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Forget the status quo — Get Reworked. Join the editors of Reworked, your guide to the r/evolution of work, as they interview business leaders transforming the way work gets done today.

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Forget the status quo — Get Reworked. Join the editors of Reworked, your guide to the r/evolution of work, as they interview business leaders transforming the way work gets done today.

Have a question, comment, idea or guest suggestion? Drop us a line at editors@simplermedia.com.

    Christina Maslach on What Organizations Can Do About Burnout

    Christina Maslach on What Organizations Can Do About Burnout

    What causes burnout? So often, conversations around burnout center on the effect — the burnout itself — rather than the cause. It is only when the conversation focuses on the chronic job stressors at the root of burnout, can organizations begin to tackle the problem. 
    Because at its root, burnout is an indication of a misalignment between people and their jobs. By identifying where these misalignments occur, organizations can make adjustments which improve employees' relationships with their jobs.
    In this episode of Get Reworked, Christina Maslach, pioneer of research on workplace burnout, creator of the Maslach Burnout Inventory standard assessment tool and author of "The Burnout Challenge," shares the key factors that influence whether we have positive or negative relationships with our jobs. Christina has studied the relationships people have with their work and what organizations can do to improve those relationships for over four decades.
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    "If we're going to do anything about why burnout occurs, as opposed to focusing on who is getting it, we need to focus on what's causing it, we need to prevent the impact of those stressors, reduce them, or have them be better managed, so that they don't occur as often all of these kinds of things," said Christina.
    Highlights of the conversation include:
    Why burnout and stress aren't synonymous. Why vacations and self-care are only short-term solutions. How burnout is more than an individual issue. The importance of networks and community in alleviating burnout. The six areas where organizations can focus to improve alignment between people and their jobs. Plus, host Siobhan Fagan talks with Christina about hustle culture, the upsides and the downsides of a daily commute and chardonnay burnout. Listen in for more.
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    • 34 min
    Sheela Subramanian on Why Flexibility Defines the New Workplace

    Sheela Subramanian on Why Flexibility Defines the New Workplace

    The ongoing debate between return to office or work from home misses the point. The question isn't where we work, but how.
    Over the last two and a half years white collar workers have taken part in a grand experiment which upended many of the long-held norms of the workday. Business leaders now have the choice of what to do next: embrace this new way of work or try to return to how things were in 2019.   
    In this kickoff episode to Season 3, Sheela Submramanian, co-founder of Future Forum and VP at Slack, and co-author of "How The Future Works: Leading Flexible Teams to Do the Best Work of Their Lives" shares why leaders need to move past the debate around physical location of work to embrace a much more flexible approach to how work gets done.

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    "It's really critical for leaders to think about flexibility when it comes to choice in both where and when people work, rather than setting mandates in terms of the number of days they need to come back into the office," Subramanian said. "There's an opportunity for us to shift the conversation from power to trust, because power reflects the command and control model that we had for so long."
    Highlights of the conversation include:
    The dangers of confusing presenteeism for performance. The outdated ideas around professionalism we've shed in the last few years (and the ones we still should lose). Why working from home increased a sense of belonging in employees of color.   Why the future of work comes down to two things: flexibility and trust. What leaders' top concern today should be. Plus, we talk with Sheela about why we should all be in touch with our inner two-year-olds, why we need alternate career paths outside of management and where to find the best bagel in Oakland. Listen in for more.

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    • 39 min
    Executive Coach and Author Howard Prager on Why We Need More Kindness in the Workplace

    Executive Coach and Author Howard Prager on Why We Need More Kindness in the Workplace

    How do you stay positive in the middle of a tragedy?

    It's a question that became all too real for our next guest, who found himself at the scene of the mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Ill. that left seven people dead and scores wounded.

    In this episode of Get Reworked, Howard Prager, executive coach and author of "Make Someone's Day" shares how times of trouble are exactly when we need to focus on the needs of others and tells us what exactly we can do at work to make each others' lives better.

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    "Negativity just breeds more negativity both within us and with others," Howard said. "I believe that when we can make others feel better, I know that we too feel better because of our mirror neurons creating what I call the boomerang effect."
    Highlights of the conversation include:
    How to stay upbeat amidst tragedy and bad news. Why we need more kindness in the workplace. How to practice gratitude and recognition at work. How leaders can make time to make others' days. The role of recognition in hybrid and remote work. Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak talk with Howard about bringing your whole self to work, if nice people do indeed finish last and why the tuba is the most underrated musical instrument. Listen in for more.

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    • 48 min
    Soon Yu on Why Your Workplace Needs Good Friction

    Soon Yu on Why Your Workplace Needs Good Friction

    The word friction typically carries negative connotations, seen as an abrasive or discordant force. Yet the right kind of friction can also inspire feelings of belonging, engagement and meaning.
    In this episode of Get Reworked, we talk to Soon Yu, author and international speaker, about how introducing good friction in your workplace can inspire employees to do more, give them a greater sense of purpose and inspire them to experiment.
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    "Good friction in the work environment is actually asking more of your employees. And part of what you're asking more of them is to co-create the culture, to have ownership and the ability to influence what happens," said Soon. "And it's not just a top-down situation where the senior leader has a vision and states the values and everybody just follows that, you're actually asking for this idea of feedback, loop engagement and collaboration at all different levels."
    Highlights of the conversation include:
    The difference between good and bad friction. Why asking employees for more effort can build a sense of ownership. Why employees should identify if their workplaces support autonomy, mastery and purpose.  How hybrid workforces can introduce good friction. Why thriving brands introduce good friction to promote loyalty, belonging and more. Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak talk with Soon about boxed cake mixes, the seven virtues of good friction, and why Soon thinks working retail is harder than any white-collar job. Listen in for more.
    Have a suggestion, comment or topic for a future episode? Drop us a line at editors@simplermedia.com.

    • 47 min
    The LEGO Group's Timothy Ahrensbach on Offices Worth Coming To

    The LEGO Group's Timothy Ahrensbach on Offices Worth Coming To

    Mention LEGO and most people will immediately picture building and playing with the company's famous multicolored bricks. But there's another whole level of design that goes into building an office where employees can't wait to come to work.
    In this episode of Get Reworked, we talk to Tim Ahrensbach, head of workplace experience at The LEGO Group, about how the Danish company completely redesigned the corporate office to be a place that is more than just a place to get work done. It's about encouraging play and building the connections that bring people together.
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    "We've done that in a really exciting way that makes our colleagues, when they come into LEGO campus, realize there's a reason why I've gone into the office today," Tim said. "I'm not just doing it out of habit or because there's this policy."
    Highlights of the conversation include:
     
    Lessons learned from the April opening of Lego's new 600,000 square-foot campus. What workplace experience looks like at LEGO. LEGO's outlook on the hybrid workplace. What employers can learn from the hotel and hospitality industry. What makes an office worth coming to.  
    Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak talk with Tim about go-to karaoke songs, what makes co-working spaces good, and Tim's all-time favorite LEGO set. Listen in for more.
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    • 40 min
    APUS's Marie Harper on HR as Change Agent

    APUS's Marie Harper on HR as Change Agent

    Human resources has come a long way since its days as the personnel department. Yet tensions remain between organizations that view HR as a strategic partner and those that still see HR people as paper pushers and party planners.
    In this episode of Get Reworked, we talk to Dr. Marie Harper, Dean, Dr. Wallace E. Boston School of Business, American Public University System. Marie's professional path started in a personnel department, but hasn't stopped evolving since then. She believes HR professionals who don't view themselves as change agents will "be destroyed."
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    "Every time there's a problem, you can't say, we will train people," said Marie. "Rather, you should look at what is going on in the system, do I need to change employees do I need to change policies, procedures, the systems that we use, and that's how you make change in the organization. I truly believe in that, you have to look at the big picture before you try to assist and help individuals."
    Highlights of the conversation include:
    How Human Resources moved beyond administrative work. The risk of burnout among HR professionals and why some organizations still aren't addressing it. Why people should think in terms of personal growth and not careers. What gives Marie hope about the next generation of HR leaders. Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak talk with Marie about important skills for HR professionals, why she hates the word 'career,' how a Philadelphia mayor's election loss spurred her into HR and Mickey Mouse as a potential cure for burnout. Listen in for more.
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    • 46 min

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