Business leaders have been trying to crack the code on innovation since the beginning of time. But, Dr. Simone Ahuja has a new take on innovation. She says it’s not just about filling an unmet need in the market or solving a previously unsolvable problem. She says innovation is a recipe for engaging and retaining talent. Plus, she shares strategies for building microcultures of innovation in every organization.
Can a robot take your job? Kevin Roose, New York Times technology writer and author of Futureproof, shares his take on how we can bring more of our humanity to work to avoid being replaced by AI. Plus, he lets us in on how a small bookstore in Oakland, California managed to thrive despite all the market forces working against it.
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has designated Steelcase as a veteran-friendly organization by awarding it recognition as a 2022
What’s the real impact of community? NYU social science professor and author of Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg, conducted research on a deadly Chicago heat wave that illustrates how important community is to humanity’s resilience. Eric’s work is foundational to how we have been re-envisioning the workplace to be more like some of the best neighborhoods and communities where we live.
We’re busting myths about how the brain works with guest Annie Murphy Paul, author of The Extended Mind. Annie shares her research into how “context sensitive” our brain is and why our environment matters so much when it comes to how we think and work. Plus, she shares how we need to rethink the way we create groupiness at work in the hybrid era.
How does a sense of community impact the brain? David Rock, CEO and co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute, joins us to talk about leadership and how we can create a greater sense of community in today’s era of hybrid work. We’ll cover return to office, quiet quitting and new skills hybrid leaders need to be successful.
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Welcome to Work Better, the podcast where we think about work and ways to make it better. Host and editor in chief of Work Better magazine, Chris Congdon, introduces our first series where we’ve brought together a diverse group of thinkers to explore the idea of creating workplaces that are more like thriving communities.
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Buildings have an outsized impact on climate change, causing 37% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the World
We sit down with Michael Held, VP of Global Design at Steelcase to discuss design challenges, implementing sustainability into design and more.