Culture Chat: The Overlooked Connection Between Collegiate Design and Workplace Culture
"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." This is the first of a new series of Culture Chat conversations, in which we talk with people doing interesting work that has an unexpected connection to workplace culture. In this episode, we chat with Jonathan Webb and Brett Shwery, the authors of this fascinating study about the lessons companies can learn from how the next generation of workers interact in a college environment.
The Culture Chat Podcast: The Concept of the Unshakable Brand
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: How Carfax Builds a Winning Team Culture
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: Startup Life and Workplace Culture
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?"
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
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: How Employee Benefits Can Impact Culture
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.
The Culture Chat Podcast: Culture and the Customer Experience
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.
The Culture Chat: NTEN and the Relationship Between Community and Culture
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 its community feeds and is integral to the maintenance, protection and evolution of their culture.