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Better is a podcast series from Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture. Each episode offers tips, strategy, and advice from executives at Certified companies that make their workplace culture a top priority, because they know it’s ultimately better for their people, better for business, and better for the world. In each episode, host Roula Amire chats with business leaders from some of the world’s best workplaces to learn more about the tools companies need to become better by focusing on the business case—and the results—that come from putting people first. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com

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Better is a podcast series from Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture. Each episode offers tips, strategy, and advice from executives at Certified companies that make their workplace culture a top priority, because they know it’s ultimately better for their people, better for business, and better for the world. In each episode, host Roula Amire chats with business leaders from some of the world’s best workplaces to learn more about the tools companies need to become better by focusing on the business case—and the results—that come from putting people first. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com

    American Express’ Monique Herena on embracing change

    American Express’ Monique Herena on embracing change

    Stepping outside of our comfort zones is where growth begins. As Monique Herena, chief colleague experience officer at American Express, puts it, change is both necessary and challenging.
    She offers practical strategies for helping leaders navigate change, and what to do with leaders who aren't on board. She also shares how American Express has navigated flexible work, and why it's important for everyone, including individual contributors, to model values and leadership behaviors.
    Share a time you stepped outside your comfort zone at work with me. E-mail me at roula.amire@greatplacetowork.com.
    Enter the code "Better2024" and get $200 off the Great Place To Work For All Summit: For All Summit 2024 | Great Place To Work®
    Subscribe to the Great Place To Work company culture newsletter.
    Want to join our Great Place To Work community? Learn more about Certification.
    For a transcript of this episode, visit American Express’ Monique Herena on Embracing Change at Work | Great Place To Work®.

    Harvard's Amy Edmondson on failing well

    Harvard's Amy Edmondson on failing well

    Feeling stuck? It might be your fear of failure.
    Amy Edmondson, Novartis professor of leadership and management at Harvard Business School, joins us to talk about her new book, “The Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well”— the 2023 Business Book of the Year.
    Renowned for her research on psychological safety, Amy talks about failing well, what types of failures to avoid, and why high performing teams report more errors than lower performing teams.
    Companies that learn from failures are also more likely to be innovative and agile.
    Enter the code "Better2024" and get $200 off the Great Place To Work For All Summit: For All Summit 2024 | Great Place To Work®
    Subscribe to the Great Place To Work company culture newsletter.
    Want to join our Great Place To Work community? Learn more about Certification.
    For a transcript of this episode, visit Amy Edmondson on How Failing Well Can Help Companies Thrive | Great Place To Work®

    Camden’s Ric Campo & Keith Oden on building a culture of care

    Camden’s Ric Campo & Keith Oden on building a culture of care

    Ric Campo and Keith Oden, CEO and president, respectively, of Camden Property Trust share their approach to building a company culture centered around care. This philosophy has boosted employee engagement and satisfaction, and contributed to the company's business success.
    We explore how Camden fosters a caring environment and how they've addressed challenges like maintaining a strong company culture during difficult times.
    They also shared their approach to workplace flexibility in an industry where flexibility hasn't been the norm.
    Enter the code "Better2024" and get $200 off the Great Place To Work For All Summit: For All Summit 2024 | Great Place To Work®
    Subscribe to the Great Place To Work company culture newsletter.
    Want to join our Great Place To Work community? Learn more about Certification.
    For a transcript of this episode, visit Camden’s Ric Campo & Keith Oden on Building a Culture of Care | Great Place To Work®

    Accenture’s Yolanda Friend on how to create inclusive workplaces

    Accenture’s Yolanda Friend on how to create inclusive workplaces

    Feeling unseen and unheard at work? You're not alone. But what if your workplace felt like a place where everyone belongs and thrives?
    Join Yolanda Friend, inclusion & diversity lead at Accenture North America, as she shares powerful insights and actionable steps to create a more inclusive culture.
    From the importance of mentors and sponsors to the everyday micro-experiences that make a difference, Yolanda's practical tips will inspire you to champion belonging and unlock your employees’ full potential at work.
    Learn why having a diverse workforce is good for business. Plus, get a sneak peek into Yolanda's mentor's new book, “Unwavering,” filled with invaluable career and life lessons.
    Enter the code "Better2024" and get $200 off the Great Place To Work For All Summit: For All Summit 2024 | Great Place To Work®
    Subscribe to the Great Place To Work company culture newsletter.
    Want to join our Great Place To Work community? Learn more about Certification.
    For a transcript of this episode, visit Accenture's Yolanda Friend on How to Create Inclusive Workplaces | Great Place To Work®

    Synchrony’s Michael Matthews on vulnerability in leadership

    Synchrony’s Michael Matthews on vulnerability in leadership

    Michael Matthews, chief diversity and corporate responsibility officer at Synchrony, talks about the power of vulnerability among leaders, and how it can help build trust and create a more inclusive workplace culture.
    He shared how leadership is evolving at Synchrony, and what it means to be seen at work.
    And he opened up about how he built a strong relationship with his CEO and CHRO — and how you can do the same.
    Enter the code "Better2024" and get $200 off the Great Place To Work For All Summit: For All Summit 2024 | Great Place To Work®
    Subscribe to the Great Place To Work company culture newsletter.
    Want to join our Great Place To Work community? Learn more about Certification.
    Learn more about The Great Transformation: The Great Transformation Is as 'Close to a Blueprint For the Future of Work as Anything We've Seen' | Great Place To Work®
    For a transcript of this episode, visit Synchrony’s Michael Matthews on Vulnerability in Leadership | Great Place To Work®

    Cadence’s Tina Jones on making leaders accountable & top HR skills

    Cadence’s Tina Jones on making leaders accountable & top HR skills

    Tina Jones, senior VP of global HR at Cadence, walks us through how and why Cadence ties the top 100 leaders’ bonuses to their ability to create and support more equitable teams.
     
    She shared what every HR pro can do today to make inclusion groups — or employee resource groups — essential to the business.
     
    You’ll also learn what traits and skills she thinks HR pros need. Let us know what you think in the comments!
     
    Enter the code "Better2024" and get $200 off the Great Place To Work For All Summit: For All Summit 2024 | Great Place To Work®
     
    Subscribe to the Great Place To Work company culture newsletter.
     
    Want to join our Great Place To Work community? Learn more about Certification.
     
    For a transcript of this episode, visit Cadence’s Tina Jones on the Power of Inclusion Groups & Top HR Skills | Great Place To Work®
     
    Learn more about The Great Transformation: The Great Transformation Is as 'Close to a Blueprint For the Future of Work as Anything We've Seen' | Great Place To Work®
     

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Learnings upon Learnings

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Great podcast

Can’t miss for anyone trying to build and scale a world class culture. It is approachable in nature and so informative.

Looking forward to more episodes!

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