The Culture Chat Podcast: Bringing Organizational Values to Life

January 23, 2018

In this episode, we chat with Sanja Licina, Ph.D., Future of Organizations at Globant, about the challenges organizations face in bringing their values to life. How do companies that are crystal clear on what they value make sure they back it up with authentic context, color and identity? How do they weave that identity into the fabric of culture so that it reinforces and clarifies what's truly valued at every turn? Sanja has a built a career around helping organizations create cultures that do that exactly - and she shares her experiences with us. Listen to (and/or download) this episode to learn more.


The Culture Chat Podcast: The Evolution of Performance Management

January 9, 2018

In this episode, we chat with Jason Lauritsen, Keynote Speaker / Author / Consultant, about all things performance management. It is at the center of what we refer to as workforce operating systems fueling a more meaningful employee experience yet has a reputation as something managers don't like issuing and employees don't like receiving. But it doesn't have to be that way. Jason and Charlie talk about the evolution of performance management as a means to employees willingly choosing to give their all and have a meaningful experience with their company. Jason lays it all out in this episode now available for download.


The Culture Chat Podcast: Identifying and Overcoming Fear in the Workplace

December 19, 2017

In this episode, we chat with Kirsty Spraggon, International Motivational Keynote Speaker / Author / Producer / TV Host. Kirsty's work deals lot with the strongest human emotion: Fear. How does fear factor into the modern workplace? How does she see fear showing up in workplace culture? How can we get better at identifying it, and what are the next steps in addressing fear in the workplace after it's been identified? Download this episode to find out!


The Culture Chat Podcast: Embracing the Future of Work

December 4, 2017

In this episode, we chat with Kris Dunn, CHRO, Partner, Kinetix about his journey from college hoops to HR, with an emphasis on workplace culture. Charlie and Kris talk about disrupting the traditional paradigms of work, the role HR plays in challenging historical norms of not questioning the status quo and how your organization can get more comfortable with that evolution and the Future of Work. Kris is not like other HR people, and we mean that as a compliment!


The Culture Chat Podcast: Culture is Easier Said Than Done

November 20, 2017

In this episode, we chat with Dawn Hrdlica-Burke, Advisor / Speaker / Writer, Dawn Burke HR about why it is so easy to talk about culture yet so difficult to actually do something about it and stay committed and focused on it. Dawn and Charlie discuss how to take corporate culture to the next level while maintaining a standard of excellence through periods of growth. How we work has a lot to do with culture, but assuming you are doing the right things already and relying on organic growth simply won't translate. You need to stay intentional, actions must speak louder than words and Dawn and Charlie will explain what that means in this episode of the Culture Chat Podcast.


The Culture Chat Podcast: Business Transformation Starts with Humanity

November 6, 2017

In this episode, we chat with Jason Seiden, Speaker / Facilitator / Consultant at Jason Seiden LLC about transformation in the workplace. Jason lays out the necessary ingredients for business transformation, why it all begins with a sense of humanity and how essential subcultures are in the process. Jason and Charlie also discuss how pizza fits into the whole equation (trust us, it won't be in the way you're thinking)! Download this episode to learn more.


The Culture Chat Podcast: How to Create a Culture of Customization

August 24, 2017

In this episode, we chat with Stephanie Waite, Director of Leadership and Organizational Development at Lurie Childrens Hospital about her philosophy of a culture of customization. She explains what that is--essentially appealing to the unique and distinct needs of the individual as opposed to the organization—and how she applies these principles in her workplace. Stephanie is a true “graduate level” culture pracitioner discussing for example how this applies to designing leadership development programs and shifting large scale culture is through individual behaviors.


The Culture Chat Podcast: How to Encourage the Right Kind of Grit in the Workplace

August 2, 2017

In this episode, we bring acclaimed author of Getting Grit: The Evidence Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose, Caroline Miller, BACK a second time to the Culture Chat podcast to talk about her newest book and to proclaim the start of the Grit Revolution!  Listen to the first conversation with Caroline here


The Culture Chat Podcast: How to Preserve Workplace Culture in Remote Teams

July 11, 2017

Remote teams are a hot topic these days, which will only become more and more important as organizations allow remote working. But how do you preserve your organizational culture when your people are in many locations? Rebecca Achurch of Achurch Consulting and Tim Sarrantonio from Neon One talk to us about their experiences. 


The Culture Chat Podcast: Baby Boomers’ Impact on Today’s Workplace

June 11, 2017

We collectively in the business world (and here at WorkXO for sure), think and write and observe and opine about generations a lot, but always with a particular focus on Millennials (as you know we wrote a book about their impact on the workplace). So in this episode of the Culture Chat, we wanted to talk to someone who could address the other side of the equation - baby boomers - but specifically around the idea of baby boomers working much longer, how they want to transfer their deep and historical knowledge inside the workplace, and how corporate culture could build in different kinds of structures for sharing experiences in both directions between older and younger generations.

Listen to this conversation with Alex Assaley, CEO of AFS 401(k) Retirement Services. Our big question for today's conversation was, "In what ways will Baby Boomers working longer have an impact on today's workplace?"