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SIG Organizational Development: Ergonomics and Organizational Change: Why It’s OD’s Next Hot Trend

  • 10/27/2016
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Alliant International University in Alhambra, Building B


  • Participating: ATD-OC, OD in LA, ISPI LA

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The California School of Professional Psychology, the Association for Talent Development – Los Angeles Chapter, and OD in L.A. Invite you to 

Ergonomics and Organizational Change: Why It's OD's Next Hot Trend

Location: Building B, Room B101 @ Alliant International University in Alhambra (East of DTLA) 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra 91803

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Light Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Networking at 6:30 p.m. Panelist Speaks at 6:45 p.m. 

RSVP: Please RSVP Your Attendance. 

Why: Ergonomics is hot and companies are paying attention. For every dollar companies invest in ergonomics solutions they earn an ROI of $17. As workers’ compensation costs skyrocket, companies are spending to improve the work environment and protect their workers’ health.  That’s getting HR’s attention. Melissa has presented recently to NASA, UCLA, Netflix, a global Chinese company and many companies that are household names. 

Most ergonomists focus on body mechanics and miss the cognitive and social dimensions. Industrial-Organizational psychologists look at the whole person and we could be collaborating with ergonomics experts to support organizational change. Organizational psychologists can bring all of the players together and help coordinate strategies.

How can HR and OD get involved?

What does an organizational change look like that involves ergonomics and OD?

How can you use human factors and ergonomics to improve collaboration, productivity, and workers’ health all at the same time? 


Melissa Steach, MAIO, CEAS I, Human Factors and Ergonomics Specialist at Herman Miller

Melissa Steach is a Human Factors and Ergonomics consultant at Herman Miller, an adjunct professor at Art Institute, and a Board Advisor for DTLA: One.  Melissa is passionate about the work environment, design, and their profound effects on employees’ daily experience.  She has combined expertise in organizational change and ergonomics to help companies reconfigure their work environments to maximize collaboration, creativity and productivity.

Melissa has been invited to facilitate a workshop at this year's OD Network national conference in Atlanta, Georgia and to speak at the FUSE Design and Brand international conference in London. Ms. Steach holds a Masters degree in I-O Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and a Bachelors degree in Studio Art with a focus on Human Factors. She is also an I-O Psychology PhD candidate.

 LinkedIn: Melissa Steach

Twitter: @MelissaSteach

Directions: 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803-1360

Building B1


10 Fwy E towards San Bernardino

EXIT Fremont going North toward the mountains.

CROSS intersection @ Valley Blvd.

After double intersection at Mission turn RIGHT into first driveway

1000 Fremont – The Alhambra.


Tell guard at booth you're visiting Alliant.

Park in Visitor Parking. (free if you leave after 9:00pm; $3.00 before)

Walk under green awning at north end of visitor parking.

Continue up the path, pass several building entrances, and pass the ALLIANT building

B1 building is on your left after the slight incline.

Turn left up a few steps at the south end of the building.

Enter the double doorway in front of you. Signs will be posted directing you.

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