6 episodes

What does it take to build an amazing growth-focused culture that inspires collaboration, innovation and performance? In this series, our host Viren Thakrar dives deep into interesting people & culture topics with interesting guests, all whilst playing a friendly game! If you want the inside scoop on how to build a growth-focused culture this show is for you.

Playing the Culture Game Viren Thakrar

    • Business

What does it take to build an amazing growth-focused culture that inspires collaboration, innovation and performance? In this series, our host Viren Thakrar dives deep into interesting people & culture topics with interesting guests, all whilst playing a friendly game! If you want the inside scoop on how to build a growth-focused culture this show is for you.

    Measuring the Impact of People & Culture - Playing the Culture Game with Ryan McGrory, Exsona (S1 E6)

    Measuring the Impact of People & Culture - Playing the Culture Game with Ryan McGrory, Exsona (S1 E6)

    An in-depth chat between Ryan McGrory and Viren Thakrar about measuring the impact of people & culture. We chat with Ryan about why data matters in people and culture, how to use it to improve programs, and examples of measurement in employee experience and well-being programs.

    Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/eWFHVwgL3ec

    Episode Links: 
    PTSD Dogs (Ryan's charity of choice) - https://ptsddogs.org.au/
    More about Exsona - https://www.exsona.com/
    More about In The Game's team-building platform https://inthegame.app

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Art of Facilitative Leadership - Playing the Culture Game with Myriam Hadnes (S1 E5)

    The Art of Facilitative Leadership - Playing the Culture Game with Myriam Hadnes (S1 E5)

    An in-depth chat between Myriam Hadnes and Viren Thakrar about why facilitation is the modern-day super skill that all leaders need. We chat about the importance of psychological safety and slowing down, what’s broken with meetings, and how leaders can get started with facilitation. All this over a friendly game of backgammon.

    Listen to the podcast here: https://playingtheculturegame.buzzsprout.com 

    Episode Links: 
    Reporters Without Borders (Myriam's charity of choice) - https://rsf.org/en
    More about Workshops Work - https://workshops.work/
    More about Never Done Before - https://neverdonebefore.org/
    More about In The Game's team-building platform https://inthegame.app

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Curating the Learning Experience - Playing the Culture Game with Steph Clarke (S1 E4)

    Curating the Learning Experience - Playing the Culture Game with Steph Clarke (S1 E4)

    An in-depth chat between Steph Clarke and Viren Thakrar about the role curation plays in organisational learning. We chat about the curation process, identifying quality curated content, how best to combine and share curated content, the role of content creation and a whole lot more. 

    Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/stMNkzS2FIQ

    Episode Links: 
    Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (Steph's charity of choice) https://asrc.org.au/
    More about Steph https://stephclarke.com/ 
    More about In The Game's culture-building platform https://inthegame.app

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Professional Gig Economy - Playing the Culture Game with Michelle Fotheringham, Werkling (S1 E3)

    The Professional Gig Economy - Playing the Culture Game with Michelle Fotheringham, Werkling (S1 E3)

    An in-depth chat between Michelle Fotheringham (Werkling) and Viren Thakrar about the professional gig economy. We chat about work design, the open talent economy, how to identify the right on-demand talent and a whole lot more. All this over a friendly game of Connect 4! 

    Episode Links:
    YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/lcDLJFZp1Zg

    Children's Medical Research Institute (Michelle's charity of choice) https://www.cmrijeansforgenes.org.au/

    More about Werkling 
    https://www.werkling.com/

    More about In The Game's culture-building platform
    https://inthegame.app

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Building a Learning Culture - Playing the Culture Game with Chris Davenport, Udemy (S1 E2)

    Building a Learning Culture - Playing the Culture Game with Chris Davenport, Udemy (S1 E2)

    An in-depth chat between Chris Davenport (Udemy) and Viren Thakrar about building a learning culture. We chat about making time for learning, the ownership of learning, online course completion as a measure of success, and a whole lot more. All this over a friendly game of Poker!

    Episode Links
    Video of the episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/7kxEFDpboY0
    Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group Inc. - https://www.victoriandogrescue.org.au/
    Davo's favourite Udemy course - https://www.udemy.com/course/b2b-sales-masterclass-people-focused-selling
    Udemy's 2022 Workplace Learning Trends Report - https://business.udemy.com/2022-workplace-learning-trends-report/?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=direct

    • 42 min
    Strategy to Action - Playing the Culture Game with Bridget Thakrar (S1 E1)

    Strategy to Action - Playing the Culture Game with Bridget Thakrar (S1 E1)

    An in-depth chat with Bridget Thakrar about making strategy more actionable so it isn't just some flashy document that sits on people's desks! Bridget is Head of People & Operations at a high-growth AgTech startup.

    We chat about where things go wrong, implementing OKRs, getting bottom-up input, signs the process work and a whole lot more. All this over a friendly game of Jenga!

    Links
    Episode YouTube link: https://youtu.be/4y5fobfx4UU
    Refuge Victoria (Bridget's selected charity) - https://refugevictoria.org.au/
    Sensand (Bridget's day job) - https://sensand.com/
    Bridget's Muay Thai podcast - The Female Fight Experience - https://anchor.fm/bridget-thakrar
    More about In The Game's culture-building platform - https://inthegame.app

    • 1 hr 3 min

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