Ep 031: Thinking ahead to 2019

Welcome to another episode of ‘My Pocket Psych’. This time, we look at the challenges with making New Year’s resolutions given our innate preference for comfort and stability.

We also discuss what productivity could look like in a variety of roles and look ahead to workplace psychology themes for 2019, in the second part of our interview with Nicky Hemmings.  You can catch the first part of this interview in our previous episode.


Resources mentioned

1. Productivity and behaviour change

Is HR neglecting its own mental health? https://hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/is-hr-neglecting-its-own-mental-health#.XBN8EkNGdOM.twitter

Productivity and the four day week? https://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/wednesday-afternoons-boost-productivity/

Perpetual Guardian in NZ has permanently adopted its four-day week: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/working-fewer-hours-makes-you-productive-new-zealand-trial

Article on productivity and failure to change: https://www.fastcompany.com/90276565/science-explains-why-productivity-hacks-and-resolutions-are-practically-destined-to-fail

Richard’s blog post on making New Year’s changes: https://www.worklifepsych.com/looking-for-some-resolution/


2. Interview with Nicky Hemmings, Part 2

Evidence-Based HR Forum on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12139747/

Centre for Evidence-based Management: https://www.cebma.org/

Psychological Flexibility: https://www.worklifepsych.com/psychologicalflexibility/

Nicky Hemmings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicolaHemmings

  • Date January 10, 2019
  • Tags Productivity