MindYourWork is written, produced, and hosted by us:
Jose Espinoza and Nicholas Bremner
We are Industrial-Organizational Psychologists: we do research on individual and group dynamics in the workplace and help organizations make better decisions about their people.
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Jose earned his MSc in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Western University and is currently pursuing his PhD as well. His research is focused on exploring the role of purpose as a fundamental human motivation and its implications in the workplace. His research interests also extend to other areas, such as employee well-being, commitment, leadership, and the application of recently developed statistical techniques to attain a more nuanced understanding of well-established findings in the I/O literature.
His work can be found in The Handbook of Employee Commitment and the Journal of Well-Being Assessment. He’s also presented his work at various conferences including SIOP, APS, and CPA.
Nicholas spends a lot of his time thinking about work – not because he’s stressed out, but because he probably enjoys thinking a little too much about how Industrial/Organizational Psychology can make workplaces better. Nicholas received his PhD in I/O Psychology from Western University in 2016 and has been helping organizations solve their “people problems” ever since. He has broad interests related to science and work, but much of his focus centers on how organizations can use data to make better people decisions, especially through the use of technology.
Nicholas has published work on leadership and employee commitment in books and peer-reviewed journals. He also been invited to speak about topics such as employee engagement and why corporate social responsibility matters to employees at conferences across North America.