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!
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.
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.
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.
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 http://workxo.podbean.com/e/culture-chat-on-grit/.
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.
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?"
In this episode, we chat with Marc Lamik, Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Zalando, a European retailer making a big splash with their culture practice of Radical Agility, comprised of Purpose, Mastery and Autonomy. In this fascinating conversation, we dig into the specifics of Mastery and what that means for fostering innovation.
"As companies look to recruit the best and brightest from college campuses, they are overlooking one major factor in the attraction and retention of recent graduates— incorporating campus design elements into work environments to attract young professionals. Global infrastructure and design firm, AECOM, along with contract furniture company, KI, conducted new research on collegiate design as a driver of workplace design, and set out to examine how college students like to work and how companies can apply this style within." This is the first of a new series of Culture Chat conversations, in which we talk with people doing interesting work that has an unexpected connection to workplace culture. In this episode, we chat with Jonathan Webb and Brett Shwery, the authors of this fascinating study about the lessons companies can learn from how the next generation of workers interact in a college environment.
In this episode, we chat with Benjamin Warsinske of Branded World, about the concept of the "unshakable brand" and how culture plays a part in not just being unshakable, but also flexible and evolving.