As a Psychology for Business Professor, I like to make it clear to my students that the application of what they will learn in my class has two main purposes within the work environment:
- Firstly, it will help them understand and work efficiently with their future coworkers and teams by envisioning what the human capital of a company means.
- Secondly, they will understand more about themselves, about their personality, their behaviors, their career plans, etc.
With regards to knowing oneself a little bit better, in my class yesterday, we discussed well-being at work and job satisfaction. Of course, work-life balance was part of the whole, but this time, I wanted them to have a different perspective at what could be called Life-Balance. Therefore I decided to show them a short video of Dan Thurmon Ted’s Talk on putting yourself off Balance on Purpose. Continue reading