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Dealing with Change

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought about great change. In our Change and Work theme in our Applying Psychology to Work hub we have many rescources to help you make sense of change. 

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Identifying Values – Finding the Things that Matter the Most to You for the Way You Live and Work article icon

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Identifying Values – Finding the Things that Matter the Most to You for the Way You Live and Work

Values are things that matter the most to you for the way you live and work. This article should help you to identify which ones are most important to you.

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Feeling Stuck in your Job or Career? The ACT Matrix may be the Tool you Need article icon

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Feeling Stuck in your Job or Career? The ACT Matrix may be the Tool you Need

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based therapy which offers simple tools to help deal with everyday life challenges, and effectively handle difficult thoughts and feelings, accepting what is out of our personal control and committing to action that improves our lives.

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Workplace Survivor Syndrome

What is workplace survivor syndrome? Sharon Davis explores the psychology of this...

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Taking a Fresh Look at Managing Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

Recognising the positive and reciprocal link between employee engagement and wellbeing, may help organisations navigate post-pandemic challenges. Andrea Pearce investigates...

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Welcome to Applying Psychology to Work Hub

The Applying Psychology to Work hub is a collection of free resources (articles, videos, audios and courses) that have been curated by a team of applied psychologists within The Open University School of Psychology and Counselling. Read on and take part in activities to find out how it could be of benefit to you! 

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Applying Psychology to Work Activity

Would you like to know more about the resources available in this hub, and how they could help you and/or your organisation? Have a go at this activity to explore new thinking and ideas. 

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What is Locus of Control? article icon

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What is Locus of Control?

Do you have an internal or external locus of control? How does this affect your wellbeing or work? How can you take control of it? This article explores...

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Job Change and the Grief Cycle: The effects of losing our job or changing work role article icon

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Job Change and the Grief Cycle: The effects of losing our job or changing work role

When we lose a job or it goes through a fundamental change, particularly without knowledge and or consultation, this can have a profound effect on our sense of wellbeing and worker identity. This article explores the impact...

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What's in your toolbox?

Psychological flexibility is a Swiss army knife in uncertain times.

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Decision trees and dealing with uncertainty

This free course introduces basic ideas of probability. It focuses on dealing with uncertainty in a financial context and explores decision trees, a powerful decision-making technique, which can help you to simplify and formulate business decisions. The course also includes videos that introduce the key ideas and guide you through numerous examples.

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Understanding your customers

This free course, Understanding your customers, is a short introduction to understanding customers. The course underlines the relevance of understanding customers as individuals, members of society and members of organisations. It clarifies some key marketing concepts and terminology and highlights some differences between consumer and business-to-business marketing. The course is suitable for a variety of learners, including small business owners and those working in small businesses with limited access to specialists, as well as marketing professionals and those thinking about pursuing a course of study to become a marketing professional. This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B206 Understanding customers355.     Transcript36

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