are the consequences of this problem?

Consider these questions:

  • What theories and concepts from psychology are operating in this situation?
  • How can these principles be used to work toward a solution? What does a solution look like? How does it differ from the problem state? Be specific for your scenario.
  • What challenges will you and the management face in trying to implement a change or solution? How difficult will it be? How much time will it take? How will you know when things are improved?

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