The pandemic threw work life out of the office and into the world. And it just might be the best thing that could happen.

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We’re still in the middle of the hurricane dubbed Covid-19. The virus has picked our world up, like a fistful of sand, and thrown it up in the air, where all the grains now levitate in uncertainty.

Only one thing is certain. Once the dust settles, few things will land…

Those “look how awesome our product is” webinar ideas belong at the bottom of your drawer.

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So we’re a few months into this “new normal” of pandemic life. Online meetings, webinars and virtual gatherings abound. Some are true gems of content and inspiration. A lot of them…well…are not.

Are you thinking of setting up an online event, but not sure how to engage people without sounding…

Three things you can do instead, to motivate your introverted employees — or yourself.

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I’ve written before about how I realized I was an introvert and what it’s like to be an introvert CEO. Today, I’m sharing another puzzle piece that has helped me understand motivation, goal-oriented behaviors, and my own drives.

How I found meaning in a dead-end Dutch customer service desk

Once upon a time, I briefly worked as a phone customer service…

These twelve tweaks can have a huge impact on your UX interview technique — and yield more useful answers.

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Just before Christmas, I had lunch with a UX designer, in a Brooklyn-esque hipster food court in Gothenburg. We started talking about interview technique and she asked if I, as a psychologist, could give her some pointers. “Sure, I’ll scribble something down,” I said.

I emailed her these 12 tips…

From managing workplace stress, to creating apps people understand and love — these are the common denominators.

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If you would ask me, as an organizational psychologist, “What is the one principle in psychology you think everyone should know about?”, the one I’m going to explain here would definitely be it. Having been around in psychology research for decades, Aaron Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence model have been found…

Three ideas that can help you uncover what your client really wants and the right problem to solve

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You know what the real problem is, according to science, with a lot of problem-solving we do in society today? It’s not necessarily in the methods we use, or in the people we involve (or exclude). Too often, we are solving the wrong problem in the first place.

Recently I…

Creating the work life of tomorrow, can’t be done in yesterday’s ways. Oh, and we’re not as lazy and entitled as you think.

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“How the heck can we make millennials stay at our company? They just stay for a few years and then they leave.” This question was recently asked, only half rhetorically, by an acquaintance of mine who is also a manager. …

Lina Bodestad

UX psychologist. Writer. Avid drinker of oat milk lattes. lina.bodestad@layer10.se

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