Join the Chicago Industrial / Organizational Psychologists (CIOP) at their next event from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 23 in LS Room 121. CIOP board member Ralph Mortensen, Chief Psychologist of HR/OD at IPAT, Inc., will be the event speaker.
Multi-level Organizational Diagnosis: Learnings from a Case Study at NASA
Most organizational diagnoses are made at either the individual employee level, for example, during senior talent reviews, or at the organizational level, as with engagement surveys. This opportunistic multi-level study investigated both the 16PF Questionnaire personality profiles and the Denison Culture Survey patterns at a division of NASA. Researchers also were able to explore the linkages between these two levels of data. Each data type provided useful organizational insights. Further, correlations between these independent measures were found in hypothesized directions. Also presented are the study limitations and future multi-level research opportunities, as well as lessons for successful three-way collaboration among 2 consulting firms and a client organization.
Mortensen has more than 30 years of broad experience in consulting, human resources and teaching. He is board-certified in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. His specialties include individual assessment for selection and promotion, executive coaching, career counseling, leadership training, talent and organizational development program design. Mortensen’s clients represent industries including financial services, retail, energy, health care, high-tech, automotive, chemical, utility, natural resources, food and spirits, heating and air conditioning, office furniture, construction and non-profit sectors.