8 episodes

It’s been said if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. But how do you get there? This is a playbook for the modern employee experience, and it’s more relevant than ever as we redefine the way we work in the wake of a pandemic. You’ll hear inspirational and practical advice from experts in the industry, and lessons to help you be your best self at work and beyond. Host Dr. Sonia Kang explores key themes in the workplace, like diversity and inclusion, how to be resilient through massive change, how to stand out at work even virtually, how to ensure the company you work for aligns with your personal values, how to develop in your career, and how to foster a psychologically safe workplace. Visit fortheloveofwork.ca for more information.

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It’s been said if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. But how do you get there? This is a playbook for the modern employee experience, and it’s more relevant than ever as we redefine the way we work in the wake of a pandemic. You’ll hear inspirational and practical advice from experts in the industry, and lessons to help you be your best self at work and beyond. Host Dr. Sonia Kang explores key themes in the workplace, like diversity and inclusion, how to be resilient through massive change, how to stand out at work even virtually, how to ensure the company you work for aligns with your personal values, how to develop in your career, and how to foster a psychologically safe workplace. Visit fortheloveofwork.ca for more information.

    Creating Meaning At Work

    Creating Meaning At Work

    How do you find meaning at work? Is it about loving the tasks you have to do each day, or is it more about your outlook? Is it about following your dreams and making your work your life...or following the dollar signs and living for the weekend?

    This was the decision facing freelance writer Allison Hope who was working at a non-profit when she received an offer to work on Wall Street.

    Jacob Hirsh, a personality psychologist, says meaning and purpose are directly tied to one’s personal values. He explains why millennials are more likely to take a pay cut in order to work for a company that aligns with those values.

    Julie Lee, co-creator of The Values Project, says you first must know what your values are, and offers a way to find out. Sharon Arieli, a professor who studies values, explains how and where to enact those values. Dave Mayer, at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, describes how to compare our personal values with our company’s stated values. Emily Esfanahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning, tells us practical ways we can rethink our relationship to finding meaning and happiness at work.

    Learn more about the podcast at Rogers. Or rate or review the show here. We’d love to know what you think.

    • 31 min
    How To Grow And Learn At Work

    How To Grow And Learn At Work

    Career and the opportunity to grow is the number one reason why people join a company and it’s also the number one reason they leave a company if they’re not getting opportunities.

    Professional development is a major priority for employees new and older, but it can be a difficult maze to navigate when you’re new at a company. In this episode we teach you how get taught.

    Clark Quinn, Director of Quinnovation, teaches us about our biases and misconceptions about learning, what helps us to retain new information, and provides practical advice for improving this. Tsedel Neely, from Harvard Business School, emphasizes the need for never-ending learning. HR expert Avery Francis describes how to create a development plan with your supervisor.

    HR exec Gina Jeneroux, gives us the rundown on the massive proliferation of learning modalities, offered by employee-focused companies. Jeanne Meister, a workplace futurist, explains the shift to coaching and AI learning.

    Learn more about the podcast at Rogers. Or rate or review the show here. We’d love to know what you think.

    • 27 min
    How To Make Better Mistakes

    How To Make Better Mistakes

    Psychological safety is the belief that you can bring your whole self to work, and speak up with ideas and feedback—as well as make mistakes—without fear of punishment. But, how do you do that if you don’t trust your boss or your coworkers? In this episode we are exploring what makes some work environments open and collaborative, and others closed-off and fear-inducing. And how to deal with either scenario.

    Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson explains what is ‘psychological safety’, the term she coined, and explains how organizations, and we, can become fear-free in our work. Former Google executive Geoff Ho, and Chris Clearfield, author of Meltdown, discuss how sharing mistakes at work can be the difference between success and failure. Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor, gives us the tools to start having hard conversations with our colleagues and bosses, so we can cultivate more trusting and strong working relationships. Scott, along with Benjamin Granger, explain the importance of giving and receiving feedback, and how we can get better at doing both.

    For the Love of Work is an original podcast made possible by Rogers. Learn more about the podcast at Rogers . Or rate or review the show here. We’d love to know what you think.

    • 27 min
    How Do I Stand Out?

    How Do I Stand Out?

    The number one concern of new employees we spoke to, those entering their first or second jobs, was knowing how to stand out, in order to advance in their career. But this is not just a challenge for young workers. Mid to senior career employees can experience the same issue, feeling stuck at work, due to anxiety, introversion or lack of confidence.

    May Busch, a former finance exec, recounts her experience with exactly this frustration, and how she overcame it. Laura Huang, author of Edge, explains how hard work isn’t always enough to stand out. It’s about influencing people’s underlying perceptions of you. HR experts Avery Francis and Jennifer L’Heureux outline what traits and behaviours — alongside qualifications — progressive companies are looking for in employees they promote, and keep. Olga Khazan, author of Weird talks about how to stand out as an introvert. And Ron Heifetz discusses how practicing adaptive leadership can help you stand out.

    For the Love of Work is an original podcast made possible by Rogers. Learn more about the podcast at Rogers. Or rate or review the show here. We’d love to know what you think.

    • 29 min
    How To Land At The Right Company

    How To Land At The Right Company

    Finding the job that ticks all the right boxes can seem like an impossible task. But what if you’re not looking for the right things?

    Well, there is a big shift occuring in the workplace as progressive companies start focusing on something called the “employee experience” — a holistic relationship between a company and its staff. Host Sonia Kang takes a deep dive into the employee experience to uncover the criteria for the right company, the right tools, and the right people...for you.

    Jacob Morgan, author of Future Leader, outlines the three pillars of the employee experience, and tells us how you can identify if a company offers them. Katy Milkman explains how our cognitive biases inform the decisions we make about where to work, and how to avoid making wrong decisions. Shopify’s culture team design lead, Mandira Midha, and social scientist Pete Bacevice share their insights on how our physical space— whether that’s an office, or our home — and digital worksplaces influence our productivity, behaviour, and even our ability to succesfully collaborate. Joe Berger tells us how technology shapes our relationship to work, and how the modern employee experience promotes a seamless integration of devices and tools into our everyday workflows.

    For the Love of Work is an original podcast made possible by Rogers. Learn more about the podcast at Rogers. Or rate or review the show here. We’d love to know what you think.

    • 30 min
    Leaning Into Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

    Leaning Into Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

    In the middle of a pandemic, the issue of police brutality bubbled to the surface, again. As protests broke out all over the world, they led to a broader conversation about Black lives, Indigenous lives, and the experiences of people of colour. It finally feels like diversity and inclusion for members of historically underrepresented groups is gaining momentum...but it's just a start. There's so much more work to be done as workplaces become more and more diverse.

    In this episode, we explore how you can contribute to a welcoming environment of diversity, inclusion and belonging. How to identify systemic racism. How to tell if a progressive company is addressing it properly. How to recognize and confront one's own unconscious biases. And how to be an ally to colleagues from underrepresented groups.

    Dantley Davis, Chief Design Officer at Twitter, describes his approach to inclusive recruiting; Tina Opie, Professor of Management at Babson College, outlines how colleagues at all levels can listen to and learn from each other. Aneeta Rattan, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School, shares her research on the impact of a growth mindset on D&I. Jason Murray, Head of BIPOC Executive Search, provides insight into microagressions against colleagues from undererpresented groups. Krystal Abotossaway, a Senior Diversity Inclusion Sourcing Parter at TD, reveals how companies can provide a more culturally aware environment for employees. And Dolly Chugh, Professor at NYU Stern School of Business, author of The Person You Mean To Be and writer of the Dear Good People newsletter, teaches us about unconscious bias and its influence on systemic racism as well as how to be a "good-ish person" and ally.

    For the Love of Work is an original podcast made possible by Rogers. Learn more about the podcast at Rogers: https://about.rogers.com. Or rate or review the show here. We'd love to know what you think.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Kappy1964 ,

Super smart podcast

Loved the storytelling. Sonia Kang helps you think about the world of work differently, especially the focus on resiliency.

BP USA ,

Where is the input from small businesses owners?

This has the potential to be a great podcast but without the perspective from small business owners it is unfortunately completely one-sided. Not all businesses in Canada are large corporations however operating a small business in Canada is under the same stringent rules as those corporations. The rules always work well for the employee but what is it doing to small business owners? Without them there are less places for an employee to go and work.

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