‘Happy employees make happy customers’. We’ve all heard it! But is it that simple? How can companies truly build an Employee Experience that allows people to do their best work? And how can they break away from well-trodden management theories and find inspiration from real-life examples? We speak to some of the boldest and brightest minds in the field of people and organisations, for a deep-dive into EX. Welcome to Rewired, a podcast that’s creatively-led, data-backed and beautifully engineered! Brought to you by the team behind Reborrn, a new breed of management consultancy.
Bonus episode: The future of our workspaces
‘Flexible’ or ‘hybrid working’ is no longer a novelty but an everyday reality for many. But how will this new era change the way we think about workspace design? In this bonus episode we visit architects Urban Soul Project in Thessaloniki, Greece, to talk to managing director Tassos Georgantzis about the importance of designing your workspace with the company’s culture in mind and the need for it to function as much more than just the place you come to work. Plus: we get practical advice from Klaus Pronarth at global furniture designer Steelcase, and learn why their Learning and Innovation centre in Munich features smart paths of circulation and an on-campus café, as a way to encourage socialising and spontaneity .
11. Corporate Rebels special with Pim de Morree
In this special episode we are joined by Pim de Morree - one half of Employee Experience royalty Corporate Rebels. Pim and co-founder Joost Minnaar ditched their frustrating office jobs to embark on a journey as a couple of rebels visiting pioneers who are changing the status quo of workplaces. Today, we learn what they discovered. We talk about organisational design, their famous bucket list, the origins of the brand, and more. Plus: all about mushroom management and why it fails.
Pim de Morree and Joost Minnaar founded the Corporate Rebels blog in 2016, to share their thoughts and findings from visiting workplaces around the world that inspired them. Since then the brand has expanded to include the Corporate Rebels Academy, presentations & workshops, the Corporate Rebels book, and more.
“Corporate Rebels: Make Work More Fun” (2020) by Pim de Morree and Joost Minnaar “Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace” (1993) by Ricardo Semler “Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders” (2013) by L. David Marquet “Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World” (2015) by General Stanley McChrystal “Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness” (2014) by Frederick Laloux
10. Fostering a Fearless Organisation with Amy Edmondson
We're back! On this episode: what does it take to be a fearless organisation? One where employees can raise new ideas, concerns and even share mistakes without hesitation. When people feel psychologically safe, organisations thrive: better ideas, greater risk taking, more learning and fewer disastrous decisions. Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School her groundbreaking research on creating psychological safety in the workplace. Plus: the secret behind Pixar’s unprecedented success in the entertainment industry.
Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning. Her most recent book, “The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth”, offers a practical guide for organizations striving for success in today’s economy.
9. Build Strong Foundations: Onboarding, the first 90 days
There’s a lot more to Onboarding than the first day and week. Guests Michael Watkins, author of ‘The First 90 Days’ and Christoph Drebes, founder of Mystery Minds, walk us through the steps we can take to support our new employees: how do we invest in their learning process? How does onboarding internal promotions differ from external hires? What about junior vs senior employees? Plus: what you need to know about getting to the break-even point.
Michael Watkins is the author of ‘The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter’, a book The Economist has dubbed “the onboarding bible.” He's the co-founder of Boston-based consultancy Genesis Advisers, and Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD Business School in Switzerland.
Christoph Drebes is the co-founder of Mystery Minds, a platform aiming to humanise the digital world by offering innovative networking and collaboration solutions.
8. Equip Yourself with “Manager Tools”
In this special episode we share our extended interview with Mark Horstman, legendary co-host of the multiple award-winning 'Manager Tools' podcast, to discuss how we, as managers, can create a positive employee experience. We talk about the common misconceptions around coaching, how to give and receive feedback, good and bad interview practices, and Mark’s book, ‘The Effective Manager’. Plus: how to build trust with your direct reports.
Mark Horstman is the co-host of multiple-award-winning podcast ‘Manager Tools’. He is also the co-founder of the management consulting and training firm of the same name, an initiative which came about as a result of the podcast’s success. Mark has written the book, ‘The Effective Manager’.
7. Remote working: Discover the Future of Work
More than 1 in 5 companies are preparing for a reduction in office space in the coming year. Guests Dave Ulrich and Christoph Drebes share their expert insight: What does the future of work look like, and how should we manage, develop, and enable our talent in the new hybrid reality? Plus: what kind of capabilities should HR professionals have to support their company in the future?
Dave Ulrich is a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is also a co-founder and partner at the RBL group, a consulting firm on the forefront of strategic HR transformation, leadership capability development, and strategy implementation.
Christoph Drebes is the director & co-founder of Mystery Minds, an organization that focuses on humanizing the digital world. They offer creative solutions that help establish meaningful connections between people in any company.