MindYourWork

MindYourWork


Latest Episodes

MYW S02 Episode 06 – Mentorship
November 20, 2019

Mentorship is a well-known concept that is ubiquitous in organizations and frequently depicted in popular media (remember Master Yoda? “Do. Or do not. There is no try”). This is for good reason as mentors are the teachers, guides,

MYW Unscripted Episode 08 – Cognitive Enhancing Drugs
September 30, 2019

In this episode, Jose and Nicholas discuss the thorny ethical issue of cognitive enhancement in the workplace. They cover what constitutes pharmacological cognitive enhancement (or PCE), talk about the norms around drug use,

MYW Unscripted Episode 07 – What is Crunch Mode and Why is it Terrible
September 09, 2019

“Crunch Mode” may sound like a fun breakfast cereal, but it’s actually kind of a bummer. Crunch Mode is a controversial labour practice that is common in the video game industry. It involves long hours, high amounts of stress, and no extra pay.

MYW Unscripted Episode 06 – Pay Transparency
August 12, 2019

In this episode of Unscripted, Jose and Nicholas discuss their thoughts on the taboo of talking about pay with your coworkers. They cover their own ideas as to why this taboo is so prevalent, how it negatively impacts workers,

MYW S02 Episode 05 – The Importance of Sleep
July 29, 2019

We all know getting enough sleep is important, but a good night’s rest is often one of the first things we skip out on when life gets busy. In this episode, we cover the intersection between sleep and work.

MYW Unscripted Episode 05 – Of Metrics and Interventions Part 2
July 15, 2019

In the second episode of a two-part series, Jose and Nicholas cover what went wrong with the NYPD’s system for tracking crimes and have a broader discussion around the challenges of picking metrics to incentivize behavior and drive performance.  

MYW Unscripted Episode 04 – Of Metrics and Interventions
July 02, 2019

In the first episode of a two-part series, Jose and Nicholas use Reply All’s The Crime Machine episodes to talk about the importance of good metrics and what they mean for making successful changes in an organization.

MYW Will Be Back in July!
May 20, 2019

Jose and Nicholas have been a little busier than usual lately so MindYourWork will take a break for June and be back in July with a new episode! Mentioned This Episode: Jose’s personal Twitter (@jae_noza) Nicholas’ personal Twitter (@nlbremner)

MYW S02 Episode 04 – Bad Behavior at Work
May 06, 2019

On this episode, Jose and Nicholas discuss the research on Counter-productive Work Behaviors (CWBs). CWB is the umbrella term that covers a wide variety of behaviors that intentionally harm the organization or other employees.

MYW Unscripted Episode 03 – Jose and Nicholas Do Their Homework: Recruitment Videos
April 22, 2019

Almost a full season later, Jose and Nicholas finally get around to doing their homework! In this episode, we watch and discuss three very different recruitment videos mentioned in our episode on “What Attracts People to Organizations” (Season 1,