58 episodes

Humanity Working is a podcast focused on employee development for the future of work. In each episode, we engage with authors, business leaders, and top-tier academics to understand how workplaces can adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This podcast aims to provide employers with actionable strategies to build a resilient, adaptable, and future-proof workforce. Join us as we navigate the changing landscape of work, exploring topics such as workforce transformation, leadership development, employee adaptability, and resilience. Discover the steps you can take to foster a humane, productive workplace that is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Humanity Working is a podcast focused on employee development for the future of work. In each episode, we engage with authors, business leaders, and top-tier academics to understand how workplaces can adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This podcast aims to provide employers with actionable strategies to build a resilient, adaptable, and future-proof workforce. Join us as we navigate the changing landscape of work, exploring topics such as workforce transformation, leadership development, employee adaptability, and resilience. Discover the steps you can take to foster a humane, productive workplace that is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

    The Leadership Revolution

    The Leadership Revolution

    Lori Mazan is a the co-founder, president, and chief coaching officer of Sounding Board, Inc., which offers a tech-driven, human-centric approach to leadership development to customers including Chevron, Sprint, and Citibank.

    In her new book Leadership Revolution: The Future of Developing Dynamic Leaders - Mazan describes how to develop capabilities in leaders that produce immediate, positive business results. 

    In this episode, Paul an Lori discuss the major findings from her book, and look at how leadership is evolving as work environments transform.
    Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work.

    BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees.

    You can learn more about them on LinkedIn or by visiting billionminds.com.

    • 47 min
    What Do People Really Want?

    What Do People Really Want?

    Sharekh Shaikh is the Founder of CleverX, a platform that powers market research teams by providing them with access to the tools and the hardest-to-reach commercial audiences. 

    Sharekh previously worked with Gartner, to create secure collaboration environments for tech leaders.

    In this edition, Paul and Sharekh discuss the benefits and challenges of researching sentiment in business customers, and take a detailed look at how the same techniques can be used to understand sentiments inside organizations.
    Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work.

    BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees.

    You can learn more about them on LinkedIn or by visiting billionminds.com.

    • 42 min
    Lessons from an AI Startup

    Lessons from an AI Startup

    Zach Rattner is the CTO and Co-Founder of Yembo.ai, and author of the new book, Grow Up Fast: Lessons from an AI Startup. In this podcast Zach and Paul discuss how AI is way more than just ChatGPT - what it’s good (and not good at), how it’s being used in specialist settings, and what that means for employees looking to thrive in a world increasingly dominated by AI.
     
    Resources mentioned in this podcast:
    Yembo.ai is the global leader in AI-based virtual home surveys - https://yembo.ai

    Details of Zach’s book - Grow Up Fast: Lessons from an AI Startup can be found here: https://growupfastbook.com/
    Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work.

    BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees.

    You can learn more about them on LinkedIn or by visiting billionminds.com.

    • 44 min
    The Whole Human at Work

    The Whole Human at Work

    Dr. Laura Hamill is an organizational psychologist and business leader, focusing on the intersection of science and HR. Laura is an expert on creating great places to work. Her research is centered around employee well-being, employee engagement, and organizational culture.
    Laura is the owner of Paris Phoenix Group, a consulting firm specializing in driving impactful research and outcomes. In her consulting business, Laura has had the opportunity to work with numerous organizations to assess and transform their cultures.
    Laura was also a co-founder of Limeade, an employee experience software company, where she held the dual roles of Chief People Officer and Chief Science Officer.
    Before Limeade, Laura worked at Microsoft as the Director of People Research. She is a sought-after thought leader and speaker – having keynoted at major tech and HR conferences and featured in Fast Company, Forbes, HR Executive, Inc., NPR, SELF, US News & World Report, and other top HR publications. Laura is also a host on the Happy at Work podcast, where she interviews organizational leaders, Human Resources professionals, and positive psychology researchers to create more positive workplaces. Laura also is writing a book with The Economist about organizational culture to be published later this year. 
    Laura earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial/organizational psychology from Old Dominion University and a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She lives in Woodinville, Washington, with her husband, two children, and golden retriever. 
    Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work.

    BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees.

    You can learn more about them on LinkedIn or by visiting billionminds.com.

    • 46 min
    Workforce Readiness for the Future of Work

    Workforce Readiness for the Future of Work

    Paul is joined by his BillionMinds co-founder Ryan Tubbs to explore the dynamic world of employee development.

    Drawing from Ryan's recent in-depth research, they discuss the pivotal role employers have in fostering soft skills like adaptability and resilience within their organizations. 

    Included in this episode: 
    How we can learn from fields like engineering to measurably improve soft skilllsHow employee needs vary as workers advance through their careersHow certification can act as a major motivator Why small and medium size businesses need to focus on this more. This conversation should be particularly useful for HR leaders, learning and development executives, and CEOs of smaller organizations, as it offers practical strategies for preparing companies for the future of work.

    This podcast is brought to you by BillionMinds - a company that prepares workforces for the future of work. Learn more at billionminds.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.
    Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work.

    BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees.

    You can learn more about them on LinkedIn or by visiting billionminds.com.

    • 45 min
    Building Organizations Where Everyone Thrives

    Building Organizations Where Everyone Thrives

    Minal Bopaiah is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and equity strategist. She founded Brevity & Wit, a strategy and design firm that helps organizations achieve the change they want to see in the world.

    Her first book, Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives (Berrett-Koehler, 2021), was described as “a succinct jewel” by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams and was awarded the 2022 Terry McAdam Book Award for the book most likely to change the way nonprofit professionals work.

    Minal has delivered memorable talks at numerous conferences and companies, including Salesforce, NPR, and SXSW. Her thought leadership has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and TheHill.com.

    Today she joins Paul to discuss the key findings from her book, and explain why this work is so important to her personally.

    Key Resources: Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives - https://theequitybook.com/
    The Complexity of Equity in Remote Work - https://brevityandwit.com/resources/blog/the-complexity-of-equity-in-remote-work/
    Humanity Working is brought to you by BillionMinds - the company that makes employees ready for the Future of Work.

    BillionMinds helps companies be ready for the future of work by developing adaptable, resilient employees.

    You can learn more about them on LinkedIn or by visiting billionminds.com.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Olivia Butkin ,

Changing the way I think about work

Before listening to Way Too Busy, I had never thought much about the way I work, the modern workplace, or what it means to be productive. The hosts of WTB discuss topics that are SO RELEVANT to any one with a job or busy lifestyle. Every episode I learn something valuable that I can use it my everyday life. Hands down one of the greatest podcasts.

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