35 episodes

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

Dear Workplace InnovatorsBox

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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

    S3 E2: All About Jobs, Careers and Compensation - 2: The Underdogs Rise

    S3 E2: All About Jobs, Careers and Compensation - 2: The Underdogs Rise

    What if I don't have the right connections or a traditional resume? How can I find good jobs and stay calm from all the applying? You're not alone. Many people fall under this category, and we wanted to investigate further what we could do differently. This is the very gap that Jerry Lee and Jonathan Javier wished to address as they started their careers at Google. Learn how Wonsulting started and how they are advocating for underdogs to rise. Welcome to Dear Workplace.
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    • 31 min
    S3 E1: All About Jobs, Careers, and Compensation - 1: The Change

    S3 E1: All About Jobs, Careers, and Compensation - 1: The Change

    The job market has been weird lately. Despite the growing economy, we still see many layoffs and burnout in the workplace. What is going on, and why is this happening? Is it the right time to find a job? If so, how can I position myself to get the best pay? Luckily, we have Dr. April Willis and Lola Han to shed more light on what we can do better to make sense of this changing job market and how we build careers we can love.
    Welcome to Dear Workplace.
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    • 48 min
    Hello Season 3!

    Hello Season 3!

    Hello friends. We are thrilled to return with new stories and research to untangle your workplace questions. We hope you have been well. Subscribe today to Dear Workplace by InnovatorsBox®, hosted by the Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox®, Monica H. Kang. Send us your questions and stories you'd like us to investigate at info@innovatorsbox.com.
    Learn more at dearworkplace.com.


     

    • 1 min
    10. Summary: Design The Life You Want

    10. Summary: Design The Life You Want

    After interviewing innovators from across the world in countless industries and in countless roles, one thing stuck out - we all have the power to design the life we want. It takes courage, intentionality, and trial and error but it’s so key to have that protagonist mindset. And again, thank you so much again for joining us on this journey together. So are you ready for it? Here let’s dive into the key insights from our guests from Season 2! 

    Subscribe today. Dear Workplace is hosted by Monica H. Kang and InnovatorsBox. Learn more at dearworkplace.com. Find summary notes here.

    • 10 min
    Create Your Own Jobs

    Create Your Own Jobs

    In these past years, while some of us were furloughed or let go, many others have also transitioned, got promoted, or resigned to start their dream jobs. In this episode, I want to dive deeper into the stories of people who have created their own jobs and opportunities both in organizations, and outside on their own, to see what we can learn as we continue to build our own careers and growth opportunities. I sat down with two friends - Ellie Kim and Youngmoo Kim - who carved their own path professionally and explored what challenges and “aha” moments they encountered, as well as what made them do what they did. Their stories and insights are valuable whether you’re looking to start a new career, build a new opportunity where you are, or even want to build something of your own on the side!

    Subscribe today. Dear Workplace is hosted by Monica H. Kang and InnovatorsBox. Learn more at dearworkplace.com. Find summary notes here.

    • 22 min
    Design for Inclusion

    Design for Inclusion

    Designing for inclusion - whether it’s technology, a workflow, a product - is incredibly important as we move into the new normal of working. Creating a workplace for all is not an overnight journey, which is why constant care and development is there, but so is our workflow. In this episode, I dive deeper into the aspects of inclusive design with inclusivity experts Richard Reiman and Margaret Park. How do we design a workplace for all in what we create, how we serve, and what we do each day? Well, it doesn’t happen overnight, but doing so will help you attract incredible customers, team members, and more that could’ve been overlooked. 
    Subscribe today. Dear Workplace is hosted by Monica H. Kang and InnovatorsBox. Learn more at dearworkplace.com. Find summary notes here.
    Below are some helpful resources in your journey of inclusive design:
    Inclusive Design Toolkit 
    Video: RSA Short: Empathy 
    Rethinking Inclusive Design Beyond Technology 
    Disability Inclusion In the Digital Workspace, An Actionable Guide
    Imagination Video Books

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Important Topics in a Changing Workplace

As someone who left my day job in 2021 to start a business venture, I know first-hand how volatile the workplace environment has been in recent years. Monica brings to light challenges and important reminders that help me navigate my career in Dear Workplace. Thanks!

MarinIll ,

Very insightful and fun!

Great interviews and reflections on what the workplace looks like in this day and age. Monica makes it fun and engaging!

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Love listening to Monica

Dear Workplace assembles talented business people from across industries to provide insights on what to do - and not do! - as well as how to handle people, situations and pressure.

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