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Thriving at Work with Dr. Patricia Grabarek and Dr. Katina Sawyer

Odds are you’re thinking about workplace wellness wrong. Organizational psychologists and workplace experts Dr. Patricia Grabarek and Dr. Katina Sawyer redefine workplace wellness to help you thrive at work. Based in cutting-edge research, they share decades worth of expertise to help you and your business reach maximum potential through surprisingly simple best practices. Each episode offers practical tips that everyone – from executives to entry-level employees – can apply on the job right away. Patricia and Katina will forever change the way you approach thriving at work.

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Are Your Needs Being Met Through Work?
We all have needs – in work and in life. But, some of our needs run deeper. Those are human needs! We all have them and if we don’t support them, our wellbeing worsens. Is your work helping to support your needs?  Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Tusl et al. (2024) Learn more about […] The post Are Your Needs Being Met Through Work? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
35:45 5/17/24
How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions at Work
Managing a chronic health condition can be extremely difficult. Yet, people have to do it all the time in their personal lives and at work. Luckily, some new research is providing some insights on how to better manage energy while coping with a chronic health condition. Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: den Kamp et […] The post How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions at Work appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
30:43 5/2/24
Is Courage Contagious?
When people act as allies, they often assume that their actions will inspire others. But, new research shows that may not always be the case. In fact, these acts might make observers feel deflated instead. What makes courage catchy? Find out in this episode!! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Thoroughgood et al. (2024) Read […] The post Is Courage Contagious? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
31:27 4/18/24
Problems With Too Much Psychological Capital
Psychological capital is a set of resources that can help improve your performance and your well-being. We love promoting this concept and encouraging people to develop their psychological capital. However, can there be too much of a good thing? New research shows there may be such a thing as too much psychological capital. Listen in […] The post Problems With Too Much Psychological Capital appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
31:37 4/5/24
Conversation with Geoffrey Roche: Learn from a Top Wellness Leader!
Are you interested in hearing tips from one of the top wellness leaders in the world? We were! And we learned a ton and now you can too. Listen to learn how Geoffrey Roche (Director of Workforce Development (North America), Siemens Healthineers) makes workforces happier and healthier, the right way. Additional Resources: Connect with Geoffrey […] The post Conversation with Geoffrey Roche: Learn from a Top Wellness Leader! appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
35:16 3/21/24
How Toxic Air Creates Toxic Leaders
Have you ever thought about how air pollution impacts the workplace? New research shows that bad air quality can actually impact how people act at work. Toxic air can create toxic leaders! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Khan, Patel, & Barnes (2024) Read more about Air Pollution and Leadership Download our new report: Top […] The post How Toxic Air Creates Toxic Leaders appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
31:58 3/7/24
How to be Happy and Healthy in Retirement
Most people think of financial planning when they think of retirement. But, have you ever considered planning for your social life in retirement? Learn why you should and how to do it! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article:La Rue et al. (2023) Read more about Retirement Want More? Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Want to […] The post How to be Happy and Healthy in Retirement appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
36:31 2/22/24
Why Are You Drowsy?
How often are you feeling drowsy at work? Can you pinpoint when it happens? New research finds that drowsiness can often occur after virtual meetings. Learn why and how you can avoid that type of fatigue! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Nurmi & Pakarinen (2023) Read more about Virtual Meeting Fatigue Want More? Listen on Apple […] The post Why Are You Drowsy? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
32:46 2/8/24
Are You Recovering from Work the Right Way?
You might think that recovery is all about vegging out on the couch and watching Netflix. That is one strategy – but is it the best one? Find out how you can recover better after work in this episode. The answer might surprise you! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Alameer et al. (2023) Read […] The post Are You Recovering from Work the Right Way? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
35:56 1/29/24
How Nature Helps Workplace Wellness
How do you feel when you spend a little time in nature? Research shows that time in nature or even simple exposure to nature can help people feel better at work. It can even help your performance! We discuss this new research and how you can implement the takeaways to support your and your team’s […] The post How Nature Helps Workplace Wellness appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
31:40 1/11/24
Why Workload Isn’t About How Much Work You Do
Most people think about workload as an objective number of hours you’ve worked or projects you’re juggling. But understanding whether or not your employees actually have a high workload is a little more complex. Learn how to manage workloads better in this episode! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Hasson et al. (2023) Read more […] The post Why Workload Isn’t About How Much Work You Do appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
26:27 11/30/23
Why to Break Up with Meeting Time
Back to back meetings are everyone’s nightmare. It’s exhausting. Interestingly, new research shares why excessive meeting time can be bad and we share tips to help manage it! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Zhang et al. (2023) Read more about Balancing Meeting Time Listen to our chat with Steven Rogelberg and the Surprising Science […] The post Why to Break Up with Meeting Time appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
27:01 11/16/23
Be More Humane!
Do people in your organization treat each other humanely? Or is it every person for themselves? Learn why you might want to increase humane behavior at work – especially if you think there’s no hope for your organization. Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Beham et al. (2023) Read more about Humane Workplaces Want More? Listen […] The post Be More Humane! appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
34:41 11/3/23
How to Help Mid-Level Leaders
Can we help mid-level leaders? Researchers recently discovered that mid-level leaders have more physical health issues than other levels of leaders and non-leaders. But why? We dive into some possible reasons behind this, what the science says, and how organizations can help! Research and Additional Resources: Research Article: Hu et al. (2023) Read more about […] The post How to Help Mid-Level Leaders appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
38:14 10/19/23
How to Avoid Insomnia
Do you speak up at work? Do you like to share positive and constructive feedback? Unfortunately, speaking up can impact your sleep! We discuss new research that finds that speaking up in the wrong conditions can lead to insomnia. We share how you can avoid insomnia and how leaders can help! Research and Additional Resources: […] The post How to Avoid Insomnia appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
30:08 10/5/23
Why Changing Work Conditions Matter
Have you ever had your work conditions change? Did a good workplace get worse in some way? Or has a toxic workplace gotten better when a problematic person left? New research talks about the impact of a change in work conditions and well-being. We discuss what leaders should focus on to prevent negative change and […] The post Why Changing Work Conditions Matter appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
36:43 9/22/23
How To Take Good Breaks While Remote
Do you take breaks throughout the day? Do you notice it help your productivity? It can be tricky to take breaks while working remotely. We can feel guilty for taking the time for ourselves when we are ‘on the clock’. However, taking breaks is really good for you, even when remote! We discuss new research […] The post How To Take Good Breaks While Remote appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
31:13 9/7/23
How Your Sleep Profile Impacts Burnout
New research is digging into the idea of sleep profiles. Basically, researchers are trying to understand different sleep patterns of people (beyond night owl/early bird). We discuss the early findings around sleep profiles and how they related to work, exhaustion, and burnout. Maybe you’ll be able to identify your sleep profile too! Research and Additional […] The post How Your Sleep Profile Impacts Burnout appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
29:58 8/24/23
Why Leader Recovery Should Be a Top Priority
 Are you a leader who suffers from overwork? Good news – your recovery isn’t selfish. It actually boosts your team’s capacities to perform and innovate. Learn more about leader recovery and how to motivate yourself to take time for you! Research and Additional Resources: Want More?           The post Why Leader Recovery Should Be a Top Priority appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
30:55 8/10/23
How Well is America at Work?
We spend most of the time discussing solutions to wellness challenges or ways to create healthy workplaces. But what is the state of well-being at work? Specifically, how well is America at work? Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post How Well is America at Work? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
36:42 7/27/23
Is Trauma at Work Taking a Toll?
Traumatic events can have serious consequences on you and others. And they can happen at work. Learn how to recognize if you’ve experienced trauma at work, and how to make sure your relationships stay strong, so you can cope! Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post Is Trauma at Work Taking a Toll? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
38:25 7/13/23
Stop Micro-Managing Remote Employees
Remote work isn’t going anywhere. Some managers are struggling with managing effectively in this environment. One thing we do know – micro-managing is never a good idea! We discuss new research on monitoring remote employees and the impact on wellness. Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post Stop Micro-Managing Remote Employees appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
35:34 6/30/23
Training Tips to Improve Resilience at Work
Did you know that resilience can be trained? It can! But, it takes a unique approach to do it the right way. Learn how to train your team to be more resilient – including a top tip for leaders that really makes training stick! Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post Training Tips to Improve Resilience at Work appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
35:55 6/15/23
How Support Helps Bullied Employees
Unfortunately, bullying happens in the workplace and can have major negative impacts on the bullied employees. Luckily, new research finds that coworker support can help mitigate the problems caused bullying. We dive in and talk about the findings and how to implement them on the job. Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post How Support Helps Bullied Employees appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
35:06 6/1/23
Should You Act Humbly in Work Relationships?
You’ve probably heard that being humble is a good thing. But, is it always good to be humble toward everyone? Find out the pros and cons of being humble at work in this new episode.  Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post Should You Act Humbly in Work Relationships? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
30:27 5/18/23
Special Episode: SIOP 2023 Recap
We had a great time at SIOP 2023, the conference run by the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. It’s always a great time and a great learning experience to get together with others in our field. Luckily, you can also learn from our experience! We share the trends from the field, what we learned, and some […] The post Special Episode: SIOP 2023 Recap appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
28:07 5/4/23
How to Speak Up and Not Lose Sleep
Are you struggling with your sleep? Have you considered how your interactions at work might impact your sleep? We discuss new research that highlights how speaking up can hurt your sleep and what you can do to help create a culture where speaking up is positive! Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post How to Speak Up and Not Lose Sleep appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
30:45 4/13/23
How Recovery Helps Job Seekers
Looking for jobs can be super stressful. It takes a lot of time and facing rejections is always hard. Plus, your future feels a little less stable and uncertain as you job hunt. Thus, it’s crucial for job seekers to focus on recovery from the search. And, new research highlights how recovery can help job […] The post How Recovery Helps Job Seekers appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
22:07 3/30/23
Want to Build Community at Work – Fast?
Feeling a part of a community is a great way to boost well-being. Luckily, there is an easy way to quickly build community at work. Want to know how? Listen to learn more! Research and Additional Resources: Want More?             The post Want to Build Community at Work – Fast? appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
30:05 3/16/23
How to Use Your Energy Effectively
Have you noticed that you are more focused or energetic during certain parts of the day? What can you do to maintain the right amount of energy at work? We breakdown recent research on circadian rhythms, sleep, workload, and autonomy and how it ties into using your energy effectively. Research and Additional Resources: Want More? The post How to Use Your Energy Effectively appeared first on Workr Beeing | The Science Of Thriving Workplaces.
24:44 3/2/23

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