Apr 9, 2018
With all the wisdom out there about creating a great culture at
work, you might think companies would have it well in hand by now.
Unless you actually work in one of those companies. Creating a
great culture at work isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it’s up
to you to be the change you want to see. This week's guest Amanda
Hite explains how to be the change at work.
- One of the best things companies can do is to treat their
employees like humans who have lives, families, responsibilities,
and interests. At the same time, knowing this can also open people
up to other difficulties. Amanda shares the story of being offered
a promotion as long as she promised NOT to talk about her LGBT
- When you look at different companies across the globe in terms
of culture problems, you see themes emerge. Amanda shares some of
these themes, the most prevalent being the generational gaps and
how quickly the world is changing. The old regimes are threatened
by the highly intelligent younger generation stepping in.
- Like it or not, we’re all embroiled in politics. It affects the
experience we have at work, so Amanda shares a view you might not
expect: what’s going RIGHT for work in regards to politics in
America. In a world where information can go worldwide in a matter
of minutes, issues in the workplace are brought to light and must
be addressed by companies. Changes are made to culture because of
- Have you heard the term ‘weaponization of social media?’ As
troubling as the reality of it is, it’s a fascinating concept.
Laurie and Amanda talk about how the promise behind platforms like
Twitter has changed into damage control, and how the younger
generations will need to lead the charge to turn it around.
- In its current state, poverty is down. Life expectancy is up.
Seems great, and it is. But trust is at an all-time low. From trust
within organizations to trust between organizations and the public,
Laurie and Amanda talk about where trust is emerging and how to
- So what happens when your workplace isn’t an actual workplace?
If you’re in the freelance, gig economy, you don’t have an HR
department. So what change can you actually be? Amanda believes
that there are already innovations happening that are making it
better. She shares some of her favorites.
- If you want to fix work, you need to start by fixing yourself.
It’s a bold declaration that Laurie makes, and Amanda shares her
own thoughts on how to fix work. She also shares how SHE’S fixing
her own company and the experience her employees have.
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