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MindYourWork is a podcast about investigating and understanding the human aspects of work through science. Scientists have uncovered important and interesting insights about work that many of us don’t ever get to hear. Research on people at work is also advancing rapidly making it hard to keep up. The hosts, Nicholas Bremner and Jose Espinoza, are Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and they dive into the research aiming to inform, educate, and entertain. They sum up what scientists know, how it’s being applied, and how it could affect us in the future.

MindYourWork is a podcast about investigating and understanding the human aspects of work through science. Scientists have uncovered important and interesting insights about work that many of us don’t ever get to hear. Research on people at work is also advancing rapidly making it hard to keep up. The hosts, Nicholas Bremner and Jose Espinoza, are Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and they dive into the research aiming to inform, educate, and entertain. They sum up what scientists know, how it’s being applied, and how it could affect us in the future.
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MindYourWork is a podcast about investigating and understanding the human aspects of work through science. Scientists have uncovered important and interesting insights about work that many of us don’t ever get to hear. Research on people at work is also advancing rapidly making it hard to keep up. The hosts, Nicholas Bremner and Jose Espinoza, are Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and they dive into the research aiming to inform, educate, and entertain. They sum up what scientists know, how it’s being applied, and how it could affect us in the future.

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English


Episodes

MYW S01 Episode 07 – The Power of Goals

11/27/2018
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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 powerful motivators? 03:02: How to design better goals (Goal-Setting Theory & S.M.A.R.T. Goals) 06:45: Misapplications of S.M.A.R.T. Goals and their...

Duration:00:25:07

MYW S01 Episode 06 – What Attracts People to Organizations

9/30/2018
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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 the candidate experience. Timestamps: 01:32 Episode outline 03:20 Stage 1: Subconscious attraction and brand 05:20 Stage 2: Initial attraction to...

Duration:00:25:34

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

9/2/2018
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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 want to become a better leader yourself. Timestamps: 01:03 Episode outline 01:33 Are leaders born or made? 03:50 Thinking about leadership and management as...

Duration:00:14:59

MYW S01 Episode 04 – Mindfulness at Work

8/19/2018
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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 workplace distractions and does your cell phone lower your IQ 01:50 Understanding what we mean by mindfulness 05:06 Nature vs. nurture and...

Duration:00:21:39

MYW S01 Episode 03 – Personality in the Workplace (Part 2)

8/6/2018
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In this episode, we keep the discussion going on personality to address different ways of measuring this concept and talk about where the future of personality assessment is headed. We cover how personality test results differ when you rate yourself versus when someone else rates you, and why this is likely to happen. We also discuss a new method of measuring personality that doesn’t ask you any questions about yourself at all (hint: it involves machine learning). Timestamps: 00:47: A recap...

Duration:00:25:55

MYW S01 Episode 02 – Personality in the Workplace (Part 1)

7/22/2018
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Online personality tests can be fun and might teach you a little bit about yourself, but what is personality exactly? In this episode, we describe a popular science-based model of personality and talk about how this applies to the workplace. We also discuss how different personalities affect the performance of teams and pose the question, “are some personalities better than others in a work environment?” Timestamps: 01:07: Introduction to personality and what do we mean by that 03:00: The...

Duration:00:24:35

MYW S01 Episode 01 – The 9-to-5 Workday

7/9/2018
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Ever wonder where the standard 8-hour workday came from? Is it really the best way for us to work? What alternatives are there? In this episode, we discuss these issues and more, summarizing some of the key research in this area to shed light on the familiar 9-to-5 workday. Timestamps: 00:40: Topic introduction and the hosts’ experiences 04:55: The history of the 9-to-5 Workday 09:45: Alternatives to the 9-to-5 and some of the research on them 15:00: What about working less than 8...

Duration:00:23:26

MYW S01 Episode 00 – An Introduction

7/9/2018
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Find out more about the hosts, Jose and Nicholas as they tell you about themselves and why they decided to create this podcast. Timestamps: 00:25: What is this podcast and why should you listen to it? 02:30: Introduction to Jose Espinoza 03:05: Introduction to Nicholas Bremner 03:46: Outro Mentioned This Episode: Mindyourwork.io – Find us here! Ioatwork.com – Information about industrial/organizational psychology and its application to the workplace. Scienceforwork.com – Summaries of...

Duration:00:04:38

MYW Soundbyte – A 30-second Primer

6/29/2018
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A 30-second introduction to the hosts, what the podcast is about, and why you should listen!

Duration:00:00:29