Episode 91: How Do You Set Boundaries at Work?
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by Linda Nazareth
1w ago
If we are going to work effectively and have any kind of balance we need to set boundaries, but how we can we do that? In a world where work demands seem to constantly be rising, saying ‘no’ to anything sometimes seems impossible.  To talk about how to set boundaries at work, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Dr. Tracy Brower, a sociologist and the author of  The Secrets to Happiness at Work. Guest: Dr. Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist studying work-life fulfillment and happiness. She is the author of The Secrets to Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life. She is the vice ..read more
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Episode 90: Should Organizations Impose Mandatory Vacations?
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by Linda Nazareth
3w ago
Should organizations force workers to take vacations? With  workers increasing reporting that they are suffering from burnout, it might help if people took time off even if they are forced to do so. To talk about the issues around that, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Joe Alim, VP of product and operations at Compt. He is a believer in mandating vacations, for the good of both workers and employers, a view that might require a mindset change in the workforce but that might ultimately be a good thing: Guest Joe Alim is the VP of Product and Operations at Compt, the number one e ..read more
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Episode 90: Should Organizations Impose Mandatory Vacations?
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by Linda Nazareth
3w ago
These days, being in the workplace is a stressful thing. We know that mental health is an issue, and that people are dealing with all kinds of stresses from outside the workplace but increasingly from within it as well.    According to Gallup, 76 percent of employees in the U.S. experience workplace burnout at least sometime, so that is 3 out of 4 workers. Now it might help of people took time off, but that does not always happen. People are better at taking time in Europe maybe, but in Canada and the U.S. less common, and with remote work you have the extra problem of peop ..read more
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Episode 89: What Will the Next Phase of Hybrid Work Look Like?
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by Linda Nazareth
1M ago
Hybrid work has become the norm in many organizations but it is an uneasy norm, with many details to be worked out. From how many days workers should be at the office to how managers can best connect with workers, many key details are still being worked out, and there are many changes to come. To talk about what is going on and  what might come next, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Colette Stallbaumer, General Manager of Microsoft 365 and Future of Work at Microsoft.  Colette shares the ways that Microsoft is approaching hybrid work and talks about what she sees as the b ..read more
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Episode 88: How Can You Build Connection With a Remote Team?
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by Linda Nazareth
2M ago
If no one is in the office, how can you create a culture? On this episode Linda Nazareth talks to Ken Babcock, CEO and co-founder of Tango, a browser and desktop application that automatically generates how-to guides. Ken leads a fully remote team of 30 people s and he has come up with some strategies and best practices to build connection and culture, and he shares what works and what practices organizations might consider implementing as they move into the next phase of living – and thriving – with remote work. Guest:  Ken Babcock  CEO and Co-Founder, Tango Ken Babcock is the ..read more
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Episode 87: What are the Work Lessons from Successful Creative Partnerships?
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by Linda Nazareth
2M ago
We know that partnerships and teams matter to all organizations but movies are a little different. When you get a team together to make a movie, you are bringing together a lot of creative people and as well a lot of people with competing priorities.  To discuss what makes a good creative partnership, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Angelo Tomaselli,  assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam Business School. He has done an in-depth study of movies made by Italian directors and what makes good creative partnerships between the people who ..read more
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Episode 86: How Can We Learn to Collaborate Better at Work?
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by Linda Nazareth
3M ago
Just about everyone – even if they work independently or remotely –  has to collaborate with other people on occasion. Not everyone likes to do that and not everyone does it well, but when collaboration fails there are real business costs. To talk about how organizations can encourage better collaboration and how people can do it better Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Dr. Deb Mashek, a professor and the author of the book Collabor(h)ate: How to build incredibly collaborative relationships at work (even if you’d rather work alone). Guest Dr. Deb Mashek, PhD is an experienc ..read more
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Episode 82: Is it Time to Deconstruct Jobs?
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by Linda Nazareth
3M ago
Is it time to deconstruct jobs and how do we do that? On this episode Linda Nazareth is joined by Ravin Jesuthasan, co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Work Without Jobs How to Reboot Your Organization’s Work Operating System. They talk about why it may be time for a radically new way of looking at work and why the  systems we have now around work are out-dated. Going forward, we may need to think in terms of a new “work operating system” that deconstructs jobs into their component parts and then reconstructs them in a way that reflects the skills and abili ..read more
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Episode 85: Has the Line Between Work and Retirement Been Forever Blurred?
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by Linda Nazareth
3M ago
After work usually comes  retirement, except that the line between the two is not quite what it used to be. With people living longer and with investments not always working out, there are a lot of people aged over 65 who make their way back into the labour force, sometimes by plan by often because after leaving their jobs they realize that they are not yet done with work.  To talk about how this is playing out, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Mike Drak, author of  and Simon Chan, CEO of Adapt with Intent Inc., a boutique advisory and coaching firm that helps individ ..read more
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Episode 84: Why are Women Stalling on their Way to the Top?
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by Linda Nazareth
4M ago
Despite the  inroads women have made in the workforce over the past decades, the progress may not be as good as it looks particularly when it comes to the C-Suite. On this episode Monica Hamori, Associate Professor at the IE Business School in Madrid joins Linda Nazareth to take about a study she co-authored looking at 40 years of data on executives in the largest U.S. corporations and what it reveals about women’s progress – or lack thereof – and what companies can do to turn things around. Guest: Monica Hamori Associate Professor, IE Business School, Madrid Monika Hamori received her Ph ..read more
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