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Aaron Jarden on Can We Simplify Wellbeing?

Today’s Guest

Dr. Aaron Jarden joins me on this episode. Dr. Jarden is a senior lecturer in psychology at Auckland University of Technology. He is also the president of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology.

Aaron shares his practical “me, we, us” framework to help people find simple ways to improve their wellbeing at work.  Discover the question he finds most leaders can’t answer and why helping them to figure this out and arm them with small interventions that deliver a big impact is the focus of his work.  Aaron also shares his thoughts on how to better connect researchers and practitioners with how the general public think of wellbeing.

You’ll Learn:

  • [01:40] – Aaron shares his latest research findings on wellbeing in workplaces.
  • [05:08] – There are different ways organizations implement these practices – top down, bottom up and from the sides – and Aaron shares the different strategies and his thoughts on the variety of techniques.
  • [06:23] – A challenge in implementing workplace wellbeing strategies is convincing leaders to buy in. Aaron talks about this necessary and difficult step in the process.
  • [09:14] – Aaron talks about the importance of small interventions that can make a huge difference to wellbeing.
  • [12:09] – Aaron shares an effective quick three-breath exercise to create a positive mindset.
  • [13:16] – Aaron talks about how researchers can improve the way they communicate science to practitioners and the public.
  • [17:13] – Aaron talks about the difference between academics and general public understandings of wellbeing.
  • [19:02] – The Lightning Round with Dr. Aaron Jarden.

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