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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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. [...]
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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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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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. [...]
Organizations seeking to create amazing employee experiences need to start with a Reason for Being, which acts as the foundation for the three employee experience environments--technology, physical space, and culture. [...]
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This week’s guest is Michael Arena, Chief Talent Officer at General Motors. Join us as we explore what GM is doing internally around talent and disruption, how they use social network analysis and Michael’s views on People Analytics, AI and corporate culture. [...]
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There are three key environments that make up the employee experience: technology, culture, and the physical space. I explore all three in my latest book, but let's talk about the physical space, or the place where employees actually work. This is our surroundings and includes everything from the art that hangs on the wall to the catered meals the organization may offer to the cubicles or open floor plan employees may sit in. It comprises 30% of the employee experience. [...]
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