Culture Chat

And other musings on humanizing the workplace

The CultureChat Podcast: Flexibility is an Outcome, Not a Program

Workplace flexibility (fka Work-Life-Balance) is not about policies and programs; it's about embedding, ingraining, and infusing the lifestyle of flexibility into our very fabric. Which is, of course, our culture. Listen to an HR leader from the trenches who is doing just that in her organization. 

The Culture Chat Podcast: Going Beyond Lip Service to Inclusion

Brittany Svoboda

In this episode, we chat with Joe Gerstandt, keynote speaker, thought leader, advisor, consultant and sage in the world of inclusion. Charlie and Joe discuss how poorly misunderstood inclusion and diversity really are in the workplace and Joe clarifies how companies that "get it" are using it as a true competitive advantage. Saying inclusion is important to us (and we all say it) is one thing; but Joe gives us some tips for measuring and monitoring it so that we know it’s having the intended impact. Get this and more from this month’s episode of the Culture Chat Podcast. Listen to (and/or download) to learn more. 

The Culture Chat Podcast: The Evolution of Performance Management

Kyle Fitzsimmons

In this episode, we chat with Jason Lauritsen, Keynote Speaker / Author / Consultant, JasonLauritsen.com about all things performance management. It can be at the center of the workforce operating systems fueling a more meaningful employee experience; yet has the distinct reputation as being nothing more than a soul-crushing experience. It doesn't have to be that way.

The Culture Chat Podcast: Identifying and Overcoming Fear in the Workplace

Kyle Fitzsimmons

In this episode, we chat with Kirsty Spraggon, International Motivational Keynote Speaker / Author / Producer / TV Host. Kirsty's work deals lot with the strongest human emotion: Fear. How does fear factor into the modern workplace? How does she see fear showing up in workplace culture? How can we get better at identifying it, and what are the next steps in addressing it after it's been identified? Download this episode to find out!

The Culture Chat Podcast: Embracing the Future of Work

Kyle Fitzsimmons

In this episode, we chat with Kris Dunn, CHRO, Partner, Kinetix and Founder of Fistful of Talent, one of the most prolific and well-read Human Capital blogs on the web. We explore his journey from college hoops to HR thought-leadership, disrupting the traditional paradigms of work, and the role HR can play in helping organizations get more comfortable with evolving its business, its talent strategies, and its culture toward the Future of Work.

The Culture Chat Podcast: Culture is Easier Said Than Done

Kyle Fitzsimmons

In this episode, we chat with Dawn Hrdlica-Burke, Advisor / Speaker / WriterDawn Burke HR about why it is so easy to talk about culture yet so difficult to actually do something about it and stay committed and focused on it. Dawn and Charlie discuss how to take corporate culture to the next level while maintaining a standard of excellence through periods of growth. How we work has a lot to do with culture, but assuming you are doing the right things already and relying on organic growth simply won't translate. You need to stay intentional, actions must speak louder than words and Dawn and Charlie will explain what that means in this episode of the Culture Chat Podcast.

The Culture Chat Podcast: Business Transformation Starts with Humanity

Kyle Fitzsimmons

In this episode, we chat with Jason Seiden, Speaker / Facilitator / Consultant at Jason Seiden LLC about transformation in the workplace. Jason lays out the necessary ingredients for business transformation, why it all begins with a sense of humanity and how essential subcultures are in the process.

The Culture Chat Podcast: How to Create a Culture of Customization

Kyle Fitzsimmons

In this episode, we chat with Stephanie Waite, Director of Leadership and Organizational Development at Lurie Childrens Hospital about her philosophy of a culture of customization. She explains what that is and how she applies these principles in her workplace.

Culture Chat: How to Encourage the Right Kind of Grit in the Workplace

Maddie Grant

In this episode, we bring acclaimed author of Getting Grit: The Evidence Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose, Caroline Miller, BACK a second time to the Culture Chat podcast to talk about her newest book and to proclaim the start of the Grit Revolution!  

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?"

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