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Mind Your Work 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.

Mind Your Work Jose Espinoza; Nicholas Bremner

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Mind Your Work 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.

    MYW S03 Episode 05 – Data Literacy Part 3: Communication and Storytelling with Data

    MYW S03 Episode 05 – Data Literacy Part 3: Communication and Storytelling with Data

    Time to pull it all together! In this episode, we wrap up our mini-series on data literacy by discussing how to communicate effectively using data. We cover important things to consider when preparing your talk (or write-up), knowing your audience, and effectively structuring your message. We also briefly talk about data visualization as a tool that can be used to augment your delivery.

        

    Timestamps:

    0:50: Why is storytelling important?

    2:30: Putting data and stories together

    4:38: Preparation: Deciding on your purpose

    6:30: Preparation: Knowing the context

    9:45: Knowing your audience

    22:25: Structuring your presentation or message

    28:55: The structure of a story

    31:30: Data visualization

    34:27: Data viz “commandments” (aka basic tips)

    36:15: Effective delivery in presentations

    39:40: Effective delivery in documents or manuscripts

    41:40: Wrap-up

     

    Mentioned This Episode:

    Cicero Public Speaking Cards

    Examples of great storytelling:

    The beauty of data visualization – David McCandless (chosen by Jose)

    Start with why – Simon Sinek (chosen by Nicholas)

    mindyourworkpodcast@gmail.com – Email us your ideas or suggestions here!

    MindYourWorkIO – Send us a tweet!

    Mindyourwork.io – Find us here!

     

    Credits:

    Our intro and outro music is “Ingenuity” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0). You can find more of Lee’s music at https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. Our transition music for this episode is “Bike ride with you” by Ryan Anderson. Licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0).

     

    Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

    • 44 min
    MYW S03 Episode 04 – Data Literacy Part 2: Analyzing Data

    MYW S03 Episode 04 – Data Literacy Part 2: Analyzing Data

    Okay, we’ve got a research question and some data! Now what? In this episode, we talk about common analytical techniques used in the social sciences (particularly industrial and organizational psychology) and what questions they can help answer. We also talk about the only “true” way to demonstrate that X causes Y and cover some common things to watch out for when conducting analysis.

     

    Timestamps:

    1:00: Statistics and how we’re teaching them the wrong way

    6:10: Describing data vs making inferences with data

    9:40: Describing survey data with “percent favorability”

    13:55: Why Jose thinks (knows) descriptive stats are great

    17:08: Let’s talk about correlations and shark attacks

    23:05: T-tests

    32:23: Experimental design 101

    36:13: Statistical pitfalls

    40:48: Wrap-up

     

    Mentioned This Episode:

    Tyler Vigen – Spurious Correlations

    Science Forum – Ten common statistical mistakes to watch out for

    mindyourworkpodcast@gmail.com – Email us your ideas or suggestions here!

    MindYourWorkIO – Send us a tweet!

    Mindyourwork.io – Find us here!

        

    Credits:

    Our intro and outro music is “Ingenuity” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0). You can find more of Lee’s music at https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. Our transition music for this episode is “Tech Toys” also by Lee; licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0).

        

    Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

    • 44 min
    MYW S03 Episode 03 – Data Literacy Part 1: Intro and Data Collection

    MYW S03 Episode 03 – Data Literacy Part 1: Intro and Data Collection

    Let’s talk about data literacy. Data is already ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives, so even if you don’t work with data directly, it’s still important to understand it. In this episode, we provide a brief introduction to our three part series on data literacy, which spans the issues of data collection, analysis, and communication/visualization. We also cover the first of these three topics.

         

    Timestamps:

    1:30: What is data literacy?

    2:35: Why is data literacy important?

    4:12: A way of thinking about data: Inputs, processes, and outputs

    7:05: Inputs: Data collection and measurement

    9:40: General pros and cons of measurement instruments

    19:35: Collecting data from the right people at the right time

    24:05: Statistical power

    24:50: Validity (accuracy) and reliability

    31:30: Wrap-up

     

    Mentioned This Episode:

    Gartner - A Data and Analytics Leader’s Guide to Data Literacy

     

    Some episodes covering issues of data literacy:

    Why Can’t We Hold All These Personality Models? (Validity and personality)

    Bad Behavior at Work (Measuring and preventing counterproductive work behavior)

    Of Metrics and Interventions (Examining the “right” metrics and data quality)

    Of Metrics and Interventions - Part 2 (The danger of focusing on too few metrics and how picking metrics can actually influence human behavior)

     

    mindyourworkpodcast@gmail.com – Email us your ideas or suggestions here!

    MindYourWorkIO – Send us a tweet!

    Mindyourwork.io – Find us here!

         

    Credits:

    Our intro and outro music is “Ingenuity” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0). You can find more of Lee’s music at https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. Our transition music for this episode is “Places Unseen” also by Lee; licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0).

     

    Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

    • 33 min
    MYW Unscripted Episode 13 – Me, You, and All These Data

    MYW Unscripted Episode 13 – Me, You, and All These Data

    Data has become increasingly common in our day-to-day lives. It has become easier than ever to collect, analyze, and share data than ever before. What implications does this have for us and how we make decisions in organizations? In this episode we discuss the rise of data in society, some of the ethical implications of collecting and using data in organizations, and preview our mini-series on data literacy coming in 2021.







    Timestamps:







    1:45: Where is data becoming more prevalent in society?







    8:35: Increased use of data in organizations







    10:45: Is collecting more data a good thing?







    14:04: How do we approach collecting and using data?







    21:15: How do we consume data as individuals?







    27:33: Final thoughts and upcoming mini-series on data literacy







    Mentioned This Episode:







    mindyourworkpodcast@gmail.com – Email us your ideas here!







    MindYourWorkIO – Send us a tweet!







    Mindyourwork.io – Find us here!







    Credits:







    Our intro and outro music for Unscripted is “Pamgaea” by Kevin McLeod, licensed under licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. You can find more of Kevin’s music at incompetech.com.







    Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

    • 29 min
    MYW Unscripted Episode 12 – Essential Services

    MYW Unscripted Episode 12 – Essential Services

    Essential services ensure that our continues to run, but things are a bit different during a pandemic. In this episode, we talk about some of the occupations that have graduated to essential and discuss how their new “value” has yet to reach employees.

        

    Timestamps:

    1:10: What is an essential service?

    2:56: The shift in importance of custodial work and other occupations

    8:00: Will the perceived value of certain occupations shift?

    10:20: Job evaluation

    17:45: Are certain essential services now “non-essential”?

    22:50: Final thoughts

     

    Mentioned This Episode:

    NYT article on custodial services

    Episode of 99pi on Social Infrastructure

    mindyourworkpodcast@gmail.com – Email us your ideas here!

    MindYourWorkIO – Send us a tweet!

    Mindyourwork.io – Find us here!

        

    Credits:

    Our intro and outro music for Unscripted is “Pamgaea” by Kevin McLeod, licensed under licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. You can find more of Kevin’s music at incompetech.com.

     

    Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

    • 27 min
    MYW Unscripted Episode 11 – Universal Basic Income

    MYW Unscripted Episode 11 – Universal Basic Income

    If you received $1000 per month, no strings attached, how would you spend your time? In this episode, we discuss the concept of universal basic income. We cover some of its potential psychological consequences for the individual and the value of work itself. The conversation turns toward what makes a job viable or not, how to enrich jobs, and the question of whether or not a significant portion of the population would “coast” or spend irresponsibly if given an unconditional monthly stipend.

     

    Timestamps:

    1:40: Defining Universal Basic Income

    8:52: The future of undesirable jobs under UBI

    13:08: Making nonviable jobs better

    17:05: Takeaways and overall impressions

    21:42: The case against UBI

     

    Mentioned This Episode:

    mindyourworkpodcast@gmail.com – Email us your ideas here!

    MindYourWorkIO – Send us a tweet!

    Mindyourwork.io – Find us here!

     

    Credits:

    Our intro and outro music for Unscripted is “Pamgaea” by Kevin McLeod, licensed under licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. You can find more of Kevin’s music at incompetech.com.

    Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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Rcmeye01 ,

Great Resource

For those considering grad school (or in a master’s or doctoral program already), this podcast is a tremendous resource for quickly upskilling on a topic. For those in the workplace, the episodes offer a fun way to refresh your learning, advance your understanding, and hear real-world examples (e.g., how improv classes foster psych safety). Jose and Nicholas - great stuff!

bfollansbee ,

Very interesting podcast

I’ve enjoyed listening because this podcast goes beyond just strategies that help you at work, but help you at life in general. The hosts are intelligent and share interesting insights. Highly recommend!

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