E40 That Great Business Show - The Dr. Jo Special - Dr. Jolanta Burke of Maynooth University is the Team GBS 'no nonsense' positive psychologist and gives listeners a post-Covid pep talk.

E 40 That Great Business Show posting 25th of June 2021


Dr. Jo Burke, Assistant Professor, NUI Maynooth, the TeamGBS in-house positive psychologist


What is resilience and why is it important for business?

Her research on 'growth' and why the majority of people 'grew' during Covid.

How and why we bounce back - Dr Jo's two year rule.

How to hang on to all the good stuff we learnt during lockdown.

How to increase staff productivity by 12% or more.

Why running around a North Sea beach with a big ball is not good for team building.

Working from home and why it's so good for us.

How to brainstorm via email (no, honestly).

The importance of trust in increasing employee performance.

Why you should never pay your kids to do house work.

School teachers not keeping up with exercise post-Covid.

The importance of a ten minute (no bikkie, no loo) break every morning.

Working from home adds 26 minutes extra in our workday.

Spreading kindness is great for your mental health.

Writing down your negative thoughts and dumping that writing in the bin.

Twenty minutes a day writing down negative thoughts for just three days can have massive benefits.

How switching off your phone can lead to a better sex life.


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