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 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 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 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 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 […]