To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Interview with Mark Batey, R&D Director of E‐Metrixx and Joint Chairman of the Psychometrics at Work Research Group at Manchester Business School

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 19 July 2011

Abstract

Purpose

To provide an interview with Mark Batey, R&D Director of E‐Metrixx & Joint Chairman of the Psychometrics at Work Research Group at Manchester Business School.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent interviewer.

Findings

Dr Batey is an international authority on the Psychology of Creativity. In 2009, he was ranked second in the world for published research into creativity and in 2010, appeared with Lord Robert Winston on BBC's Child of Our Time. He presented at the 2010 HR Conference on the topic of “Addressing the Creativity Crisis,” looking at what we should be doing to develop creativity within ourselves and our organizations.

Practical implications

Provides guidance on how to change the culture of an organization to encourage creativity and how creativity can help businesses to survive turbulent markets.

Originality/value

Dr Batey draws on his experiences as a Psychologist and Chair of the Psychometrics at Work Research Group to offer businesses a new model for working. His research and training covers areas including: creativity, personality, financial behaviour, risk behaviour; attitudes towards fraud, emotional intelligence, and a whole different range of things related to how individuals can be different from one another. Through his interview, Dr Batey highlights how we can use this knowledge to work more effectively.

Keywords

Citation

by Juliet Harrison, I. (2011), "Interview with Mark Batey, R&D Director of E‐Metrixx and Joint Chairman of the Psychometrics at Work Research Group at Manchester Business School", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670731111153366

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited