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Making the Case for Good Jobs
Zeynep Ton is the author of the Good Jobs Strategy - which holds the honour of being the book I refer to the most when it comes to talking about work. In that book she set about making the case for firms to create good jobs for their employees, not just for the moral reason but because it was a route to faster growth. Now she returns with a new book, The Case for Good Jobs, which not only explains the reasoning for creating better working conditions for workers, but also how any firm can set about doing it. At the heart of the discussion is a recognition that workers want to do a good job - and often find obstacles in their way.MIT Sloan Review: When Doing Less Adds Up to MoreThe Obstacles to Creating Good Jobs Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Importance of Touch
Are you touch starved? Do you feel a touch hunger in your life?Michael Banissy is a psychologist whose work focusses on the importance of physical connection between people, he styles himself as part of a group of ‘scientists who stroke’. Touch has become sigmatised by the actions of those who have misused it, to the extent that many of us have become fearful of touching the arm or shoulder of others.Michael Banissy gives a compelling case for appropriate touch, and asks us to rethink the role it plays in our lives.His book Why We Touch is out now. (It’s called Touch Matters in the US). Read more: How touch changes our decision making Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What *is* the future of work? A discussion with Dror Poleg
An episode today that is a reflection on where work is going and what implications there are for cities, for workers and for life. Dror Poleg is a writer and commentator who thinks about how the internet is disrupting our lives. What sets him apart is his ability to see second and third order effects of change. Dror Poleg's newsletter (and draft book of the future of work) can be found at his website.Join me at Microsoft's event on AI and the future of workJoin me on 25th May at 12.30pm (13:30 CET) when I’ll be speaking at Microsoft’s Employee Experience event.The event is focussed on developments in emerging workplace technologies, such as AI, and how we can optimise employee experience to help balance productivity, engagement, and wellbeing of employees.I’ll be delivering a keynote speech and taking part in a fireside chat with Microsoft’s Alexia Cambon and Nick Hedderman about how we can implement AI in the workplace to build the future of work.To register for your free seat, click the link here.If you're interested in becoming a co-host on Eat Sleep Work Repeat get in touch: eatsleepworkrepeat.com/host Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Curiosity, creativity and AI
Today’s discussion should land you right in the sweetspot of thinking about AI for your own job by taking a step back, by asking yourself how you can connect with AI and why you should. Today’s guest Professor Costas Andriopoulos explain curiosity is the engine of creativity. And by striving to be curious our minds will surprise us with the creativity that results.There was a wonderful piece of work five years ago by Francesco Gino from Harvard Business School that looked into curiosity. It found that of more than 3,000 employees from a wide range of firms and industries, only about 24% reported feeling curious in their jobs on a regular basis, and about 70% said they face barriers to asking more questions at work. In a study of 120 employees it was found that natural curiosity was associated with better job performance, as evaluated by their direct bosses.In the survey of more than 3,000 employees mentioned earlier, 92% credited curious people with bringing new ideas into teams and organizations and viewed curiosity as a catalyst for job satisfaction, motivation, innovation, and high performance.Professor Costas Andriopoulous is a Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School, City of London University.Links for today:Professor Costas' book: Purposeful Curiosity: How asking the right questions will change your life Promptbase - is a marketplace for AI prompts (you’ll get the best value from it if you sign up for a paid subscription on Midjourney). Here’s my own experimentsIf you’re interested in generative AI for business then the posts by Ethan Mollick are essential to follow (‘Come up with names for a pasta restaurant Now read the Igor Naming Guide on how to name companies, give me better suggestions. Check those names for trademark violations. Make up unique names that won't violate trademark, explain them’) I find that having inspiration can prompt your own imagination and this gallery can give you ideas. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Is Work Destined For Generational Discord?
Sign up for the Make Work Better newsletter Ellen Scott is the deputy digital editor of Stylist and someone who has achieved recognition for having a sharp eye when it comes to observing the changing face of work.Ellen was one of the first voices to pick up on the TikTok trend of Quiet Quitting, she's written about 'the ambi-work' movement and continues to give voice to the challenges facing Gen Z and Millennial workers. We talk about whether is as fair a deal today as it always was, and what firms could do to improve things.You can read some of her past articles hereYou'll find Joel Golby's final London Rental Property of the Week linked here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.