A few words about us

Why FoWOP?

Future of Work and Organizational Psychology is a collective of academics and practitioners across the world in the field of work psychology who are actively contributing to a future of academic WOP that is sustainable, relevant to society, and protects and promotes the integrity and dignity of individuals within and beyond the workplace.


Workplace Dignity as Alternative Paradigm in Organisational Studies

Prof. Matthijs Bal presenting his Inaugural Lecture on Workplace Dignity as Alternative Paradigm in Organisational Studies, at the Lincoln International Business School.

  • 2018FoWOP was born

    In the Small Group Meeting in Breda, the Netherlands, the first ideas of FoWOP were rooted. Around 50 work psychologists gathered for three days to discuss the future of our field.
  • 2019 International Conference on Critical and Radical Humanist Work and Organizational Psychology

    In cooperation with the Erich Fromm Study Center at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (Prof. Dr. Thomas Kühn, Dr. Rainer Funk). Supported by the Institute of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck (Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Glaser)
  • 2020Coronavirus Response Group created

    A paper co-authored by FOWOP members is published in the SA Journal of Industrial Psychology. You can read the paper here.
  • 2021Special Issue on Critical Perspectives in AP:IR

    Special Issue on Critical Perspectives in Work and Organizational Psychology (CWOP) is edited by Ruth Abrams, P. Matthijs Bal, Premilla D'Cruz, Severin Hornung, Gazi Islam, Matthew McDonald, Zoe Sanderson, Maria José Tonelli and published in Applied Psychology: International Review. The call for papers can be found here. You can reach the special issue here.
  • 2022Small Group Meeting in Brussels

    The meeting, organized in Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, focused on developing practical tools and practices that can be used to build a sustainable future for WOP. Several interactive events, including workshops, hack-a-thons, lightening talks and unconference sessions were delivered. The details can be found here.
  • 2023The FoWOP Day in Katowice

    Themed as "Desire, hope and imagination - Utopia in work and organizational psychology," the FOWOP Day is organized in the EAWOP 2023 congress in Katowice, Poland.