It’s DO-BE Time is for entrepreneurs who believe that their business exists to support them in achieving a personal vision. Tony Carnesi (DOing) and Brian Gorman (BEing) and their guests address the challenges that business owners face and what is required to move through them successfully.
049: Everybody Matters
In the third part of our Blabbit interview, Tony and Brian discusses with hosts Paul Geiger and Glen Ingram the importance of recognizing that every employee matters as you define your New Normal 2.0. We also look at the contributions that a hybrid and/or 4-day work week makes to the environment, the economy, and personal health.
048: Define Your New Normal 2.0
With the “great resignation” underway, some industries are leading the way while others cling to failing paradigms. Your New Normal 2.0 has to be tailored to your customers, your employees, and your business. In part two of our Blabbit conversation, Tony and Brian discuss with hosts Paul Geiger and Glen Ingram how business owners can successfully define their New Normal 2.0. Acting now is critical to keeping your best employees and giving you the ability to hire the best employees from anywhere.
047: The Great Resignation, New Normal 2.0, and the 4-Day Work Week
On August 20, Tony and Brian sat down with Blabbit hosts Paul Geiger and Glen Ingram to discuss the Great Resignation, New Normal 2.0, and the 4-Day Work Week. In this, the first part of that conversation, we discuss our own evolution of our 4-day work week belief and approach. We also lay the foundation for exploring the alignment between the great resignation, the new normal 2.0 that is beginning to emerge, and the 4-day work week.
046: Addressing “The Great Resignation”
In this episode of it’s DO-BE time, Tony and Brian continue their exploration of the disconnect between business owners and leaders and their workforce. Taking the right steps now can be a competitive advantage in both retaining your best employees and attracting the best from your competitors. Taking the wrong approach can result in undermining all that you have worked so hard to build. Listen as we discuss what you need to be doing, and who you need to be being, to successfully address the Great Resignation.
045: The Economics of the 4-Day Work Week – Replay
Although the voices of many corporate leaders continue to proclaim the importance of everyone returning to the office, the data doesn't support that conclusion. While they may not like having empty offices or not having management eyes on workers for 8 hours a day or more, "in the office" is not what drives performance. As one recent guest said, "just because people are at their desks it doesn't mean they are working." While the outbreak of Covid-19 certainly caused a disruption in productivity in the short-term, that turned around long-ago for most businesses. Some even created their own version of a 4-day work week, and found that their productivity held steady or increased. In this replay on the economics of the 4-day work week, Tony and Brian present some of the data supporting the economic benefits of the 4-day work week.
044: Coming “Back to Work” is Not the Answer
If you are expecting your employees to come back to the office or workplace, the commute, the hours, the stress, take a minute to stop and think about it. In large numbers, that is not what the workforce wants. In this episode, Tony and Brian begin by looking at the 2016 findings of Gallup when they researched what Millennials want from work. As Millennial turnover has long demonstrated, it isn’t what the traditional workplace was providing. As we emerge from the pandemic, many Gen-X and Boomers are raising their voices, along with the Millennials, and are saying “no” to coming back. If you want to retain your best employees, now is the time to act. Listen to the voices of your workforce and co-create with them your version of a 4-Day Work Week tailored to serve your clients and customers, your employees, your business, and you.
Tony and Brian make a great team!
So glad I found this podcast early on so I can catch up quickly and not miss a beat. The guests are interesting and bring unique perspectives to business discussions, and the hosts questions are terrific. Learning a lot and looking forward to more!