Wednesday Apr 29, 2020

Episode 43 - Emotion at Work in Job Crafting

On the title alone this episode may not seem to fit this podcast and the opposite is the case.  As an evidence-based practitioner, my guest Rob Baker is right at home and his work is ultimately about how people feel about their jobs and their work.  We cover a LOT of ground in this episode and on a personal note Rob's reply to my unexpected and innocuous question is a complete surprise and I learn a lot about him. 
Your references as always:
Around 3 minutes we discuss the Fat Cat on Kelham Island in Sheffield
Around 5 minutes Rob talks about how he competed for GB at orienteering, you can find out more here
Around 8 minutes I mention the awesome human being called Simon Heath who is a Consulting Artist and has some sensible and practical thinking on the workplace.  You can find him on Twitter here and here is his blog
Around 17 minutes Rob mentioned Job Crafting questionnaires.  Here is a link to a recent paper on that
Around 31 minutes Rob mentions the discipline of Positive Psychology, here is a link to explore what it is
Around 32 minutes Rob mentions a Dutch researcher and her research, here is a link to a 2015 paper on Job Crafting
Around 37 minutes I mention Erving Goffman and the notion of face and facework, you can read more about my research into this here
This is a piece by Robert Arundale on face and facework
At around 45 minutes I mention a Simulcast about Grit and Growth Mindset and you can find that here
Around 59 minutes Rob and I talk about a previous episode of this podcast with Hilary Scarlett, here is the link
Around 1hr 19 minutes I get Rob to lug his book, the link is here:
Personalization at Work – Bringing job crafting to life within organizations (by Rob Baker)
As we are wrapping up at 1 hour 21 Ron plugs his website
Here are some other references that Rob said would be helpful during the wrap up:
Job Crafting - Amy Wrzesniewski on creating meaning in your own work – Video from a presentation at Google’s 2014 Re: Work seminar series and the best introduction to the concept I have found. (this is a treasure trove of research)
Re-orientating Job Crafting (a really elegant paper outlining what we know and don't know about job crafting and a suggested path for future research) [Behind a paywall, unfortunately]
Why you should let people craft their work   People Management (by Rob Baker)
Job crafting guide - Resources from Tailored Thinking's website
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