Reimagine how you thrive at work through conversations that matter. Hosted by workplace creativity expert Monica H. Kang, we’ll study the latest trends, changes, and challenges to untangle workplace people problems. We’ll talk with executives, innovators, and experts and visit different industries around the world so that you get first dibs into the changing workforce. InnovatorsBox is a creative global leadership firm launched in 2016. Our mission is to unlock creativity for all so everyone can thrive no matter where they work. Subscribe to our newsletter at innovatorsbox.com
Belonging for All Generations
In the wake of the ‘Great Resignation’ where 95% of employees are thinking of quitting or changing their career, how can you build a workplace for all to feel appreciated? All generations want and need something different. How can you design a workplace that makes all generations feel included? Today, we speak with Brandi Nicole Johnson, Abraham Kim, Kelly Cunningham, Blair Glencorse, and Van Lai-DuMone and discuss and explore the nuances of what you can do differently to create a workplace for all.
The Courage to Innovate
Innovation is born out of trying something new. It’s risky. It can be uncomfortable. And it can be rewarding. How do you find the courage to do something new and innovate something meaningful? In this episode, we study what creativity and innovation is, how innovators from business to academia find the courage to innovate in the workplace, and how you can do it too. Thanks to our guests Brian Gaab, Terri Broussard Williams, Nish Parikh, and Emily Rosado for sharing your insights with us.
Bonus: Why Work in Roofing - Interview with the Meta Team
In our first bonus episode, we are excited to share our full interview with the Meta Team- the first and only national, certified women-owned commercial roofing company in the United States. Meta was founded by five women who provide over 250 years of combined expertise and experience in the roofing industry. Here is our full interview Monica Kang had with the five co-founders.
Why Relationships Really Matter
Who we surround ourselves with at work matters. Not just because we could get new jobs, business opportunities, or recognition but because they could lead to friendships, innovation, partnerships, and finding new meaning in how you thrive. In this episode we study how to build more meaningful relationships at work, when relationships continue to change at work. Thanks to our guests: Meg Ugenti, Leo Chan, Alice Hu, Derrin Slack, and Meta Team, for sharing your insights. Learn more at dearworkplace.com.
Leaders Are Made
If the way we work is changing so much, would how we lead change too? COVID has taught us a lot of new lessons and what we expect of leaders and how we lead has been impacted too. In this episode, we dive into what makes a good leader and how good leaders are made today and will be needed for the future workforce. Thank you Brandi Nicole Johnson, Abraham Kim, Jadayah Spencer, Jennifer Shinkai, Monica Maglaris, and Blair Glencorse for your insights.
Certainty about Uncertainty
How do you handle ambiguity and uncertainty? Change is inevitable yet getting comfortable with uncertainty takes practice. How can I get better with it and why does this matter as we think about the future of work? In this episode, we untangle why understanding how we feel about ambiguity may help us get comfortable with it. I spoke with some friends to learn more. Thank you to Sudebi Thakurata, Andrew Ngui, Alana Karen, and the Complexity Weekend Team (Daniel, JP and Shaun) for sharing your insights.
Great ideas for reimagine the workplace!
Monica’s podcast is a must listen right now! So timely for the conversations we are all having about how to reinvent work!!
I love the approach this podcast takes in approaching the nitty gritty hard topics that today's workplace needs to face from burnout, inclusion, and uncertainty with numerous voices chiming in on different angles. I appreciate having many perspectives and enjoy the conversations they create.
A lot of thought-provoking perspectives are presented here. I resonate with some of the ideas, and learn new perspectives from the other ideas. It helps me build a more holistic and empathetic view of the workplace!