Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

The Culture Chat Podcast: Baby Boomers' Impact on Today's Workplace

Maddie Grant

In this episode, we talked to 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?"

The Culture Chat Podcast: How Mastery Can Boost Innovation in the Workplace

Maddie Grant

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.

The Culture Chat Podcast: The Overlooked Connection Between Collegiate Design and Workplace Culture

Maddie Grant

"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." 

The Culture Chat Podcast: The Concept of the Unshakable Brand

Maddie Grant

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 unshakeable, but also flexible and evolving.

The Culture Chat Podcast: How Carfax Builds a Winning Team Culture

Maddie Grant

This episode is all about creating a Winning Team Culture, as CARFAX's VP of Human Resources, Adrienne Webster, shared with us.  And their formula's super interesting - combining being goal oriented, encouraging independent thinkers, wisdom of the crowds, and the 3 C's (collaborative, creative, and competitive) - listen to the conversation for the details!

The Culture Chat Podcast: The Intentional Connection Between Culture and Employer Brand

Maddie Grant

In this month's Culture Chat Podcast, we talked to Kristy Nittskoff, CEO of Talent Savvy, about how to make an intentional connection between culture and your employer brand.  

The Culture Chat Podcast: Startup Life and Workplace Culture

Maddie Grant

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?"

Steak, Potatoes or Parsley - Which One are You?

Maddie Grant

Our Culture Chat podcasts have sparked so much conversation that we're inviting our podcast interviewees to post a few thoughts following their podcast interview. Here's the first such post, a follow up to our conversation with Erin Diehl at Improve It.

The Culture Chat Podcast: On Building a Culture of Accountability

Maddie Grant

This episode features a fascinating conversation with Jonathan Raymond, CEO of Refound and author of Good Authority, a book about how to align personal and professional growth.  How do you hold people accountable without acting like a jerk?  How do you create a culture where accountability is welcomed and desired and aligned with doing your best work?

The Culture Chat Podcast: How Employee Benefits Can Impact Culture

Maddie Grant

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.  

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