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Each year since 2015, the Visibility Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology has hosted Smarter Workplace Awareness Month, highlighting the work that I-O psychologists do to make work better for everybody, and providing resources organizations can use to improve their workplaces.

For the third week of the 2019 celebration, SIOP members share information and insights on agility and agile organizations, the gig economy and contract work, and sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement.

The subjects were all on the 2019 Top 10 Workplace Trends List, and this week’s features are a mix of blog posts, interviews, and 5-minute videos recorded at the 2019 SIOP Annual Conference

Ben Baran is an assistant professor of management at Cleveland State University, a cofounder and principal of the consulting firm Indigo Anchor LLC, and a commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He contributes an examination of agile/agility that includes some recommended actions for both executives and researchers. Wayne Robinson, a consultant with Deloitte, adds to the discussion in his Top 10 IGNITE video.

Agility is #9 on the 2019 Top 10 Trends and this is the topic’s second appearance on the list after being absent for a couple years. It made its first appearance at #7 in 2016.

Emily Campion, assistant professor of Human Resources in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University, covers Trend #4 in her discussion of what’s new and what hasn’t changed in relation to gig work.

Two members contribute perspectives on Trend #5. Carra Sims, a senior behavioral and social scientist at Rand Corporation, and Jennifer Weiss, Partner and Executive Consultant at HR Alignment, Ltd., discuss sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement.

Tilman Sheets, a professor at Louisiana Tech, is coordinating this year’s Smarter Workplace Awareness Celebration. Find all the 2019 resources gathered here. Review the historical Top 10 Trends lists here.

Watch for more new resources for your #SmarterWorkplace next week.

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