Jacob Morgan

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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The Future Of Recruiting

It used to be physical job boards, then it was calling around on the phone, now it’s networking online and via social media. Recruiting and finding a job has changed over time, but how will it continue to evolve in the future? That’s the question our community tackled this week with a variety of perspectives from managers and employees.

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Your Organization Won’t Survive Without People Analytics, But There’s A Dark Side

People analytics is growing at an astounding pace, with organizations around the world pouring more and more resources into it every day. According to Ben Waber, founder and CEO of Humanyze, what we’re seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg.

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NY Times Bestselling Author And Leading Futurist On AI, The Future Of Jobs, And...

Whether you are in the camp of people who are excited and optimistic about AI and automation or the camp of people who are concerned and even slightly scared of what will happen to human jobs in the future, this topic always leads to a fascinating discussion and it is exactly what I will be talking about today with Martin Ford, NY Times Bestselling author and leading futurist.

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Forget Enterprise Grade Technology, Consumer Grade Technology Is the Future

Over the past few years we've placed an unhealthy emphasis on deploying enterprise grade technologies. Although there is no standard definition of what this actually means, it usually refers to technology that is suited to the needs of a large organization versus being used by individuals or consumers (consumer grade technology). Ideally this means it's more robust, more secure, more flexible, and more geared for IT professionals to manage and deploy. But really what this ends up meaning inside of large organizations is clunky, outdated software. I've seen many of these technologies, and I'm always amazed that people actually use them.

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Workplace Analytics: How Using Data Can Optimize Your Workforce, Change Culture, And Make You...

Today’s guest is Natalie McCullough, General Manager of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics at Microsoft. Natalie and I are talking about a very popular topic and one that I have explored quite a bit on this podcast, data! But why it is so important for the future of work, how can data shed light on important issues such as diversity and inclusion, and how can workplace analytics be used to change culture? These are just some of the many topics we explore. [...]

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Cisco’s Chief People Officer Returns To Discuss The Importance Of Being Hungry To Learn,...

This week features a guest that has been on the show before. Francine Katsoudas who is the CHRO at Cisco joined me on the show back in July of 2016 and now she is back to catch us up on what Cisco has been up to over the past 2 years, how she became a successful business leader, what her daily routine is and much more. [...]

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How The Best Companies Leverage Multiple Workspace Options

There has been an ongoing debate around open versus closed office spaces and which one is better. Open offices tend to enable collaboration, yet they are also prone to cause distractions and noise. Closed offices and cubicles tend to allow for more focused work, but they can also be a bit depressing and not encourage collaboration and communication. So which one do you go with? [...]

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The Psychology Of Work: How Loss Aversion Can Be Applied In The Workplace, How...

My guest this week is Jordan Birnbaum, VP and Chief Behavioral Economist at ADP. We are talking about behavioral economics, how to drive behavioral change in the workplace, consistent irrational behaviors that we should be aware of, how loss aversion can be used by managers and much more. [...]

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