Psychologists bring unique skills and insights to almost every aspect of business, in industries ranging from health care to technology to manufacturing. Yet many psychologists may be unsure of how to apply their expertise effectively in a business career. This primer on business fundamentals is designed to provide a basic understanding of key business functions and to help you explore opportunities to expand your value as a professional.
- Help your organization overcome challenges around operational and cultural issues involving human interaction.
- Planning and budgeting tasks related to projects and programs.
- Management responsibilities including hiring staff, assessing performance, training, and team building.
- Undertaking research and data analysis to develop key information and insights regarding, for example, customer behavior, product design, use of technology, or the benefits and trade-offs of process improvement.