MYW Unscripted Episode 07 – What is Crunch Mode and Why is it Terrible

“Crunch Mode” may sound like a fun breakfast cereal, but it’s actually kind of a bummer. Crunch Mode is a controversial labour practice that is common in the video game industry. It involves long hours, high amounts of stress, and no extra pay. In this episode, Jose and Nicholas talk about where Crunch Mode came […]

MYW Unscripted Episode 06 – Pay Transparency

In this episode of Unscripted, Jose and Nicholas discuss their thoughts on the taboo of talking about pay with your coworkers. They cover their own ideas as to why this taboo is so prevalent, how it negatively impacts workers, and what organizations have to gain from being more transparent about what and how they pay […]

MYW S02 Episode 05 – The Importance of Sleep

We all know getting enough sleep is important, but a good night’s rest is often one of the first things we skip out on when life gets busy. In this episode, we cover the intersection between sleep and work. We outline some of the work-related consequences of lacking sleep, explain how work can hinder employees’ […]

MYW Unscripted Episode 05 – Of Metrics and Interventions Part 2

In the second episode of a two-part series, Jose and Nicholas cover what went wrong with the NYPD’s system for tracking crimes and have a broader discussion around the challenges of picking metrics to incentivize behavior and drive performance.   Timestamps: 0:40: Brief recap of part 1 and setup for part 2 1:50: Downsides of […]

MYW Unscripted Episode 04 – Of Metrics and Interventions

In the first episode of a two-part series, Jose and Nicholas use Reply All’s The Crime Machine episodes to talk about the importance of good metrics and what they mean for making successful changes in an organization. They also discuss the role of high-level leaders in ensuring that interventions are carried out effectively.   Timestamps: […]

MYW Will Be Back in July!

Jose and Nicholas have been a little busier than usual lately so MindYourWork will take a break for June and be back in July with a new episode! Mentioned This Episode: Jose’s personal Twitter (@jae_noza) Nicholas’ personal Twitter (@nlbremner) MindYourWorkIO (@mindyourworkio) – Send us a tweet!   Credits: Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her […]

MYW S02 Episode 04 – Bad Behavior at Work

On this episode, Jose and Nicholas discuss the research on Counter-productive Work Behaviors (CWBs). CWB is the umbrella term that covers a wide variety of behaviors that intentionally harm the organization or other employees. We cover everything from theft and fraud to the newest kind of CWB to enter the workplace, cyberloafing. Listen and find […]

MYW Unscripted Episode 03 – Jose and Nicholas Do Their Homework: Recruitment Videos

Almost a full season later, Jose and Nicholas finally get around to doing their homework! In this episode, we watch and discuss three very different recruitment videos mentioned in our episode on “What Attracts People to Organizations” (Season 1, Episode 6). We talk about some of the key messages that organizations try to communicate through […]

MYW S02 Episode 03 – What to Do About Burnout

Burnout is a commonly discussed topic these days, but what exactly is burnout and is it really a “millennial condition” as the popular press suggests it is? In this episode, we explain what it means to experience burnout at work and discuss some of the workplace challenges that often lead to burning out. We also […]

MYW Unscripted Episode 02 – Why Can’t We Hold All These Personality Models?

In this episode, Jose and Nicholas discuss Nicholas’ third favorite topic, personality models. In Season 1 Episodes 2–3, we discussed a single model of personality but there are many others out there. This time we talk about some of those other models and, boy, do we have opinions. Although we don’t like many of these […]