Episode 42: Trending

Episode 42: Trending

After we try to make fireworks sounds, we discuss how interruptions can be costly, and then instantly get distracted. Megan shares some rhyming words that help to understand how groups are formed, and how to get unstuck to encourage group cohesion. Haven't you ever wanted to know how to start a trend? Josh discusses the science and surprising amount of buy-in in order to do just that. (Also, it's not discussed, but it's Megan's birthday.) Additional Information: Cost of interruptions http://www.businessinsider.com/the-switch-cost-is-when-notifications-interrupt-our-thoughts-2018-6 Steps of group formation https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_organizational-behavior-v1.1/s13-02-group-dynamics.html Start a trend http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/how-minority-viewpoints-become-majority-ones
Episode 40: New Technology

Episode 40: New Technology

While VoiceOver Guy is busy trying out new careers on our time, Josh and Megan are considering the brilliance of simplification and cutting out unnecessary efforts. We also discuss how technology is an easy sell as a solution, but is often not the fix you need for your business issues. As if that isn't awesome enough, Josh shares advice from Jeff Bezos that has changed the way people run companies and we have a business idea that could change higher education for the better! Additional Info: We don’t need new tech, we need new business models https://www.fastcompany.com/40540343/we-need-breakthrough-business-models-not-breakthrough-technology Jeff Bezos- Day 1 and Day 2 https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1018724/000119312517120198/d373368dex991.htm
Episode 39: Bias Training

Episode 39: Bias Training

We really are the perfect summer podcast, but not for VoiceOver Guy's reasons... Josh and Megan discuss how creating language and buy-in from people in your company can make transition so much smoother, and challenge terms that don't have meaning to everyone. Josh shares an interview about Starbucks' measurement of their bias training, and we offer some sage research wisdom. Additional Info: Should we call the "Soft Skills" https://itsyourturnblog.com/lets-stop-calling-them-soft-skills-9cc27ec09ecb Measuring the impact of Starbucks' bias training http://www.businessinsider.com/adviser-who-developed-starbucks-anti-bias-training-says-how-it-works-2018-5
Episode 36: Strategic. Plans.

Episode 36: Strategic. Plans.

We have a live audience? We do like applause, and VoiceOver Guy has a dream. Josh and Megan share a brilliant idea about how to fix problems before they become costly. Someone used our principle of  "Thinking Big and Acting Small" in the actual title of an article that we talk about (it's a proven scientific principle, not just ours, but we like it... so it's ours)! We share how strategic planning may not be strategic- or a plan- and read some listener mail. Additional Info Thinking big and acting small https://medium.com/the-future-of-financial-services/think-big-act-small-929f156b7eeb Strategic Plans aren't strategic or plans https://hbr.org/2018/04/your-strategic-plans-probably-arent-strategic-or-even-plans?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
Episode 35: Stereotype Threat

Episode 35: Stereotype Threat

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
Episode 33: Systems Thinking

Episode 33: Systems Thinking

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