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Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach

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employees will only refer individuals they trust are qualified for the job. Another plus is that referral programs help organizations save costs because search firms and advertisements cost more (Kreissl, 2010).
I/O professionals will need to practice a leadership style and possess competencies that encourages virtual participation because of the growth in technology. Virtual teams will become the norm, and I/O professionals will need to be able to motivate team members from afar. Leaders who have employees on leashes prevent innovation, and this slows progress. People feel they need to jump through hoops to get work done. I/O professionals should transfer decision making to team members and give the teams the power to develop their own strategies.
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