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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.

My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon

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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.

    Ep 71: Working at home, in the office or both?

    Ep 71: Working at home, in the office or both?

    Hello and welcome to episode 71 of My Pocket Psych, the podcast all about the psychology of the workplace.

    Six months after lockdown hit the UK in any meaningful way, the push is on to get people back into the physical workplace. In this episode, we look at why this return to the office might be a source of anxiety for some employees and why some of the commentary about ‘back to work’ has been very unhelpful and inaccurate.

    • 40 min
    Ep 070: Micro-Frustrations at home with Sir Cary Cooper

    Ep 070: Micro-Frustrations at home with Sir Cary Cooper

    In this episode, Richard interviews Sir Cary Cooper CBE about the 'micro-frustrations' those of us working at home can face. Pilar is back and she and Richard discuss the importance of a healthy home-working set-up and the diversity of home-working experiences. 

    • 50 min
    Ep 069: Life after coaching

    Ep 069: Life after coaching

    In this episode, Richard is once again flying solo, looking at the topic of life after coaching ends.

    It's crucial that coach and coachee are clear on the finite nature of the coaching relationship and that the coach does what they can to reduce the chance of dependency on coaching.

    Richard explores what that can look like and what kinds of skills coachees can apply to other contexts once they've finished coaching. 

    • 19 min
    Ep 068: How to get the most from coaching

    Ep 068: How to get the most from coaching

    Welcome back! This episode is the second in our three-part series looking at maximising your coaching experience.

    Last time, we covered the essential factors that make coaching what it is, so you might want to listen to that episode firstif you haven’t already. What I wanted to underline this time round is that coaching requires a real investment of time, attention and energy. Simply having a coach changes nothing - treating your development like a project is what is going to make the difference.

    • 39 min
    Ep 067: What to expect from coaching

    Ep 067: What to expect from coaching

    In this episode, we turn our attention to coaching. Perhaps you've thought about working with a coach, or you're considering introducing it to your organisation. Either way, this episode is a great place to start. Richard and Pilar outline what to expect from a coaching experience, covering the practicalities and explaining how it differs from other forms of development. In our next episode we'll look at how to get the most from your coaching.

    • 45 min
    Ep 066: Asynchronous working

    Ep 066: Asynchronous working

    Welcome to episode 66, where we discuss the concept - and relevance - of 'asynchronous working', something that so many people will need to adapt to in the coming months. Pilar outlines what it means when work is asynchronous and what's really important to bear in mind when we're not 'at work' at the same time. 

    • 39 min

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