Book Launch: IOPs Engaging With The New World Of Work

As we close off 2021, we are proud to announce the contribution by Dr Munyaka in the Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology South Africa (SIOPSA) publication INDUSTRIAL-ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS ENGAGING WITH THE NEW WORLD OF WORK – The unfolding challenge of future-fitness for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

On the 3rd of November 2021, SIOPSA launched their publication INDUSTRIAL-ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS ENGAGING WITH THE NEW WORLD OF WORK – The unfolding challenge of future-fitness for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

This book explores the workplaces of the future through an 18-month research operation involving five research teams with their respective leaders, six research associates, two assistants and the head of the project, Professor Theo Veldsman. Using emerging trends associated with the unfolding of the fourth and fifth Industrial Revolutions, Prof Theo Veldsman and his team re-imagined IOP in all its facets – intent, focus, content, mode of delivery, and capabilities — to realign with the future workplace.


In the book, Dr Munyaka’s contribution, Chapter 3: A future-fit moral-values-ethics base for Industrial Psychologists, encourages IO psychologists to act – uncompromisingly, from a deliberate, justifiable, and relevant IOP MVE base – whilst serving the world of work, and humanity at large.


Proposed in this chapter by Dr Munyaka, with Ravi Guiness (associate), and Somona Kabemba (assistant),  is a U-HAJ-E Base which is – UBUNTU – surrounded by Authenticity, Justice, & Harmony, bound by Ethics, at the forefront of creating a humane NEW world of work.

This book is a roadmap for Industrial Psychologists who want to prepare for the next ten years. The guidelines for directing and guiding the science, practice, and profession of IOP will allow IO Psychologists to make a humane 4IR workplace a reality. Having visited the future through the rigorous research of the author and his team, IO psychologists now can return to the present and lay a stronger foundation for their organisations.

Congratulations to the team on this extraordinary achievement!!!