12 episodes

Welcome to Bitcurious. A podcast about us, humans, working and creating things together

My hypothesis is that understanding basic concepts of us humans can improve how we work and create things together. Explore the fundamentals forgotten or hidden in systems or buzz words

This curiosity launches me onto a quest to understand concepts underlying assertions and science. I find, read, and digest the science on the topic to help me make better sense of the world

I share these findings hoping those answers can also help you

If you r like me, a curious bit, come along on this quest for answers

Bit Curious Victoria Vallstrom

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    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to Bitcurious. A podcast about us, humans, working and creating things together

My hypothesis is that understanding basic concepts of us humans can improve how we work and create things together. Explore the fundamentals forgotten or hidden in systems or buzz words

This curiosity launches me onto a quest to understand concepts underlying assertions and science. I find, read, and digest the science on the topic to help me make better sense of the world

I share these findings hoping those answers can also help you

If you r like me, a curious bit, come along on this quest for answers

    E10: Science of Power in Teams & Organizations

    E10: Science of Power in Teams & Organizations

    Research demonstrates that power's impact on individuals is associated with a set of positive side effects, such as increased performance and outcomes.

    However, the positive benefits power has on us individuals are paradoxically the opposite for teams. Evidence suggests that power's impact is negatively related to team performance, outcomes, and corrupt social interactions within teams.

    This sparked my curiosity to understand more about power in the context of groups, teams, and organizations - and how to mitigate power's negative effect on teams & organizations.

    If you are a curious bit 🤓 🧠, come along on this week's quest to understand and untangle the science and research of power in the context of teams and organizations.

    Enjoy!

    Victoria



    Each episode´s content stands on the shoulders of giants - on what others already figured out - scientists and researchers who spent their whole life dedicated to answering specific questions. Huge credit to all those people and their excellent work!

    The main credit for this episode goes to the professors and scholars, Julie Battilana, Tiziana Casciaro, Dachner Keltner - who´s research is greatly summarized in the following books.

    Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business, by Julie Battilana, Tiziana Casciaro, et all

    The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, By Dachner Keltner

    The full list of sources and specific research papers can be found at my website https://www.victoriavallstrom.com/ 

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind I am not a scientist in the areas I cover, for example, psychology, neuroscience, biology, etc. I come from the other direction -   practical experience working and creating things with other people in organizations. Education-wise have a degree in computer science, coupled with university studies in the history of  ideas/history

    • 40 min
    E9: Science of Power

    E9: Science of Power

    Come along on this week's quest in the Science and research of power.

    Searching for answers to questions such as: what is power, what are the origins of it, who gains it, ones gained, what does power does to us?

    Some of those answers are grim,  which will bring us to the next set of questions, why is there so much misuse of power, why are power structures so sticky?

    However, our quest through the dark forest of power will end on the field of hope, as we seek answers to questions such as how and what do you do to stay on the right side of power?

    Enjoy!

    Victoria

    Each episode´s content stands on the shoulders of giants - on what others already figured out - scientists and researchers who spent their whole life dedicated to answering specific questions. Huge credit to all those people and their excellent work!

    The main credit for this episode goes to the professors and scholars, Julie Battilana, Tiziana Casciaro, Dachner Keltner - who´s research is greatly summarized in the following books. 

    Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business, by Julie Battilana, Tiziana Casciaro, et all

    The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, By Dachner Keltner

    The full list of sources and specific research papers can be found at my website https://www.victoriavallstrom.com/

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind I am not a scientist in the areas I cover, for example, psychology, neuroscience, biology, etc. I come from the other direction -   practical experience working and creating things with other people in organizations. Education-wise have a degree in computer science, coupled with university studies in the history of  ideas/history

    • 53 min
    E8: From Perfectionism to Optimalism in the Workplace

    E8: From Perfectionism to Optimalism in the Workplace

    In this episode, we will talk about the concept of Perfectionism in the Workplace.

    There is a continued prevalence of perfectionism in the workplace, which is striking, given the magnitude of the negative effects perfectionism has on how we work and create things together.

    This goes back to our widely held (incorrect) assumption: that perfectionism is beneficial to job performance.

    Today's episode will, based on current research, poke holes in this assumption - and look at ways to mitigate the negative effects of perfectionism.

    If you are a curious bit 🤓 🧠, come along this week's quest to understand and untangle perfectionism at the workplace, details how it is expressed, what to do about it including concrete actual interventions how to prevent feeding perfectionism and develop and foster optimalism.

    Enjoy!

    Victoria

    If you want a fast recap of what I just covered - there are slides and visuals posted with the key takeaways of this episode’s material on my website.

    Each episode´s content stands on the shoulders of giants - on what others already figured out - scientists and researchers who spent their whole life dedicated to answering specific questions. Huge credit to all those people and their excellent work!

    The full list of sources can be found at my website https://www.victoriavallstrom.com/ Disclaimer: Keep in mind I am not a scientist in the areas I cover, for example, psychology, neuroscience, biology, etc. I come from the other direction -   practical experience working and creating things with other people in organizations. Education-wise have a degree in computer science, coupled with university studies in the history of  ideas/history

    • 36 min
    E7: Science of Perfectionism

    E7: Science of Perfectionism

    In this episode, we will talk about the concept and Science of Perfectionism

    While there is scientific consensus that perfectionism leads to negative consequences, there has been a longstanding debate within perfectionism research if there are any positive aspects of perfectionism.

    At what point does healthy striving for perfection turn unhealthy?

    Come along this week's quest to understand and untangle what perfectionism is and how, when, and why it is problematic.

    Enjoy!

    Victoria


    If you want a fast recap of what I just covered - there are slides and visuals posted with the key takeaways of this episode’s material on my website.

    Each episode´s content stands on the shoulders of giants - on what others already figured out - scientists and researchers who spent their whole life dedicated to answering specific questions. Huge credit to all those people and their excellent work!

    The full list of sources can be found at my website https://www.victoriavallstrom.com/

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind I am not a scientist in the areas I cover, for example, psychology, neuroscience, biology, etc. I come from the other direction -   practical experience working and creating things with other people in organizations. Education-wise have a degree in computer science, coupled with university studies in the history of  ideas/history

    • 38 min
    E6: Autonomy-Supportive Organizations

    E6: Autonomy-Supportive Organizations

    In this episode, we will talk about the concept of Autonomy-Supportive Organizations.

    An autonomy-supportive organization is an organization that fulfills its members’ autonomy needs.

    When we perceive that we are free to perform our work in our own way within an autonomy-supportive context, we are more likely to find work engaging, have higher job satisfaction, and increased performance.

    We also engage in more self-directed behaviors, address obstacles and challenges more freely, and feel more support and connection.

    And the great news is that you can deliberately foster such an environment

    Come along on this quest to find answers: what are the most effective interventions, according to science,  for organizations to foster an autonomy-supportive environment?

    Enjoy!

    Victoria

    If you want a fast recap of what I just covered - there are slides and visuals posted with the key takeaways of this episode’s material on my website https://www.victoriavallstrom.com/

    Each episode´s content stands on the shoulders of giants - on what others already figured out - scientists and researchers who spent their whole life dedicated to answering specific questions. Huge credit to all those people and their excellent work!

    The full list of sources can be found at my website https://www.victoriavallstrom.com/

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind I am not a scientist in the areas I cover, for example, psychology, neuroscience, biology, etc. I come from the other direction -   practical experience working and creating things with other people in organizations. Education-wise have a degree in computer science, coupled with university studies in the history of  ideas/history

    • 31 min
    E5 Bonus: Philosophy of Autonomy (and free will)

    E5 Bonus: Philosophy of Autonomy (and free will)

    This is a Bonus Episode, that goes along with E5: Science of Autonomy

    It is not only modern software development organizations that spent many cycles on the concept of autonomy.  Autonomy is a topic that has engaged us, humans, for thousands of years, in philosophy, ethics, science, politics, and business.

    This is a quick crash course, a simplified version, of discussions around autonomy free will. 

    Enjoy!

    Victoria

    Each episode´s content, stand on the shoulders of giants - on what others already figured out - scientists and researchers who spent their whole life dedicated to answering specific questions. Huge credit to all those people and their excellent work!

    A full list of sources can be found at https://www.victoriavallstrom.com/

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind I am not a scientist in the areas I cover, for example, psychology, neuroscience, biology, etc. I come from the other direction -   practical experience working and creating things with other people in organizations. Education-wise have a degree in computer science, coupled with university studies in the history of  ideas/history

    • 10 min

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