31 episodes

Humans Optimized believes in the power of people who are powered by technology. As the future of work becomes today's reality, advances in technology coupled with elevated human skills are required to take advantage of the immense opportunities. Together with my guests, we'll wrestle with problems, explore possibilities, and offer solutions to help move us forward. Let's achieve new results by cultivating human-to-human and human-to-technology collaboration.

Humans Optimized: People + Technology Humans Optimized

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Humans Optimized believes in the power of people who are powered by technology. As the future of work becomes today's reality, advances in technology coupled with elevated human skills are required to take advantage of the immense opportunities. Together with my guests, we'll wrestle with problems, explore possibilities, and offer solutions to help move us forward. Let's achieve new results by cultivating human-to-human and human-to-technology collaboration.

    Creating Generative Culture and Why It's Critical to Technology Environments

    Creating Generative Culture and Why It's Critical to Technology Environments

    Generative culture is the holy grail of any technology-driven company and the noble quest of any CIO – or any leader of people and change. Everyone wants it, but few are able to find it. Generative culture supports smart people — the right smart people — as they solve the right problems. It’s a magnet for talent that helps you recruit and retain those smart people too. It’s the essence of teams that are high-performing and innovative. Done right, it can take you into Netflix territory, defining and dominating an entire sector of the economy. 
    Jeremy Duvall, founder of 7Factor Software, is committed to building a smart, flexible, human-centric team of experienced software architects, engineers, and developers who obsess about quality and will give clients honest, expert advice. 
    Have a great topic to explore? Reach out to Suzanne@humansoptimized.com. 

    • 37 min
    Technology Adoption Through Incremental Change

    Technology Adoption Through Incremental Change

    Transformation is defined as a dramatic and complete change. It’s become part of our corporate speak and it’s meant to signify that giant leaps and monumental progress are necessary to keep pace and gain advantage. And yet, most changes happen through the accumulation of small steps that add up along the way. What if instead of taking on dramatic transformations, we approached technology adoption through incremental change? Dan Moore, co-founder of Vaporware, does just that by helping business founders pivot their business through process automation, technical modernization, and software innovation...one step at a time.
    Reach out to Suzanne York at Humans Optimized to share your insights about the intersection of people and technology. 

    • 29 min
    How to Embrace Your Authentic Online Self Through 5th Dimensionality

    How to Embrace Your Authentic Online Self Through 5th Dimensionality

    Showing up authentically has a whole new meaning in today’s digital world. Before the internet, our physical presence and reputation could reach a fairly limited group – people we knew and perhaps a few we didn’t. Now, our online presence extends so far beyond that to the possibilities of a truly global audience. But how often are we really stopping to think about and take actions to create a deliberate and authentic presence so that our message can be truly understood? Brandi Bernoskie, digital strategist, web developer, and technology expert helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence, enhance their digital experience, and embrace their authentic online selves which she calls their 5th Dimension. She is the founder of Alchemy And Aim. Have a great topic to explore? Reach out to Suzanne@humansoptimized.com. 

    • 22 min
    How Automation Creates a People-Centric Onboarding Experience

    How Automation Creates a People-Centric Onboarding Experience

    A new employee’s first week on the job is critical to their longer-term success with the company and to create a sense of belonging within the culture. Many activities that week involve a myriad of paperwork and administrative tasks that need to be done by both the new hire and the human resources team. What if these tasks could be automated to allow for a truly people-centric onboarding experience? David Secunda, founder and CEO of WorkBright, shares how his company moves traditional employee onboarding to a 100% remote process that workers complete before they arrive so the first week can truly be focused on people. Enjoy the episode and contact Suzanne York at Humans Optimized to learn more about the intersection of people and technology. #humansoptimized #automation #peoplefirst 

    • 31 min
    Adaptability: Navigating a World That's Changing Faster Than Ever Before

    Adaptability: Navigating a World That's Changing Faster Than Ever Before

    2020 (and now 2021...) tested our ability to handle disruption, stress, and uncertainty. Everything about the way we live and work needed to be re-evaluated. Whether we intended to or not, that experience has allowed us to gain valuable skills in many of the areas that were predicted to be keys to success in the future of work. Well, that future is now. Ira Wolfe, founder of Success Performance Solutions and president of Poised for the Future Company joins me today to talk about adaptability, Googlization, and bringing forward the good from 2020. "Everything is in a state of flux, even the status quo." 

    • 49 min
    Empowering the Disempowered: How Technology Can Transform Our Outer & Inner Experiences

    Empowering the Disempowered: How Technology Can Transform Our Outer & Inner Experiences

    Many of us use technology to track our health, movements, workouts & sleep. In some cases, it’s fun and can provide motivation to change our daily habits. In other cases, it creates profound impact that goes well beyond measuring our physical activity to actually empowering the disempowered. Danielle Richards from GripAble joins me in this inspiring conversation about how her personal experience elevating women through sport sparked a passion for embodiment and how it can be amplified by technology. Reach out to Suzanne York at Humans Optimized to share your insights about the intersection of people and technology. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Chi dervish ,

Excellent insights into maximizing our potential

This is an interesting and insightful podcast from the talented Suzanne York. She does an amazing job talking about how to motivate teams to work together and getting others and ourselves to our best potential, even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you for this wonderful podcast!

BEtween9 ,

A Perfect Podcast to Begin our Post-Covid19 Journey

Suzanne is the perfect ‘human’ to guide us in these important conversations during this challenging time. With a gentle and insightful approach, Suzanne passionately provides fresh perspectives for self-analysis, inspires motivation to work through challenges, and offers invaluable actionable ideas for growth.

rlrl159 ,

Perfect for this time (and any time)

A truly refreshing perspective on today’s crisis that left me feeling both uplifted and inspired!

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