Benjamin Schneider

Affiliate Research Scientist

Benjamin Schneider is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Maryland where, for many years he was the head of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. He was previously with CEB Talent Management Labs from 2003 – 2016.

Ben has also taught at Michigan State University and Yale University and for shorter periods of time at Bar-Ilan University (Israel, on a Fulbright); University of Aix-Marseilles (France); Peking University (PRC); and at the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

His academic accomplishments include more than 175 professional journal articles and book chapters. He has also written or co-written and co-edited 12 books. Ben’s research interests concern service quality, organizational climate and culture, employee engagement, staffing, and the role of manager personality in organizational life. Ben has won numerous awards for his research including distinguished research contributions awards from the Organizational Behavior as well as the Human Resource Management divisions of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Services Interest Group of the American Marketing Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Over the years, Ben has consulted with numerous organizations on organizational climate and culture and employee engagement. Most recently he has consulted with Allstate, Eli Lilly, State Farm, INGAA, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ben holds a Ph.D. in psychology (University of Maryland, 1967) and an MBA (C.U.N.Y., 1964).

Recent Research

Intelligent Automation (IA) to Accelerate Human Potential (Human Element Unplugged Webinar)

Intelligent Automation (IA) to Accelerate Human Potential (Human Element Unplugged Webinar) with John Boudreau and Ben Schneider

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People Management in Work Organizations: Fifty Years of Learnings

Ben Schneider shares fifty years of lessons learned in people management.

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Why Your Work Automation “Climate” Matters As Much As Upskilling

This article originally appeared on New research on workplace climate offers important insights for measuring, facilitating and enhancing successful work automation. John Boudreau and

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Beyond “Upskilling”: Measuring the Climate for Work Automation with the “Work Automation Index”

With all the attention to enhancing the skills of workers to cope with work automation, CEO affiliate Dr. Benjamin Schneider, and Dr. John Boudreau realized that organizations are overlooking pivotal elements to work automation success.

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The Business Case for Employee Engagement That All CEOs Must Read

Benjamin Schneider, Ph.D. discusses workforce engagement: What it is, what drives it, and why it matters for organizational performance.

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