50 episodes

Every business has a culture that affects how it performs. Culture isn’t optional.

How you deal with the day-to-day people challenges in the workplace has a massive effect on that culture.

Building a great culture is difficult. So we’re bringing together founders, CEOs, COOs, Heads of People & Heads of HR to share their honest experiences, their struggles and their learnings.

At the end of each episode, you will have something to take away and implement with your team.

The Culture Ops Podcast Ben Branson-Gateley

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Every business has a culture that affects how it performs. Culture isn’t optional.

How you deal with the day-to-day people challenges in the workplace has a massive effect on that culture.

Building a great culture is difficult. So we’re bringing together founders, CEOs, COOs, Heads of People & Heads of HR to share their honest experiences, their struggles and their learnings.

At the end of each episode, you will have something to take away and implement with your team.

    Can you really focus on employee happiness and still drive performance?

    Can you really focus on employee happiness and still drive performance?

    Some may see a practical emphasis on employee emphasis as being in opposition to driving performance. Ryo Hanalei Zsun, the Culture Maestro at Zappos makes a compelling case against that mindset in this episode of The CultureOps podcast.

    • 40 min
    Understanding the true cost of a negative workplace culture

    Understanding the true cost of a negative workplace culture

    How can you tell if your culture is a healthy and inclusive one founded on trust? How do you bring policies to life? Gemma McCall, CEO and co-founder of CultureShift joins us to discuss her experiences of negative workplace cultures, their impact and her expert advice on how to manage and combat them.

    • 35 min
    What matters more now - company culture or flexible working?

    What matters more now - company culture or flexible working?

    We’re in the middle of the biggest shift in what people expect from work in the last 50 years. Team members are more willing to move jobs more quickly to maximise their compensation - so how can you as a business refresh your culture and policies to better hold onto top talent and attract the best?

    Hung Lee, author of Recruiting Brainfood, joins us to share his thoughts and insights into how businesses can remain competitive even during the candidate shortage of present.

    • 40 min
    How compensation affects your culture

    How compensation affects your culture

    Compensation isn’t the only thing employees care about now - which is not to stay it’s not still vital to their experience, performance and happiness. Jonas Bøgh Larsen, Co-founder and CEO of Pento - CharlieHR’s new payroll partner, joins us to discuss how people should navigate compensation to boost performance, attraction and retention and support the culture you want to build.

    • 36 min
    How to codify and update your values to boost performance

    How to codify and update your values to boost performance

    You've codified your values into a functional, high performing culture. But how do you move from an early stage, speed oriented culture into something that fits your current team and business goals? Chloe Bartle, Head of People and Culture at Trouva, came out of the pandemic of 2020 with a stronger team in need of a re-coding of their values which had become irrelevant to boosting performance and was driving away talent. She joins us to talk about how they turned things around at Trouva, and saved their culture by updating it.

    • 37 min
    How to build a culture that confronts racial bias

    How to build a culture that confronts racial bias

    It can be tricky figuring out a framework and the key cogs of any organisation to work on to confront racial bias and rectify inequalities. Daisy Auger-Dominguez has been doing that good work at the likes of Google, Disney and now VICE Media, and has a new book on the subject out.

    She joins us to share her knowledge on the subject and make a case for focussing in on managers when trying to build a culture that confronts racial bias.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Aliheb82 ,

Down to earth, actionable, interesting and well told

There are So many reasons why I religiously listen to each episode: they are straight talking, tips that you can implement and are actionable vs making the topic too woohoo.
Also I love how humble Culture Ops is about their trials and learnings and openly saying what didn’t work and why.
this is a real hidden gem!

HeatherElkington ,

My go to

As a newbie to the world of Ops, I’m always looking for people who are a few steps ahead of me, to challenge my way of thinking, or to confirm I’m taking our team in the right direction. The culture Ops podcast and their guests is my absolute go to in helping me do this.

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