Jacob Morgan

Organizations Do What We Design Them To Do

If there’s one thing humans are good at, it’s building things that do what they are supposed to do. From cars to engines, phones, and computers, we’ve been doing it throughout time—we design things, and those items do what they are intended to do.
The same is true for the organizations we design and build. We’re the ones who have created these systems, yet we get mad or surprised when they do exactly what we designed them to do.

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Taking Off The Gorilla Suite: FINCA’s CEO On How To Be A Leader That’s...

Today’s episode features Andrée Simon, the President and CEO of FINCA Impact Finance. You will hear about how FINCA is transforming their workforce and becoming more human, some unique incentives and programs they have implemented to create a sense of purpose and ownership for their employees and how the organization is positively impacting the world.

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Putting The Humanity Back Into Human Resources: EA’s Chief People Officer On The New...

This week’s guest is Mala Singh, the Chief People Officer at Electronic Arts (EA). Join us as we talk about how HR is evolving, why it is futile to compete with Silicon Valley companies based on perks, and EA’s approach to employee experience.

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How To Avoid Being A Soul-Sucking CEO: WD-40’s CEO On How To Create An...

This week I’m joined by the CEO of WD-40, Garry Ridge. You will hear what it’s like to work at WD-40, why they have such high employee engagement, the 7 characteristics that shape their workplace culture and much more.

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Unilever’s Chief Learning Officer On How To Foster Curiosity And A Hunger To Learn,...

This week’s guest is Tim Munden, Chief Learning Officer at Unilever. In today’s episode you will hear about Tim’s journey to his current position, what learning is like at Unilever and how it has evolved over the last 25 years including their Connected 4 Growth program known as c4g and their “my learning initiative”, some challenges Unilever is facing, and much more.

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Do Your Employees Feel Like They Are Part Of A Team?

Work is a team sport that relies on multiple people and groups coming together to achieve something. These teams can either be formally structured or be created on as as-needed basis. Sometimes these teams comprise individuals in the same geographic location, but in today’s globally distributed and connected world, it’s far more likely that these teams are spread out all over the world.

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What It’s Like To Be A Woman CEO, How AI Is Affecting Legal Services,...

This week’s guest is Elena Donio, CEO of Axiom. Today we are talking about what it’s like to work for Axiom, why they don’t go for the huge employee perks, what it’s like to be a woman CEO, Elena’s views on the future of leadership and much more.

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How To Create A Legitimate Sense Of Purpose

It’s no surprise that having a sense of purpose is a huge part of building culture. A sense of purpose helps employees feel connected to the organization and helps the organization make sure employees are doing their best work because they want to, not because they need to. But is this sense of purpose something the organization has to provide, or is it something that employees have to bring with them? The answer is both.

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US Chairman Of PwC On The Future Of Leadership, The Evolution Of PwC, How...

This week’s episode features Tim Ryan, PwC’s US Chairman and Senior Partner. Join us as we talk about how to balance work and life, what it’s like to work at PwC, how the company has evolved over the last 30 years, the future of leadership and much more.

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Three Things to Do to Make Employees Feel Valued

Imagine being part of an organization where you don’t feel valued. How would you feel when you show up to work, and more important, would you even want to show up for work? Spending time in these organizations can cause employees to hate their employers. Typically, feeling appreciated is more relevant to a specific project or tasks, and feeling valued is the overall and ongoing feeling that employees have. So, if you feel regularly appreciated, then you will in turn feel valued.

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How Should We Really Think About The Future Of Work?

What is the future of work? It’s a question people are always asking, but one that no one seems to really know the answer to. Maybe that’s because we’ve been thinking about it the wrong way. Instead of focusing on a single future that we can’t control, we should switch to an active mindset and ask what are the potential futures that might happen, and what do we need to do to get to the future we want to see?

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Vistaprint’s CEO On How To Modernize Your Organization, Why They Stopped The Annual Review,...

This week’s guest is Trynka Shineman, CEO of Vistaprint. Join us as we look at how to modernize an organization and some things Vistaprint has been doing to shake things up. Some of the topics we touch on include getting rid of the annual performance review, using Kanban boards, implementing Vista Breaks, rearranging their office layouts, implementing agile methodologies in HR, and much more.Whether you are a small company that is scaling fast or a large organization trying to keep up with the current pace of change, this is a great episode to listen to.

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Is Your Company Viewed Positively? It Matters to Employees

Have you ever dated someone who you thought was a great catch, and then all of your friends and family members told you that they didn't like him or her? Even if you thought this person was the one, you started to have doubts and reservations about them. The same is true in the business world. If you start working for an organization that you believe to be a good fit and then hear about how much people don't like the company, you will start having doubts. This doesn't necessarily mean you will quit the company, but your overall employee experience will be affected negatively.

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Data And Algorithms Make Mistakes Too

Take a quick look around your work desk--you likely have a smartphone, a wearable device, a way to clock in an out, and a computer that monitors what websites you go to. Perhaps you just took an employee survey or answered some questions about your experience with a store or service. It seems like no matter where you look in the business world, data is being collected and analyzed.

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Why Culture Matters At Work

Out of all the employees and business leaders whom I have interviewed over the years, the vast majority of them have always told me that culture is what they care about most. Unlike the physical and technological environments, cultural environment isn't something that you can see, taste, touch, or breath in.

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Chess Master And CEO Gives His Take On The Skills Gap, The Future Of...

Today’s guest is the founder and CEO of Pegasystems and a Chess Master. Join us as we talk about how the game of chess relates to business, what it’s like to work at Pega, the skills gap, Silicon Valley and much more.

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Everything You Need To Know About People Analytics from Pfizer’s Head Of Talent Analytics

Today’s guest is Arun Chidambaram, Pfizer’s Global Head of Talent Analytics. Our conversation is all about People Analytics: the current state, how HR and PA work together, what data they look at, what the PA team at Pfizer looks like, the 5 stages they use, and much more.

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Why You Should Stop Copying Google

Imagine working for a place that had unlimited free food, free rides to and from work, unlimited tech support, innovation labs, long maternity leave, the ability to bring your dog to work, and much more. Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? But believe it or not, that's everyday life for employees of Google. Many other companies, like Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook, are also known for their amazing work environment and employee perks. It can be tempting for other companies to want to follow in their footsteps and do everything like Google and these other companies. But copying a company like Google or Facebook can actually hurt your company's culture and employee experience.

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Artificial Emotion Intelligence: How It Can Enhance Our Lives, Advances Over The Past Few...

Today’s guest is Mary Czerwinski the Research Manager at the Visualization and Interaction Research Group at Microsoft. Artificial emotion intelligence really is a fascinating field and has a lot of implications and applications in the world of AI and smart assistants. Today we get to hear all about this emerging area along with real life examples of how it is being used. Mary and I also explore virtual and augmented reality, big data, and potential challenges and concerns for the future of artificial emotion intelligence.

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A Look At The Future Workplace: The Role Data Plays, Top Trends, How To...

This week’s episode features Gordon Wright, Senior VP and Global WorkPlace Practice Director at HOK, one of the leading Architecture/Engineering/Design companies. We are talking about how AI and VR are playing a role in office design, the impact companies can have on a community, smart buildings and much more.

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