This volume is part of the Professional Practice Series, which is sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The books in the series address contemporary ideas and problems, focus on how to get things done, and provide state-ofthe-art technology based on theory and research from industrialorganizational (I/O) psychology. They try to cover the needs of practitioners and those being trained for practice.
Four earlier volumes in this series, developed under the senior editorship of Douglas W. Bray, were published by Guilford Press and are now distributed by Jossey-Bass. The first book, Working with Organizations and Their People (1991), which was also edited by Douglas W. Bray, examines the role of I/O psychologists as practitioners involved in evaluation, training, and organization development. The second book, Diversity in the Workplace (1992), edited by Susan E. Jackson, offers cases and methods for creating and assessing a diverse workplace, managing workplace diversity through personal growth and team development, and developing strategic initiatives to manage workplace diversity. Abraham K. Korman's Human Dilemmas in Work Organizations: Strategies for Resolution (1994) considers the expanding world of the human resource (HR) practitioner. Readings describe programs for employee assistance, stress management, marginal performers, reorganization, employee ethics, and elder care. Ann Howard's Diagnosis for Organizational Change (1994) focuses on organizational diagnosis for design and development. Chapters in the volume examine the assessment of human talent for staffing and training and also provide an overview of the high-involvement workplace with a consideration of organizational cultures, reward systems, and work teams.
As the new senior editor of the Professional Practice Series under our new publisher, Jossey-Bass, I edited Employees, Careers, and Job Creation (1995), which examines ways in which HR development