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LOPB sekretariāts @ 21. maijs, 2023

Conference of Latvian Society of Organizational Psychology

Rethinking workplace in 2023. Trends from psychology perspective

The Latvian Society of Organizational Psychology welcomes proposals for presentations from both scientists and practitioners. Join us as we explore the latest developments and insights in organizational psychology in today’s ever-changing workplace. Join us as we explore the latest developments and insights in organizational psychology in today’s ever-changing workplace.

October 13, 9:00-18:00, 2023 (Zoom Conference)

Riga, Latvia,

As the global economy and geopolitical landscape continue to be uncertain, the workplace is undergoing significant transformations. The upcoming conference aims to explore the processes and aspects that organizations in the Baltics and around the world are experiencing. We intend to share the best practices that should be kept in mind during these transformations.

The conference will review the latest trends and observations on how organizations are changing and adapting to the new uncertainty brought about by the turbulence in financial markets and the alarming geopolitical situation around the world, aging workforce, and other impacts that form today’s work environment. One notable topic would be the shift from hybrid working conditions to more onsite than remote conditions, as some industries force the move and others create more favorable and effective work environments for their teams. Another trend is the changing talent acquisition strategies due to the unprecedented layoffs in the job market, which have started mainly in IT and Fintech sectors. Could it be that the talent driven market is changing favoring employers over employees? This has affected psychological safety in the work environment, with implications for internal communication and work principles.

The conference will also address how organizations are crafting and creating welcoming and retention-safe work experiences for remote workers. While the emphasis still are on work-life balance and employee mental health. The conference will cover trending topics from SIOP workplace trends 2023, as well as requests from organizational psychologists and organizations in the Baltics.

Possible topics:

Psychological safety at work

Job crafting, work redesign,

Reskilling and upskilling employees, 

Pressure to come back, and work onsite, 

What to do onsite, what remotely, 

Aging in the workplace, 

AI trends in organizational psychology

Attitude and character vs exact experience to land a job?

Maintaining loyalty towards organizations in remote work conditions

Talent attraction and retention in 2023 

Remote worker experience/ view

Relevant topics to conference theme will be considered as well

Submission process

Please send your proposal (a brief description of the topic, relevant research) to by July 20th, 2023. We will send a notification of acceptance no later than July 30th, 2021.

Other important information:

Participation in the conference with the presentation is free of charge and is expected to be in Zoom platform. The working language will be English and Latvian. We are looking forward to seeing you at our conference on October 13, 2023!

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