DOP 2018

OPP takes to the stage at the Division of Occupational Psychology’s Annual Conference, 10–12 January

‘Evolution +/or Revolution: Changing with the Times’ is the theme for the 2018 BPS DOP Annual Conference – and OPP will be there

OPP presents six papers at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology ConferenceOPP is delighted to announce that our submissions to the DOP Annual Conference in January have all been accepted.

Head of Research John Hackston, who presented at last year’s DOP conference, is joined by Senior Consultant Ruth Patel. They contribute to a packed programme, and will present the following:

  • Personality, exercise, job satisfaction and turnover intention: are they related? (poster session)
    Exercise is associated with positive outcomes for individuals and for organisations, but many individuals maintain a sedentary lifestyle – and personality may be a contributing factor.

  • The relationship between personality and self-awareness
    In this paper, respondents were invited to share their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type, and answer questions on their self-awareness and the usefulness of different methods that develop self-awareness. The results indicated differences between personality types and how their self-awareness informs their behaviour. 

  • Well-being and MBTI personality type in the workplace: an international comparison 
    This study explores the links between happiness at work, culture and MBTI personality type. Are some personality types happier than others?  Which countries report having higher well-being? Which activities are most effective in helping people flourish at work? 

  • Why do people become entrepreneurs, and how can we help?
    This paper describes the results of an online survey into the relationships between entrepreneurial identity, entrepreneurial orientation and personality type. The results were used to develop personality-specific practical guidelines designed to help entrepreneurs work more effectively. 

  • Developing virtual teams using virtual facilitation
    Virtual team working is on the rise but research has shown that virtual teams are hard to get right. This paper demonstrates, through the use of a practitioner case study, how we facilitated a virtual team development session with a global team to build high performance.  

The DOP conference runs from 10–12 January 2018 in Stratford-upon-Avon. Full details are on the BPS website.