Well... Voiceover Guy officially tried to take over...and then we stopped him. Our podcast has led us to opportunities that make meaningful change in the world and we share that. Josh has a fantastic business opportunity to share with you. Megan shares how we can learn from NASA, and we talk about stereotype threat. Additional Information: Systems can help you change your culture from a liability to an asset. https://thesystemsthinker.com/changing-organizational-culture-from-a-liability-to-an-asset/ You did it. Now do it again. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ub19w33gw7mt9fm/You%20Did%20It-Now%20Do%20It%20Again.pdf?dl=0 Academic Article- Stereotype Threat http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0146167214564969
We are proud to announce that we are officially launching our Systems Thinking Workshop! We think of a role for Voiceover Guy in the workshops, though it's not the role he wants. Josh shares two types of decisions why you should differentiate between, and we discuss how to let people know what you want from them in as few words as possible. Additional Info: Two types of decisions http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-bezos-on-type-1-and-type-2-decisions-2016-4 Tell employees what you want from them https://hbr.org/2018/02/tell-employees-what-you-want-them-to-strive-for-in-as-few-words-as-possible
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/
Josh and Megan discuss Voiceover Guy's favorite movie list, and some great ideas that happened at Great Ideas. Millennials aren't unusual, they just say the things we all want out loud. Because of that, we talk about how employees will stay longer if your company does things they care about. Additional Information: If workers care, they will stay https://work.qz.com/1180591/millennial-employees-may-stay-longer-if-you-ask-them-to-volunteer/ Organizations and Innovation https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/reports/strategy-studies/best-practices-for-innovation/
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 loves libraries, and is justified given the power that librarians actually hold. We are always thrilled when we see sociologists out in the world practicing our science. We share some brilliant insight about seeing the future and reverse engineering it, and Josh talks about why it's important to disagree. Megan's academic article is a hard case for why pluralism, not just diversity, is essential.
Generations are often a topic of discussion, but this time Josh and Megan discuss the naming of the past and next ones. Josh shares a dumpster fire list of business ideas that came after a random Google search. Megan encourages companies to be a benefit to their society and we talk about how soft skills make the difference in employment. We answer a listener letter about the difference between coaching and consulting.
After clarifying the Voiceover Guy is not actually movies, Josh and Megan get ready to volunteer their time driving food around and talk about game-changing research that's still relevant today. It's no surprise to them that businesses are losing money on employee engagement, and both consider quitting all of their jobs to work at Patagonia. Additional Information: Algorithm to feed people https://www.fastcompany.com/40517038/doordash-is-now-using-its-algorithm-to-deliver-extra-food-from-restaurants-to-food-banks Millions of dollars are lost on employee engagement https://hbr.org/2017/03/why-the-millions-we-spend-on-employee-engagement-buy-us-so-little?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social https://www.tlnt.com/weekly-wrap-720-million-spent-on-engagement-and-this-is-all-we-get/ Patagonia Mom Policy https://work.qz.com/806516/the-secret-to-patagonias-success-keeping-moms-and-onsite-child-care-and-paid-parental-leave/
Once again, we discuss the danger of lists, and the word "dementor" is actually used in one of them, and it is NOT a Harry Potter reference. Josh and Megan talk about strategies of connection and the power of the group in order to be more innovative. Megan has a controversial perspective about large corporations moving into cities and the impact that has. Josh shares how a list of toxic people indicates that we should be evaluating types of activities, not types of people. Additional Info: Stop reading lists of things successful people do https://hbr.org/2017/03/stop-reading-lists-of-things-successful-people-do Conferences and Social Media https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-power-of-conferences-in-a-social-media-age-1489372006 We need to stop the urbanization of work https://www.fastcompany.com/40517126/cities-are-killing-the-future-of-work-and-the-american-dream https://www.fastcompany.com/40438855/we-need-a-massive-remote-worker-hiring-spree-in-the-american-heartland Forbes 10 Toxic People (Not types of people, only types of activities)
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