The “Future of Work” is still being discovered, defined and re-imagined. What will this mean for the ways leaders, teams and companies lead and the culture they create with their people? Jason Barger kicks off Season 5 with key observations on the best practices leaders and organizations are leveraging to navigate their way forward.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 5 episode 1 of the podcast, Season 5 Kickoff: Navigating the “Future of Work”. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.
3:05 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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7:04 – Navigating the future of work as leaders are managing the transition “back to work” in a physical space and alongside virtual work. How do we keep a work-life balance and be more thoughtful about it? How leaders navigate these times will not only define them but also the future that they are creating.
9 out of 10 workers would take a pay cut if they worked in a more meaningful work culture
12:12 – Jason talks about the “future of work” & the importance of culture in the workplace. People more than ever want a sense of culture in their work environment and how 9 out of 10 workers would take a pay cut if they worked in more meaningful work culture. Culture is at the forefront along with insights into today’s working environment and what we know now thanks to the data about working and working remotely.
14:20 – Many people have been challenged in ways that they never would have before. Remote work environments where you can stack up meetings one on top of another and it seems to never end causes burnout. How do people work best? What is most effective for them? Many people love remote working and thrive by doing it to be more present to their families and their life.
24:04 – Today we are focusing on the proactive things that leaders are doing and can do to understand what the future of work looks like and how we can help to navigate people through it. The Tsumani of people quitting their jobs in record numbers is happening to represent a change of talent and culture is your greatest competitive advantage in this environment.
31:45 – 1. Listen to our people 2. Focus on mission and outcomes 3. Commit to a trial period. Some of the smartest leaders say we are trying to make this work over the next 6,9,12 months and to commit together during this time as a trial period. Then we step back and evaluate if it works or not.
34:55 – Be strategic to leverage virtual experiences. Jason talks about engaging the minds of our people and that conversations are the currency for change.
36:30 – Jason talks about emotional intelligence and more about upcoming lessons and topics from future podcasts coming in Season 5. 58% of performance is tied to emotional intelligence. The next episode will focus on the research and the trends related to the “big shift” with the future of work.
Questions to Ponder
- Have you brought your people into participation, into dialogue, to listen to them?
- Is the mission or the outcomes clear to your team or your organization?
- Are you committed to a trial period?
Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.