Ph.D. Alumnus Eric Knudsen Featured in Member Spotlight in The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Alumnus Eric Knudsen (Ph.D. '18, Psychology) was featured in a Member Spotlight by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). SIOP represents division 14 of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Knudsen is head of Glint people science research at LinkedIn. He told SIOP, "I have a particular focus on employee well-being and how other timely SIOP trends (e.g., remote, flexibility) impact that well-being. I-O psychologists have long impacted these experiences by guiding organizations through a survey and action planning process. The industry, however, is moving toward inspiring leaders and managers to see employee listening as a continuous journey, rather than a punctuated one. Surveys will remain essential tools in the well-being 'toolbox,' but I-Os can now better support organizations by also promoting healthy feedback habits year-round."

His advice to students and fellow practitioners is to never stop learning.

"Some of the biggest strides I've made in my approach and philosophy about the work we do have come from simply talking to people about what they're working on," Knudsen said. "Find just 30 minutes each month to connect with someone new in the I-O/OD space. Alternate between academics and applied practitioners and ask them about the biggest problem they're working on. Take some notes and reflect on how interesting that problem is to you. Early in my career, I found that this kind of introspection helped guide my work toward problems that I felt passionate about."

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Listen to the Graduate Center's December 2020 Alumni Aloud podcast with Knudsen

Submitted on: JUL 12, 2021

Category: Psychology