Professor Mark van Vugt offers advice, consulting and training in leadership and management, team conflict and negotiations and integroup relations for both companies, local and national governments and NGO's.
Much of this consultancy work is done through NIMEP, the Netherlands Institute for Management and Evolutionary Psychology.
Mark van Vugt has done consultancy jobs with a number of private and public organizations including, for example, LTP, Mandev, TNO, De Brauw, the Dutch national government, the Singapore national government, the British government, FNV, English Nature, UK National Health Services, Southern Water, and Southampton Football Club.
He gives regular public lectures on issues related to leadership, management, sustainability and evolutioanry psychology.
Mark van Vugt offers advice on a range of applied problems with social and psychological aspects such as environmental sustainability, charity giving, transport, anti-social behaviour, and social exclusion. All of the work is done with the use of rigorous psychological theory and research. The objective is to improve the welfare of individuals, communities, organizations and societies through improving leadership, trust, and cooperative skills.
Consultancy on projects about leadership, group dynamics, organizational performance, environment, charity giving, volunteering, social cohesion
I have been involved in various field research projects studying how individuals and groups manage social dilemmas and foster prosocial behaviour in the real-world, specifically with regard to environmental problems like transportation, water conservation, and recycling. Recently, I have also looked at topics such as charity support, philanthropy, organ donation, and community cohesion in Britain an the Netherlands. In this research I apply insights from evolutionary and social psychology to understand these issues and offer suggestions for interventions.