This blog post is not about food, BUT it seems like it could be about food. Local produce can not only change the quality of a meal, but can also directly impact the life of a local farmer as well as the community. Studies have shown that farmers markets can have a positive effect on the economy in its vicinity, with cities all over the country offering vouchers for women on the WIC program to be able to purchase their produce at local markets. However, this effect is still being studied, and the extent to which it affects the real estate market was not anticipated. Ok, it’s about food. And business.
This is an exciting episode! It's bring your kids to work day! Also, Josh's wife Megan joins us to share an announcement from The Packard Group. We have good suggestions for how companies should use their tax dollars, and we get to revisit Megan's hatred for Uber's ignorance of their own culture. Additional Information Apprenticeships with tax breaks https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-best-use-of-corporate-tax-cuts-is-investing-in-apprenticeship-programs-2018-02-20#false Uber Culture https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/03/video-suggests-huge-problems-with-ubers-driverless-car-program http://fortune.com/2018/03/24/uber-self-driving-program-troubles/
Voiceover guy tries really hard to be versatile with language. It doesn't go well. We love to share stories about our client successes, but it's sad for us to end projects sometimes. We share about a project coming to a close. Josh is super disappointed to learn that there is no BEST person for a job and we discuss the long debated concept of developing people or positions.
Megan is excited for seniors to get more access, and we get the chance to rant about policies. No. More. Policies. Josh and Megan don't think you should have NO policies, but they aren't the answer to everything. We talk about using research better and business that is consistently at the top of their game. One of our listeners gets some attention. Additional Information: Seniors get self-driving cars https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/10/16874410/voyage-self-driving-cars-villages-florida-retirement-communities Use your research better http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/07/07/how-can-your-research-have-more-impact-5-key-principles-tips/ Wegman's https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/3-critical-things-i-learned-when-i-worked-for-wegmans.html
If for no other reason, listen to this episode for the greatest job interview story. Ever. And it's Valentine's themed in the best ways. Megan talks about how words matter and demonstrate your culture, and that aligning your values with retention efforts helps keep people in your organization. We unpack storytelling with theory and play Name That Bias!! Additional Info: Words show your values https://textio.ai/1000-different-people-the-same-words-6149b5a1f351 Align employee retention with organizational goals https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/align-employee-retention-college-goals Storytelling https://mumbrella.com.au/you-are-not-a-storyteller-youre-pitching-a-toothpaste-commercial-488316 https://lifehacker.com/5965703/the-science-of-storytelling-why-telling-a-story-is-the-most-powerful-way-to-activate-our-brains
Josh and Megan discuss the merits of having a well-balanced and proactive client, how offering services for those who truly need it can benefit, not hurt local businesses, and why hiring a group could bring you more success. Groups are the focus this week, as Megan also shares a study that could help shape how decisions are made in the future! Additional Info: Groups make better decisions than individuals- Hire Teams, not individuals- https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-companies-should-hire-teams-not-individuals-1509329580
Josh and Megan are actual winners. PLUS, camping and community helps change the world, Megan (yes, Megan) talks about sportsball, and Josh gets everyone excited about farming. Additional Info: Glamping is the answer to creating community. https://www.fastcompany.com/40484369/hipcamp-the-airbnb-of-camping-is-changing-flyover-country-into-a-big-welcome-mat?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=5&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=10242017 Think like a quarterback to create culture. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294859# Farming is the future! http://www.businessinsider.com/best-jobs-future-growth
Josh and Megan discuss good ideas about brains and groups, while taking their own advice about not being boring. They also must be hungry, and it's probably Voiceover Guy's fault, because there's so much food in this episode. Additional Info: It's important to not bore people. https://www.fastcompany.com/40461483/how-to-answer-the-question-what-do-you-do-without-boring-anyone?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=09022017 Breyers can do better than mimicking Halo Top. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-halo-top-icecream-20170915-story.html What is Meat? What is Milk? http://fortune.com/2017/09/14/top-food-companies-ceos/