Last week, I was working in Ireland and one of the highlights of my visit was the third of our ‘Psychology for Business’ meetups in Dublin.
As ever, it was well-attended and our focus this time was the topic of relationships at work. Given the high level of interdependence in the modern workplace, where our success depends on others, and their’s on ours, it’s important to reflect on the nature of our interpersonal relationships.
We explored it from a few perspectives, including the role of personality and values, the core tension between ‘getting along’ and ‘getting head’ and how we can build our self-awareness in order to understand others more clearly.
We looked at relationships through the ‘lens’ of Transactional Analysis and discussed the value of learning more about our values. As ever, I was ably assisted by my fellow co-founders of the group, Tiffany Poeppelman and Beth Maguire (who basically organise everything before I even land in Dublin – true champs! They also appeared on ‘My Pocket Psych‘ this year…). And of course, the session would have been nothing without the great questions and input from the attendees.
If you’d like to join our group and come to future events in Dublin, just click here and sign up. Right now, membership is absolutely free. But we’re sounding out members about a nominal fee for attendance, to cover the cost of some pizza and beers – key ingredients in any discussion about psychology in the workplace!
And finally, big thanks to Dogpatch Labs for hosting the meetup.