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The future of work is HERE! We envision a world in which companies exist to better employee experience, not just customer experience because we believe that human-centered workplaces create stronger communities and societies. When you adopt the social responsibility of creating employees that go home happy and create impact in their communities, better outcomes are created — at every level. Social Responsibility at Work is a movement of experts and change makers who are actively creating solutions for this vision, and their message can become a framework for your impact too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanlypossible/support

Social Responsibility at Work Angela R. Howard

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

The future of work is HERE! We envision a world in which companies exist to better employee experience, not just customer experience because we believe that human-centered workplaces create stronger communities and societies. When you adopt the social responsibility of creating employees that go home happy and create impact in their communities, better outcomes are created — at every level. Social Responsibility at Work is a movement of experts and change makers who are actively creating solutions for this vision, and their message can become a framework for your impact too. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanlypossible/support

    Creating a Culture of Wellbeing with Matthew Jackson

    Creating a Culture of Wellbeing with Matthew Jackson

    How do you measure wellbeing at work? Is it the number of company retreats each year? The number of positive comments among coworkers? Is it how well employees can memorize the company values?

    Being someone who works daily in the culture space, a lot of people reach out to me with “symptoms,” but there is a huge gap between the responsibility of direct leaders and the implementation of company culture. We need to look at our day to day behaviors and make sure they match the values that we proclaim to hold at the organization. Wellbeing is the byproduct of a leaders’ behaviors at work.

    My guest today is Matthew Jackson, a subject matter expert in the global HR & benefits SaaS space. Matt is passionate about mental health in the workplace with a proven success record at building high performing teams. Matthew believes in better, empathetic leaders, who are bringing the wellness epidemic to the forefront of productivity management and creating healthy programs for companies to take care of their people.

    Wellness programs are not an add-on. They are about fixing fundamental business practices to include human experience at work.

    Thanks for listening and be sure to catch new episodes every Wednesday morning.

    Connect with Matthew:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattjacksonhcm/

    Unmind:

    https://unmind.com/


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    • 39 min
    Harnessing the Power of Underrepresented Leaders with Jenny Vazquez-Newsum, Ed.D

    Harnessing the Power of Underrepresented Leaders with Jenny Vazquez-Newsum, Ed.D

    Underrepresented leaders have a vast array of talents and skills that they bring to the table, but traditional leadership rhetoric has kept these critical contributions to a minimum.

    This is why today’s guest launched Untapped Leaders to create a space for those contributions to be named, validated, and amplified.

    Jenny Vazquez-Newsum, Ed.D. is a leadership facilitator and writer with a long-time interest in leadership stemming all the way back to being a 5th grade elementary school elected official. As a biracial Black/Latinx woman, her leadership journey has been bumpy, invigorating. challenging, and a life's work.

    From established executives at large corporations to early career professionals beginning their leadership journeys, unlocking these untapped capacities is necessary to move underrepresented leadership to the forefront of modern leadership. 

    Connect with Jenny

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jvazqueznewsum/

    Learn more about Untapped Leaders

    https://www.untappedleaders.com/about 


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    • 35 min
    The Gathering Effect with Lindsey Caplan

    The Gathering Effect with Lindsey Caplan

    Lindsey Caplan is a screenwriter turned organizational psychologist who helps HR and business leaders script their change efforts for the effect they want…

    …so you better believe we leaned right into the screenwriting narrative to provide a framework for people-first leaders who want to design better employee experiences.

    Her work is focused on “the gathering effect,” which is a communication skill to match the message with the moment to create an effect. We often rely on gatherings (virtual and in-person) to spark movement for some of the most important and high-stakes moments in an employee’s journey when it’s most crucial to make change stick.

    “Oftentimes, the gatherings that I see are very ‘push’ and one size fits all. They are very passive and made for anyone, and what I help people do is make them more ‘pull’ and personalized. I make them specifically about the people in the room."

    It’s no secret that the long-term effect of effective communication is productivity, but it’s the implementation that takes practice and effort and we are grateful for Lindsey’s work to help organizations achieve the gathering effect.

    Connect with Lindsey:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseycaplan/

    Learn more at:

    https://www.gatheringeffect.com/


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    • 23 min
    Transformative Leadership with Paul Bellows

    Transformative Leadership with Paul Bellows

    Being a leader is a tough job…and often comes with little support or training.

    Managers play essential roles in designing and instigating a better employee experience because they are on the front line interacting with employees daily. If we want our EXD initiatives to break through, we must create better support for our front line managers.

    That’s why I love this conversation with Paul, my guest on today’s podcast all the way from Canada, who has spent decades focusing on transformation and systems thinking. When asked about how to transform the leadership function, he digs right in with what has worked in the past and what the future of leadership training holds.

    We also jump into a discussion about government and how (when it is functioning properly) it is supposed to help remove bigger barriers so employees can get their work done.

    I appreciated his take on the often false perception of “loud leaders” getting work done forcibly vs. the quiet power of thoughtful, intentional leaders. Being a performative introvert, I can relate fully!

    Be sure to connect with Paul on his timely insights.

    Connect with Paul:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulbellows/


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    • 44 min
    UNMUTED leadership with Heather Hansen

    UNMUTED leadership with Heather Hansen

    I’m so honored to have Heather Hansen on the podcast today all the way from Singapore, we joked that she has end of day hair and I have early morning hair 💇‍♀️

    In this episode we discuss how the UNMUTED leader can show up, speak up, and inspire action. Heather boldly states, “when we are conscious, confident, and connected we can truly be unmuted and build a psychologically safe environment to bring out the best in our people. This will allow us to communicate more successfully in a distributed, global workforce.”

    Heather focuses on fostering unmuted communication cultures where every voice is heard, resulting in greater inclusion, innovation and efficiency across remote and global teams. She is an outspoken advocate for global voices and her views on global communication have been featured in NPR, ABC, Quartz, and multiple print and radio outlets.

    Having just delivered a keynote address at the WELCOA Summit in Chicago, I found these themes to resonate with the current challenges leaders are facing to bolster a healthy and productive workforce.

    I had a great time chatting with Heather and hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.

    Connect with Heather:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hansenheather/

    Heather’s Book: 

    https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B097CTH6F4&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_STY7AF5C04P53Y63222Z


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    • 39 min
    Regenerative Business Practices with Monique Allen

    Regenerative Business Practices with Monique Allen

    Monique spent the first three decades of her life being a gardener of plants 🪴 and now she’s a gardener of people 👩

    In this episode we entertain ourselves by comparing horticulture to business culture and how leaders can better tend their “work garden.”

    Referring to regenerative business practices, Monique says, “When you do regenerative work, you leverage all the resources available to you to create a clear process and journey for employees to be the true purveyors of culture”

    Monique Allen is a Regenerative Business Coach & Founder of The Garden Continuum, Inc. We dive deep into concepts like non-confrontational confrontation, where managers can approach another human being without putting them on the defensive in order to de-stigmatize separation.

    Just like a garden, a business relationship with employees should be symbiotic, full or rich interactions and partnerships for growth 🌱



    Connect with Monique:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/moniquetgc/

    The Garden Continuum:

    https://www.thegardencontinuum.com/


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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

Jimproviser ,

Goes At Issues Head-On

I really appreciate how Angela is taking on our biggest issues head-on. Work is the arena in which we spend most of our energy and time. It is also where we are more likely to encounter greater diversity than in the more curated corners of our lives. The power of workplace settings to help us really understand what being socially responsible means is immense. Angela is asking us to look deeply at that so we can all be a bit more free and a lot more connected.

SammiLin59 ,

Humanity in the workplace starts with vulnerability!

Angela has started the much needed conversation to bring humanity into the work place, and it starts with vulnerability which is beautifully captured in the conversations she has with her guests. I love that she asks each of her guests “what makes you human.” It’s relatable and authentic, and it what is needed to shift the workplace environment to one that encourages growth and celebrates achievement. Likewise, Angela does not hold back on her own vulnerability when she gets asked the same question. Truly well done!!!

AZel80 ,

Love the unique perspectives

Angela does a fantastic job bringing in really interesting perspectives and focusing on a diverse range of topics. You don’t want to miss this podcast!