189 episodes

Join Jane and James to learn how to improve your individual, team and organizational performance and experience. Combining key theories from organizational psychology and management theory with actionable, practical insights, this podcast will help you better understand the factors that shape the world of work. Whether you are a seasoned leader, new manager or even in your first job, this podcast is an essential listen for those who want to understand and improve our workplaces.

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The World of Work Podcast Join James and Jane on their mission to improve the world of work

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

Join Jane and James to learn how to improve your individual, team and organizational performance and experience. Combining key theories from organizational psychology and management theory with actionable, practical insights, this podcast will help you better understand the factors that shape the world of work. Whether you are a seasoned leader, new manager or even in your first job, this podcast is an essential listen for those who want to understand and improve our workplaces.

#GoodWorkGoodLife
@theWowPodcast

    E187 - Work And Well-Being – Talking About Culture With Matt Cameron

    E187 - Work And Well-Being – Talking About Culture With Matt Cameron

    Unlock the power of a positive work culture! Explore the intricate relationship between work and well-being as Jane Stewart talks about culture with Matt Cameron, an employee retention performance and well-being consultant. Matt offers valuable and actionable strategies for creating a thriving workplace environment where everyone can flourish. Don't miss this insightful discussion that promises to inspire positive change in your workplace culture.

    • 40 min
    E188 - Modern Belonging In The Workplace With Letesia Gibson

    E188 - Modern Belonging In The Workplace With Letesia Gibson

    The world of work is changing, and so is what it means to belong. Join us for a captivating conversation with Letesia Gibson, founder of New Ways, as she dives into the intricacies of modern belonging in the workplace. Letesia’s unique perspective on creating inclusive, anti-racist cultures is rooted in her varied career and personal experiences. In this episode, she discusses the challenges organizations face in fostering a sense of safety, agency, and connection, especially in today's turbulent world. From her approach to conducting cultural audits to supporting leaders in building strong, inclusive workplaces, Letesia offers insights that will inspire you to rethink what it means to belong in the modern workplace. Tune in for an eye-opening discussion on the evolving dynamics of work and how we can create environments where everyone feels they belong.

    • 51 min
    E186 - Proactivity At Work With Dr. Joe Gray

    E186 - Proactivity At Work With Dr. Joe Gray

    Every employer loves proactive employees on their team. But what does proactivity in the workplace even mean? For the uninitiated, it is often confused with volunteerism, but in reality, it is the exact opposite. But what most people would agree on is that proactivity does wonders in productivity, efficiency, and efficacy at work. Dr. Joe Gray joins us in this World of Work episode to break this concept down. She discusses how people are motivated to manifest proactive behaviors, why there is a dark side to proactivity, and what its positive effects are when done right. Join in for a fruitful and insightful conversation!

    • 45 min
    E185 - The Four Day Week: Exploring the Evidence W/ Dr. Charlotte Rae

    E185 - The Four Day Week: Exploring the Evidence W/ Dr. Charlotte Rae

    It would seem like the benefits of the four day week are a no-brainer. After all, it makes total sense how spending less time on work would benefit the employee physically, mentally, and emotionally. But how much of an impact does it truly have? Here’s something to show your average naysayer: there is actually a lot of hard, scientific data supporting the positive benefits of the four day week. Today’s guest, Dr. Charlotte Rae, has devoted her time to studying these effects to come up with a reliable dataset that would help companies make the best decision with regards to their work arrangements. If you’re curious what’s behind all the hype around the catchphrase, then you better prepare yourself for a lot more than you expected! Tune in!

    • 58 min
    E184 - Management Challenges: Developing People With Lorna Leach

    E184 - Management Challenges: Developing People With Lorna Leach

    Managers should be guides, mentors, and supporters for their people because they play a critical role in fostering an environment where employees grow and reach their full potential. Although that role is critical in organizations, not every manager is an effective developer. That is what we will address in today’s conversation. In this episode, Lorna Leach shares her insights about developing people in the organization. She also talks about what managers should understand and know to make the right choices to develop people. Listen to Lorna’s advice to guide you into managing your people in the organization. Tune in to this episode so you won’t miss Lorna’s wealth of experience in non-profit management.

    • 45 min
    E183 - What Makes A Good Organisational Psychologist? With Dr. Hayley Lewis - Part 2

    E183 - What Makes A Good Organisational Psychologist? With Dr. Hayley Lewis - Part 2

    The workplace is not just a place for us to utilize our technical skills; it is also a place where we have to navigate various psychological dynamics. An organisational psychologist is the best person who can assist us in this area. Back for the second part of our conversation on organisational psychology, Dr. Hayley Lewis of Halo Psychology dives deeper into what the profession can offer. She breaks down the key characteristics that make a good organisational and occupational psychologist in the field. Working as translators to the public about the world of work psychology, Dr. Lewis also shares how practitioners can get better at informing more people about the things that can help them. From simplifying and providing access to research to utilizing social media, she shows ways to engage more people and bring them into the fold. What is more, Dr. Lewis shares three theories that are fundamental to the workplace. Don’t miss out on this jam-packed conversation that can help transform the world of work!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Rachelabauer ,

Must listen

I love this podcast! The hosts do an amazing job with the interviews with bringing the guests back to providing tangible, actionable steps for listeners. It has genuinely helped guide me several times. 10/10 recommend!

Jakub[SOP] ,

A must listen!

I absolutely love this podcast! The content is relevant and broken down so clearly that I literally have “aha” moments while listening! I highly recommend this podcast!

obacker19 ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙏

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! James and Jane do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and culture you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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