Personnel Research and General Electric
In the 1950s, General Electric developed a personnel research department. A number of talented psychologists worked here and generated influential theories and methods that helped spur the growth of I-O psychology. The personnel research group at GE was trained to be enterprising when generating ideas and empowered to put these ideas to action in many of the General Electric businesses.
TIP: The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
Mahoney, Kevin T. and Miller, Tyler M., "Personnel Research and General Electric" (2014). Psychology Faculty Publications. 10.