Cali Williams Yost is Founder and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group, an organization of experts in flexible workplace strategy, change management, leadership, instructional design and communications. Cali is an internationally-recognized workplace strategist and futurist. For more than two decades, she has predicted many early work transformation trends and used those insights to develop innovative strategies that help organizations build dynamic, future-ready work cultures that attract and retain an engaged, diverse workforce; increase productivity and innovation; and enhance employee well-being. A former commercial banker, Cali is an honors graduate of Columbia Business School and noted as an alumnus “Changing the World.” In 2018 she was named one of the global management thinkers “on the radar” by Thinkers50, and she has been cited as one of Forbes’s 40 Women to Watch Over 40.
In this episode, Stew and Cali talk about what it takes to make flexible work arrangements a reality in organizations of all kinds. She translates her wealth of experience into practical advice for identifying the benefits of change in work culture for both employees and their organizations and how to find and take meaningful steps forward without massive disruption. It’s not that hard, as Cali describes it, because in almost all organizations there are outcroppings of innovation from which lessons can be readily learned. The key is to look for them and build on the successes they embody.
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