Paul M. Mastrangelo

I help organizations become better by listening to the people who work there. I can make companies have better performance, and I can make employees have better working environments. How cool is that?

Paul M. Mastrangelo

Principal Strategist

Paul Mastrangelo, Ph.D., is an author, executive speaker and C-suite Sherpa with 25+ years’ experience in organization development, HR research, and leadership education. He is Principal Strategist for CultureIQ, an award-winning culture management firm that he describes as a “50-year-old startup company” (legacy CEB, Genesee Survey Services).

In his CultureIQ role, Paul collaborates with leaders to design, administer, and interpret organizational assessments to align culture with strategic goals. His clients have included Apple, Behr, Cisco Systems, Goodyear, HP, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Orkla, VF, and Wolters Kluwer. He has made presentations to business leaders in 14 countries, including memorable trips to Colombia, Latvia, and Saudi Arabia.

A former tenured professor, Paul is a recognized thought leader in the global assessment and development of employee engagement, with over 25 professional publications, including a chapter on improving design and interpretation of sample surveys in the 2020 book, Employee Surveys and Sensing, a 2018 article on employee engagement myths, a 2014 article on peer-nominated survey action teams, a 2010 chapter on creating infectious change in global organizations, and the 2008 book Employee Surveys in Management. Paul hosts the CultureIQ video series “Ask a Strategist,” and maintains a professional online presence on LinkedIn and Twitter @paulmastrangelo.

Paul received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Ohio University in 1993 and his BA in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 1989, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Articles, essays and other work

Mastrangelo, P. M. (2020). Improving the design and interpretation of sample surveys in the workplace. In W. Macey & A. Fink (Eds) Employee Surveys and Sensing – The SIOP Professional Practice Series. New York: Oxford University Press.  

Season 4, Episode 10 “What Is Culture?” Podcast (2020), “Cultural Effect of COVID-19,” Paul Mastrangelo, hosted by Rocco Lungariello.

Webinar, (2020), “The Future of Work Is Now.”

Paul Mastrangelo’s ‘Ask a Strategist’ series talks about how to create better culture in the workplace

Article,, “A Good Workplace Culture Is Like Money in the Bank” (2019)

Mastrangelo, P. M. & Barbera, K. (2018) Five myths of employee engagement. CHRO Quarterly, 2018(Q1), 23-28.

Franz, T. M. & Mastrangelo, P. M. (2014). Using a peer-nominated team to drive change and improve trust: A case study. OD Practitioner, 46(2), 33-39. 

Mastrangelo, P. M. (2013). Will employee engagement be hijacked or reengineered? In J. Vogelsang et al. (Eds) Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network. New York: AMACOM. (Selected for republication.)

Mastrangelo, P. M. (2010). Creating infectious change in global organizations: Applying psychology to large-scale planned interventions. In K. Lundby & J. A. Jolton (Eds.) Going Global: Practical Applications and Recommendations for HR and OD Professionals in the Global Workplace. New York: Jossey-Bass. 

Mastrangelo, P. M. (2009). Will employee engagement be hijacked or reengineered? OD Practitioner, 41(2), 13-18.

Borg, I. & Mastrangelo, P. M. (2008). Employee Surveys in Management: Theories, Tools, and Practical Applications.Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe & Huber.

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