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

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 Preserve Workplace Culture in Remote Teams

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. 

Culture Chat: How Mastery Can Boost Innovation in the Workplace

Culture Chat: How Mastery Can Boost Innovation in the Workplace

June 11, 2017

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.

Culture Chat: Startup Life and Workplace Culture

Culture Chat: Startup Life and Workplace Culture

January 30, 2017

In this episode we chat with Jonathan Herrick, CSO/CMO, Co-Founder and Chief High-Fiver of Hatchbuck. Jonathan is passionate about building a Culture of Engagement, helping individual employees develop personal and professional strengths. He says that "in this environment, innovation blossoms, and customer expectations are exceeded, resulting in unprecedented company growth." We asked him, "How do you balance a focus on culture with the priorities of startup life?"

Culture Chat: How Employee Benefits Can Impact Culture

Culture Chat: How Employee Benefits Can Impact Culture

December 21, 2016

Today's episode features Jovan Hackley, Director of Marketing and PR for Student Loan Genius, an employee benefits company that believes in benefits as a way to build a relationship with employees--related to culture, that can give organizations the edge, particularly in recruiting the younger generation in the workforce.  

Culture Chat: Culture and the Customer Experience

Culture Chat: Culture and the Customer Experience

November 27, 2016

In this episode of the Culture Chat podcast, we're excited to dig into the topic of culture as it relates to the customer experience.  Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, once famously said that "brand is a lagging indicator of culture" - in this conversation we talk to Aimee Lucas, customer experience transformist at the Temkin Group, about her thoughts on how exactly culture impacts how customers relate to the companies they interact with.

Culture Chat: NTEN and the Relationship between Community and Culture

Culture Chat: NTEN and the Relationship between Community and Culture

November 4, 2016

In this episode, we talk to Amy Sample Ward, CEO of The Nonprofit Technology Network, a nonprofit that serves nonprofits. NTEN grew out of the community that birthed it and community feeds and is integral to the maintenance, protection and evolution of their culture. 

Culture Chat: Glassdoor and the Rise of Transparency

Culture Chat: Glassdoor and the Rise of Transparency

October 23, 2016

Join WorkXO in episode 8 of the Culture Chat, where we talk to Kirsten Davidson, Head of Employer Brand at Glassdoor, about the impact of transparency on the business world of today.

Culture Chat: Culture Change and the New CEO

Culture Chat: Culture Change and the New CEO

September 12, 2016

In this episode of the Culture Chat, Charlie and Jamie chat with Jeff Morgan, CEO of the Club Managers Association of America, and go deep on how he managed the culture change that comes with coming into an organization as a new CEO charged with turning things around. Listen to this great conversation!

Culture Chat: On Grit

Culture Chat: On Grit

August 28, 2016

In this episode, we welcomed Caroline Miller, author of many books including the forthcoming Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose. Her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success provides a fascinating topic for discussion around how Grit connects with workplace culture.