Relationships at Work - the Employee Experience and Workplace Culture Podcast focuses on creating and fostering a healthy work environment. Host Russel Lolacher will discuss the topics that matter with experts in this area to help with the success of your organization, regardless of industry, giving you the information, education, strategies and tips to better connect with all levels of your organization. From vision and mission to communication to feedback to onboarding, there are so many aspects to building great relationships at work. This is a great place to start.
Ep05 - Internal Podcasts at Work with Vernon Ross
In episode five, host Russel Lolacher sits down with a professor and consultant on podcasting Vernon Ross on using internal podcasts for your organization to help with employee engagement.
Vernon shares his experience with...
The difference between private and internal podcasts.What are the most important things to consider before starting a podcast.How an internal podcast can benefit the employee experience (spoiler - onboarding and knowledge transfer).How to market your podcast internally.What organizations shouldn't consider an internal podcast.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.
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Ep04 - More than Maslow's Need Hierarchy at Work
Host Russel Lolacher revisits Maslow's Need Hierarchy. You remember that one, right? Well it actually gets a lot more interesting. One of the inspirations for Maslow's theory was in the time he spent with the Blackfoot First Nations for six weeks, and writer Teju Ravilochan has done an amazing job summarizing that research. In his article The Blackfoot Origins of Maslow's Need Hierarchy, I found another side to understanding needs and how it could apply to our relationship at work.
From this review, he'll highlight:
the difference in deficiency needs and growth need in the workplacehow the Blackfoot version of the hierarchy expands Maslow's theory and is as important if not more so.ways in the two hierarchies can relate to relationships at work with employees and culture.ways in which you can understand the needs of your organization so you can do something about it.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.
Ep01 - Plain Language at Work with Leslie O'Flahavan
For our first episode, host Russel Lolacher speaks with plain language advocate Leslie O'Flahavan on the importance of simplifying how we communicate.
A member of the Center for Plain Language, Leslie shares her insights into...
what plain language is and is notwhy it is importanthow a lack of plain language can impact disengagementdanger of buzzwordstactics you can use right now to communicate plainly.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.
Ep03 - Addressing Negativity at Work with Kate Nasser
For this episode, host Russel Lolacher speaks with The People-Skills Coach Kate Nasser on the impacts of negativity at work and the importance of addressing it.
The author of the book Leading Morale: The People Skills to Stop Negativity and Ignite Contributions shares her expertise on:
defining negativitytypes of negativityhow negativity can show up at workthe impact negativity has on a culture and individuallyhow to address negativityhow to self-identify and address negativity in ourselvesIf you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.
Ep02 - Ignoring Feedback at Work
Host Russel Lolacher digs into a 2021 study by Explorance and Wakefield Research to probe employees attitudes on workplace surveys in their hope to uncover the causes of employee satisfaction or dissatisfaction at work, and it's possible linkage to employees leaving.
In the study, he'll highlight:
communication of results with executive and employeesemployee attitudes towards internal surveysways in which badly conducted surveys can impact employee engagementways organizations can treat surveys properly.If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe and share with others.
Introduction to Relationships at Work
Welcome to Relationships at Work - the Employee Experience and Workplace Culture Podcast. In this introduction episode, host Russel Lolacher shares what you can expect from listening to the show and why he's focusing on the employee experience.
This podcast will invite experts to talk on specific topics that are part of the work environment and what we encounter daily. From addressing negativity to improving communication, starting internal surveys to providing feedback, understanding purpose to fixing the broken cycle of useless meetings.
Who’s the podcast for? It’s for those who want to improve where they work by controlling what they can control - themselves and their interactions. Those who want to improve themselves, think differently, bring new ideas to work or proven ideas that need to be reinforced.
If you lead others in your organization (or want to), this podcast is for you.
Perfect Podcast for Employee Engagement
The focus on employee engagement is more important than ever at this moment and this podcast touches on every aspect of employee engagement, improving the employee experience and communicating in a much more thoughtful way from a leadership perspective that will definitely help to enhance your company culture.
A must add to your podcast playlist!