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Episode #49: Can one person change a big business?
Steve Jobs. Anita Roddick. Yvon Chouinard. Mary Portas. There are many inspiring examples of business leaders who have changed the world through their work. We admire their successes. Quote them in our presentations. Read about their morning routines. They make us want to make a difference too. But making real change is easier said than done. On this episode of The Green Room, we speak to two industry titans reflecting on a career of making positive change. Tune in to find out: Whether they ever thought they’d get this far The milestone moments that propelled them forwards Why all good work starts with a good night’s sleep Their advice for anyone looking to make change Enjoyed this episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/greenroompodcasts Guests: Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever and Sharon Thorne, Deloitte Global Board Chair Hosts: George Parrett and Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
Episode #48: What’s the secret to changing behaviours?
We spend our days reacting, responding, pivoting. To the latest trends, headlines and/or that urgent email in your inbox. It’s not you – it’s your brain. It’s how we’re wired. But understanding why we all behave the way we do is incredibly powerful. It allows us to align with the things that matter to us most – from personal change to climate change. So, we thought we’d ask the experts and invited Richard Shotton, author and behavioural scientist and Stuart West, UK net zero lead at Deloitte into The Green Room. Tune in to find out: Why humans dislike change – and simple ways to make it easier The behavioural science tricks everyone should know How these techniques can help us in the fight against climate change Our experts’ top tips to help us achieve our personal goals Enjoyed the episode? Make sure you hit follow so you don’t miss the next one and check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: Deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Richard Shotton, author of The Illusion of Choice and The Choice Factory, and Stuart West, UK net zero lead at Deloitte and former COP26 facilitator. Hosts: Ethan Worth and Lizzie Elston Technical support: Deloitte’s in-house Film Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
Episode #47: Can AI help us be more human?
Autocorrect. Chatbots. Social media feeds. E-payments. Facial recognition. These are just some examples of artificial intelligence we come across daily. 50 years ago, its possibilities seemed like science fiction to us. Now, it’s quickly permeating almost every sphere of our personal and working lives. Some days, we get excited about its tremendous potential. Because just like the first machines, which helped us scale human labour by mimicking our muscles, AI is scaling our cognitive abilities. Other days, we can’t help but worry about the risks. We wonder whether it’s fully safe, reliable and trustworthy. We read about racial bias in facial recognition and generative AI threatening jobs – and wonder if we’re doing it right. AI is here to stay. But where it’s going is up to us. Because as humans come up with new technologies, we evolve with them too. So let’s talk about the future of AI. What’s the ideal relationship between humans and AI? How do we make sure it’s used for good, amplifying our human intellect? Can we make sure it stays that way? How do we work together to maintain agency? How can we make sure we’re inclusive in its design – and thoughtful in its application? What can AI teach us about ourselves – is it holding up a mirror to our humanity? Could it help us imagine a better working future for us all? For our latest episode, we invited Professor Sandra Wachter, who teaches technology and regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Sulabh Soral, our very own Chief AI Officer. Tune in to find out: How we all use AI in our daily lives more than we think Why Sandra believes we need to embrace problems like bias How Sulabh is seeing AI helping address climate change Whether they think there’s a happy future for humans and AI…
Episode #46: Does when we’re born affect how we work?
Baby boomers. Generation X. Millennials. Gen Z. And make way for Generation Alpha… Labels can help us understand the world, but they often become unhelpful generalisations – especially at work. So where do these stereotypes come from? And just how accurate are they? To help us sort ‘sweeping generalisation’ from ‘trends sweeping generations’, we’ve enlisted the help of two experts; Bobby Duffy, professor at Kings College and author of ‘Generations: Does when you’re born shape who you are?’ and Shivani Maitra, private sector leader for human capital at Deloitte. Tune in to find out: Where generational stereotypes actually come from – and whether they’ve always existed Why Bobby thinks generational analysis can be a powerful tool Shivani’s advice for leaders looking to bring five generations together in the workplace The age our hosts think life peaks at – and why our guests disagree… Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Bobby Duffy, professor at Kings College and author of ‘Generations: Does when you’re born shape who you are?, and Shivani Maitra, private sector leader for human capital at Deloitte. Hosts: George Parrett & Lizzie Elston Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
Episode #45: Would more of us thrive in a circular economy?
We often say we’re going round in circles like it’s a bad thing. But it might just be the key to a better future for our planet – and the people on it. That’s the idea behind switching to a circular economy. But what would that new economy look like? And what can we do to make it happen? Tune in to find out: What a circular economy really looks like - and how we can build it Why James believes it creates huge opportunities for business How Hege is leading IKEA in rewiring its business model Our guests’ favourite examples of the circular economy (hint - one hails from the 80s…) Enjoyed the episode? Check our website for our recommendations to learn more about this topic: deloitte.co.uk/GreenRoomPodcasts Guests: Hege Sæbjørnsen, global circular strategy leader at Ingka Group, and James Pennington, circular economy lead at Deloitte UK Hosts: George Parrett & Ethan Worth Technical support: Deloitte Digital team and Creative Studio Original music: Ali Barrett
The Green Room by Deloitte tackles a tricky question about the world around us. From automation anxiety to zero waste, we’ll call on clever experts and great research from our firm and beyond to find the answer.