My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace

by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon

My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 11
  • Last: 28 Feb 2018
My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.

Episodes (11)

  • Ep 011 - Productivity 5: The magic of goals
    Ep 011 - Productivity 5: The magic of goals
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 52:11
    This episode sees us finishing our series on Productivity at work. Richard and Pilar look at the value of setting appropriate goals. We examine them in terms of how they can align with our values and our roles in life and their motivating i... Read more →
    This episode sees us finishing our series on Productivity at work. Richard and Pilar look at the value of setting appropriate goals. We examine them in terms of how they can align with our values and our roles in life and their motivating i... Read more →

  • Ep 010 - Productivity 4: Apps for Productivity
    Ep 010 - Productivity 4: Apps for Productivity
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    Published: 14 Feb 2018 Duration: 57:46
    This week, Richard and Pilar continue their discussion about productivity at work and how we can use apps to help us stay on top of priorities.  After discussing some of the factors that can help you identify an app to manage your tasks and... Read more →
    This week, Richard and Pilar continue their discussion about productivity at work and how we can use apps to help us stay on top of priorities.  After discussing some of the factors that can help you identify an app to manage your tasks and... Read more →

  • Ep 009 - Productivity 3: Purpose
    Ep 009 - Productivity 3: Purpose
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 31:32
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar continue our series looking at productivity. We discuss the important aspect of ‘Purpose’ when it comes to our productivity at work. While we can be very efficient and get lots done, it’s arguably as impor... Read more →
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar continue our series looking at productivity. We discuss the important aspect of ‘Purpose’ when it comes to our productivity at work. While we can be very efficient and get lots done, it’s arguably as impor... Read more →

  • Ep 008 - Productivity 2: Prioritisation
    Ep 008 - Productivity 2: Prioritisation
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    Published: 17 Jan 2018 Duration: 42:26
    This is the second in a series of discussions about productivity in a demanding world. This time, Richard and Pilar turn their attention to how we can better prioritise the work that comes our way.  Fundamentally, prioritisation helps us gu... Read more →
    This is the second in a series of discussions about productivity in a demanding world. This time, Richard and Pilar turn their attention to how we can better prioritise the work that comes our way.  Fundamentally, prioritisation helps us gu... Read more →

  • Ep 007 - Productivity 1: Procrastination
    Ep 007 - Productivity 1: Procrastination
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    Published: 3 Jan 2018 Duration: 42:10
    In this episode, we start our series of discussions on Productivity. Richard and Pilar begin with an examination of how and why we procrastinate and discuss what we can do to address this unhelpful habit.  Resources mentioned during this ep... Read more →
    In this episode, we start our series of discussions on Productivity. Richard and Pilar begin with an examination of how and why we procrastinate and discuss what we can do to address this unhelpful habit.  Resources mentioned during this ep... Read more →

  • Ep 006 - Mental health at work
    Ep 006 - Mental health at work
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    Published: 21 Dec 2017 Duration: 47:55
    In this episode, Richard is joined by Occupational Psychologist and Psychotherapist Nicola Tatham. They discuss the role of mental health at work, the importance of de-stigmatising mental health conditions and have some thoughts to share on... Read more →
    In this episode, Richard is joined by Occupational Psychologist and Psychotherapist Nicola Tatham. They discuss the role of mental health at work, the importance of de-stigmatising mental health conditions and have some thoughts to share on... Read more →

  • Episode 005 - Let's talk about work-life balance
    Episode 005 - Let's talk about work-life balance
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    Published: 6 Dec 2017 Duration: 46:11
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar turn their attention to the topic of work-life balance. We look at how it’s a frequently misunderstood area and how it can be useful to look at it from several perspectives. We then look at the third of ou... Read more →
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar turn their attention to the topic of work-life balance. We look at how it’s a frequently misunderstood area and how it can be useful to look at it from several perspectives. We then look at the third of ou... Read more →

  • Episode 004 - Do I need a coach?
    Episode 004 - Do I need a coach?
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    Published: 22 Nov 2017 Duration: 55:25
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar turn their attention to the topic of coaching at work. We look at how coaching is different to mentoring, counselling or psychotherapy, as well as the topics that can benefit from a coaching approach. We t... Read more →
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar turn their attention to the topic of coaching at work. We look at how coaching is different to mentoring, counselling or psychotherapy, as well as the topics that can benefit from a coaching approach. We t... Read more →

  • Ep 003 - Psychological Flexibility: paying attention to now
    Ep 003 - Psychological Flexibility: paying attention to now
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    Published: 8 Nov 2017 Duration: 44:43
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar discuss the concept of ‘Psychological Flexibility’ and examine how becoming more aware of the ‘now’ can help us focus and get in touch with what’s going on inside. We ask everyone to ‘Show up’ and be more ... Read more →
    In this episode, Richard and Pilar discuss the concept of ‘Psychological Flexibility’ and examine how becoming more aware of the ‘now’ can help us focus and get in touch with what’s going on inside. We ask everyone to ‘Show up’ and be more ... Read more →

  • Ep002 - "Help! I'm drowning in email"
    Ep002 - "Help! I'm drowning in email"
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 28:48
    In this episode of My Pocket Psych, Richard and Pilar discuss the thorny topic of email. Whether it's email at work or email at home - of the plethora of other in-boxes we have to attend to these days - it can really be a double-edged sword... Read more →
    In this episode of My Pocket Psych, Richard and Pilar discuss the thorny topic of email. Whether it's email at work or email at home - of the plethora of other in-boxes we have to attend to these days - it can really be a double-edged sword... Read more →

  • Ep001 - Introducing My Pocket Psych
    Ep001 - Introducing My Pocket Psych
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    Published: 18 Oct 2017 Duration: 21:27
    In this first episode of 'My Pocket Psych', Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti explain what the podcast will focus on and clarify exactly what it is that an occupational psychologist does.  (And no, it's not "reading your mind at parties"... Read more →
    In this first episode of 'My Pocket Psych', Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti explain what the podcast will focus on and clarify exactly what it is that an occupational psychologist does.  (And no, it's not "reading your mind at parties"... Read more →

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