What is a business psychologist?
What exactly is a Business Psychologist anyway?
Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour and business psychology is this, in a work setting. In a nutshell, it’s understanding people and what makes them work more effectively.
How would working with a Business Psychologist help me?
Business Psychologists hold a deep understanding of the reasons behind behaviours, actions, emotions and moods in the workplace. This knowledge is supported further by scientific enquiry. If you’re looking to transform your own professional behaviour, unleash your full potential or take your team to the next level – a business psychologist is the perfect partner to have by your side.
What sorts of work does a Business Psychologist do?
Well, their work is varied, but often centred around two main strands:
- Executive coaching and personal development– this includes things like career coaching and leadership mentoring. Of course, non-psychologists can also train to do these things, but a psychology background provides a great foundation to work in these fields. If you’re seeking a career or leadership coach in addition to looking for the MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology, you also should make sure they are a certified coach.
- Organisational change and growth is about managing how people adapt to change at work, as workplaces are in a constant state of change – new systems, new processes, moving offices, new company objectives forcing changes in how people work with each other and cultural changes. A psychology background can be a great benefit in assessing and making changes in the workplace and gives psychologists the edge in this area of expertise.
Can a Business Psychologist read my thoughts?
Only the very best of us! No seriously, psychologists cannot read your thoughts. We hold detailed knowledge of why people act the way they do and how they are likely to be affected by certain events and environments and we use this knowledge to make the workplace a better, more happy and productive place to be.
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