100 episodes

Are you passionate about the role good work plays in creating a happy life for yourself and those around you? Join Jane and James in exploring topics that will help you develop yourself, your team and your organization. Whether you are a seasoned leader, new manager or even in your first job, this podcast is an essential listen for a fulfilling career.

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The World of Work Podcast Join James and Jane on their mission to improve the world of work

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Are you passionate about the role good work plays in creating a happy life for yourself and those around you? Join Jane and James in exploring topics that will help you develop yourself, your team and your organization. Whether you are a seasoned leader, new manager or even in your first job, this podcast is an essential listen for a fulfilling career.

#GoodWorkGoodLife
@theWowPodcast

    Managing and Working in Hybrid Teams (w Joanne Gray)

    Managing and Working in Hybrid Teams (w Joanne Gray)

    James and Jane are joined by friend of the show, Joanne Gray, to talk about hybrid working, and how we can be better at working in, managing and leading hybrid teams. The conversation explores what hybrid teams are, how they differ from face to face teams and what we can do to create more inclusive working environments in them.

    • 41 min
    Critical Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations (w Tom Calvard)

    Critical Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations (w Tom Calvard)

    James and Jane are joined by Tom Calvard, from the University of Edinburgh Business School, to talk about some of the thoughts behind his book, "Critical Perspectives on Diversity in Organizations".

    The conversation explores how organizations approach diversity and inclusion, and how we might all be a bit better at doing so.


    To learn more, you can also listen to Tom's own podcast where he explores each chapter of his book in more detail.

    • 53 min
    Transitioning from High Control Groups (w Stephen Mather)

    Transitioning from High Control Groups (w Stephen Mather)

    James and Jane are joined by Stephen Mather to speak about high control groups, and what it's like to transition out of them. The conversation focuses on experiences in cult-like organizations, and and how individuals leaving them may experience moving on, and particularly their experiences of entering the workplace.

    • 53 min
    Fatigue, Sleep and Regenerative Activities (w/ Dale Whelehan)

    Fatigue, Sleep and Regenerative Activities (w/ Dale Whelehan)

    James and Jane are joined by Dale Whelehan, a behavioural science research from Trinity College, Dublin to talk about sleep, fatigue and regenerative activities. The conversation explores Dale's research in this area and covers the impacts of these factors on performance, as well as shedding great insight into recovery and regeneration.

    • 51 min
    Continuous Improvement and Lean (w Kiran Kachela)

    Continuous Improvement and Lean (w Kiran Kachela)

    James and Jane are joined by Kiran Kachela from CIProjects.co.uk to talk about continuous improvement. The conversation explores what continuous improvement is, why it matters and what leaders and managers can do to help their teams or organizations develop. In addition, Kiran shares some of the approaches used in Lean.

    • 46 min
    Employee Wellbeing (w/ Bob Merberg)

    Employee Wellbeing (w/ Bob Merberg)

    James and Jane are joined by Bob Merberg from Jozito LLC to speak about all things employee wellbeing. The conversation explores what wellbeing is and why it matters, as well as what organizations are doing (or not) that helps improve it.

    • 52 min

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