This special issue addresses the relevance of time in organizations and organizational research. Given that time is inherent to all activity and interaction, it is an important factor for understanding the functioning of people in the workplace. The realization of this fact has recently led to a rediscovery of the theme in contemporary industrial and organizational psychology. In this introductory article, we offer a historical overview of the work devoted to time in I/O psychology, which shows a clear shift from objective time, as given, to subjective time, as experienced. We provide some examples from practice to show that both approaches are relevant for our field of research. Additionally, we describe the history and current state of affairs regarding theory development and research methodology. We go on to provide an introduction to the articles in this special issue. Finally, we briefly outline some directions for future research.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Gedrag en Organisatie|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|