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 […]

MYW S02 Episode 02 – Psychological Safety

When was the last time you avoided speaking up or trying something new because you were afraid of what others might think or say about you? This is a common feeling in psychologically unsafe environments. This episode, we discuss what psychological safety is, why it is important to foster in work environments, and how to […]

MYW Unscripted Episode 01 – Football, Labor, and Gladiators

In the first episode of our new series, Unscripted, we use a video by Jon Bois of SBNation to jump into a discussion about careers that are considered works of passion, the possibility of consumers co-opting the labor that goes into a product, and how careful psychologists need to be when nudging people at work […]

MYW S02 Episode 01 – Office 2.0 & Virtual Work Environments

If you work on a computer, you’ve likely been touched in some way by the advances that have made “Office 2.0” possible. In this episode, we discuss a key aspect of tech-enabled work environments: telework and virtual teams. We cover what the research says about the pros and cons of these arrangements, some important factors […]

MYW S01 Episode 08 – What’s next for MindYourWork

The year is coming to a close so we take a few minutes to review Season 1 of MindYourWork and talk about some exciting new things happening in Season 2! Timestamps: 00:25: Introduction and thanks! 01:50: Adjustments to the release schedule 03:33: Our exciting new mini-series 06:40: A preview of Season 2 Mentioned This Episode: […]

MYW S01 Episode 07 – The Power of Goals

We’ve all set goals that we never attain. The research says that goals, however, are one of the most powerful motivators we have access to. In this episode, we explore goal-setting theory and provide you with all the information you’ll need to design better goals and tap into their motivational power. Timestamps:01:27: Why are goals […]

MYW S01 Episode 06 – What Attracts People to Organizations

What is it about an organization that makes it an attractive place to work? In this episode, we describe the process of organizational attraction from beginning to end and explain why someone would likely choose one organization over another. We also discuss modern strategies for engaging and attracting candidates such as social media and reframing […]

MYW S01 Episode 05 – Manager and Leader, Can You Be Both?

What’s the difference between leaders and managers? Are leaders born or made? In this episode, we answer these questions and discuss leadership through the lens of “transformational leadership” – a concise way of describing why leaders are so effective and held in such high regard. We conclude with discussing what you can do if you […]

MYW S01 Episode 04 – Mindfulness at Work

This episode focuses (no pun intended) on the practice of mindfulness and its implications for our behavior and personal experience at work. The hosts discuss everything from whether being mindful is something you’re born with or whether you can learn it to what are the potential negatives of mindfulness on your ego! Timestamps:00:48 Discussion of […]