This book will discuss and cover several important areas of expertise that most organization’s HR function has responsibilities to support: Assessments, Employee Development, and Organizational Development. Each of these areas is within the scope of expertise for I-O Psychologists. Therefore, prior to starting the discussion of these critical organizational areas, the opening section provides a brief of major movements within psychology. Understanding this summary information is important in understanding how an I-O Psychologist can provide value to an organization.
Dr. Lawrence Price is an expert in change management, organizational development, and continuous improvement. In his work, Dr. Price has responsibilities for trades leadership development, trades training, and continuous improvement. Dr. Price is a West Point graduate with a B.S. in Sociology and has an M.S. in Organizational Behavior and a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He also has professional certifications in Project Management and Lean Six Sigma.
Dr. Price is a military veteran. He was deployed on tours in Iraq and in the Republic of Korea. These experiences strongly influence his current professional career. He is a strong proponent of servant leadership and the tangible impact that it can have on the effectiveness of organizations. He advocates a leadership methodology that encompasses character development, functional competence, and moral courage. Additionally, Dr. Price emphasizes the importance of leadership in the context of continuous improvement and organizational change management.