11 episodes

Work Together

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Work Together

    WorkTogether Bonus Episode – Remotely Interested

    WorkTogether Bonus Episode – Remotely Interested

    In this bonus episode of the SocialOptic WorkTogether Podcast, Chris Trim discusses some highlights and learning from our recent research project “Remotely Interested”. Pulling in some quotes from the launch webinar of the research report, we unearth some interesting, and sometimes surprising, findings. 







    The Remotely Interested research project investigates how organisations communicate with “deskless” or “frontline” workers. With the aim of better understanding how organisations engage with this hard-to-reach group, and what we can do to improve communications. 















     















    Show notes 







    Producer and Host: Chris Trim 







    Show guest: Benjamin Ellis 















    Links and resources 







    SocialOptic 







    SurveyOptic 







    Remotely interested 2023 







    Redefining Communications 

    • 15 min
    WorkTogether Episode X – Series 1 Rewind – Joining the Leadership Dots

    WorkTogether Episode X – Series 1 Rewind – Joining the Leadership Dots

    In Episode X of the SocialOptic WorkTogether Podcast, Chris Trim joins Benjamin Ellis to discuss Series 1 of the podcast, remembering the guests we’ve had and the things we’ve learnt from them.  







    Chris is part of the team at SocialOptic, usually found behind the scenes of the podcast and managing customer operations. Chris and Benjamin explore the themes running through the series, addressing big questions like “how should we understand organisations?” and “what do we get from a good company culture?”.  We touch on every episode and theme, so hold on to your headphones!















     







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    Show notes 







    Host: Benjamin Ellis 







    Show guest: Chris Trim 







    Producer: Chris Trim 







    Links and resources 







    The WorkTogether podcast index







    SocialOptic and SurveyOptic 

    • 31 min
    WorkTogether Episode 9 – Thrivable Organisations

    WorkTogether Episode 9 – Thrivable Organisations

    In episode 9 of the SocialOptic WorkTogether Podcast, Jean M. Russell joins Benjamin Ellis to discuss the topic of Thrivable Organisations.    







    Jean is an artist, author, social technologist and innovator. She has been passionate about co-creating a more thrivable world since 2007, Co-founding Thrivable LLC. Jean unpacks the concept of Thrivability: what it means, what lead her to it and how it compares to “sustainable” and “resilient” approaches, also discussing the exciting opportunities that thrivability offers and how it can transform organisations and impact wider society. 















     







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    Host: Benjamin Ellis 







    Show guest: Jean M. Russell 







    Producer: Chris Trim 







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    https://thrivable.net/

    • 51 min
    WorkTogether Episode 8 – Wellbeing in the workplace

    WorkTogether Episode 8 – Wellbeing in the workplace

    In Episode 8 of the SocialOptic WorkTogether Podcast, Zelda Franklin-Hills joins Benjamin Ellis to discuss wellbeing in the workplace.  







    Zelda is the Director of Organisational Development and Human Resources at Fife College. In this episode, she shares her experiences and thoughts around wellbeing in the workplace, exploring questions like 'How do we define wellbeing?' and 'What are the boundaries?'. Zelda’s experience of wellbeing strategy, developed in the crucible of responding to the effects of Covid, offers clear guidance on how organisations can tackle wellbeing to achieve objectives in a measurable way. SocialOptic have worked with Fife College for a number of years, using SurveyOptic to gather and understand employee experience across the organisation.















     















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    Host: Benjamin Ellis







    Show guest: Zelda Franklin-Hills







    Producer: Chris Trim

    • 45 min
    WorkTogether Episode 7 – Hidden Networks and Invisible Systems

    WorkTogether Episode 7 – Hidden Networks and Invisible Systems

    In Episode 7 of the SocialOptic WorkTogether Podcast, Anne Marie Rattray joins Benjamin Ellis to discuss hidden networks and invisible systems.    







    Anne Marie is an expert in organisational systems, networks, development and continual learning. Passionate about academia and industry, her PhD title was “A Systems Approach to Empowerment in UK Manufacturing Enterprises”. With extensive experience in organisations, Anne Marie brings a refreshing perspective to the topic which is both authoritative and forthright. 







    Anne-Marie discusses the concept of organisations as simultaneous, dynamic, and interconnected systems. Philosophies like lean and the viable systems model, and how knowledge works in organisations. 







































    Transcript















    Show notes 







    Host: Benjamin Ellis 







    Show guest: Anne Marie Rattray 







    Producer: Chris Trim 







    Links and resources 







    Alex Pentland’s Social Physics  







    Lowell L. Bryan, Eric Matson, and Leigh M. Weiss. 2007. Harnessing the Power of Informal Employee Networks  







    Anne Marie Rattray. Facilitating The Space In Between 

    • 50 min
    WorkTogether Episode 6 – Culture, strategy and change

    WorkTogether Episode 6 – Culture, strategy and change

    In episode 6 of the SocialOptic WorkTogether Podcast, Alison Minns joins Benjamin Ellis to discuss organisational culture, strategy and change.  







    Alison has worked as a culture specialist for over 10 years, most recently holding the position of global lead for culture at HSBC. Her experience also covers culture across a variety of sectors and industries as well as time spent focusing on strategy in large organisations. Alison discusses the role of culture in business - who owns it, the role leaders have in shaping it, and the challenges of measuring and transforming culture. She also shares her insights on the future of culture in the workplace.















    Show notes







    Host: Benjamin Ellis







    Show guest: Alison Minns







    Producer: Chris Trim

    • 1 hr 1 min

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