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My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace

Jun 4, 2019

Welcome to episode 41 of My Pocket Psych. In this episode, Richard and Pilar ask the fundamental question: does coaching work? And as you might imagine, it's not a yes/no answer. 

We also cover wellbeing, productivity and effectiveness news and reflect on what a positive coaching experience is really about. 

Resources covered in this episode:

Productivity news:

- Psychology for Business meetup in Dublin: 

Wellbeing news:

 - WorkLifePsych wellbeing training courses, including 'Resilience 101': 

- Stress at work linked to poor management:

 - It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried:

- Screen use and sleep in teenagers, The Guardian:

 Effectiveness news:

- The latest episode of WorkLife with Adam Grant covers some really common myths and fads in the workplace. A great episode for non-psychologists to hear some critique of common misunderstandings:

Pilar recommends Zig Zag:

Does coaching work?

 - Science for Work summary of the evidence for workplace coaching: