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Better is a new podcast series from Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture. Each episode offers tips, strategy, and advice from executives at Certified companies that make their workplace culture a top priority, because they know it’s ultimately better for their people, better for business, and better for the world. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com

Latest Episodes

Making Every Voice Heard

One way that Workday, the maker of human capital and financial management software, continually innovates is through its employee survey process. Each week, on Feedback Fridays, the company’s more than 10,200 global Workmates receive an email with two questions about their work experience. In this episode, Greg Pryor, Workday’s People & Performance Evangelist, explains how the company aggregates that survey data to help its people managers continue to improve the ways they support their teams.

33 MIN2019 SEP 4
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Making Every Voice Heard

How to Get Diversity Right

Ellen McGirt, a Senior Editor at Fortune who writes the daily RaceAhead column, believes that 2019’s Black History Month was a complete disaster. An expert on Diversity & Inclusion, McGirt says that race is still a misunderstood issue and that diversity continues to be a problematic debate in American politics and business. In this episode, she shares how some companies are winning at D&I and gives examples of those that still have a long way to go. Subscribe to the daily RaceAhead newsletter athttps://cloud.newsletters.fortune.com/fortune/newsletters.

34 MIN2019 AUG 28
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How to Get Diversity Right

One-Size-Fits-All for 100,000 People

With operations in 220 countries, international courier and delivery giant DHL Express is a logistics company that has mastered the art of creating a personal touch for every employee. In this episode, host Christopher Tkaczyk chats with CEO John Pearson and global head of HR Regine Buettner about how the company has created a sense of equality for all employees and how its global network of team members all strive toward the same mission while singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

30 MIN2019 AUG 23
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One-Size-Fits-All for 100,000 People

A People Strategy That Goes Above and Beyond

Kindness, caring, and compassion are the watchwords at tech giant Cisco. Fran Katsoudas, the company’s Chief People Officer, says that in the past year, mental health has been at the forefront of its conversation about workplace culture. “It’s a dialogue that historically has been taboo at all companies,” she says. Recently, CEO Chuck Robbins sent an e-mail inviting employees to share personal stories around mental health issues, resulting in a company-wide meeting that she says has helped every employee feel comfortable to be their whole self at work.

26 MIN2019 AUG 21
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A People Strategy That Goes Above and Beyond

A Roadmap for Innovation

Derek Bang, the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at public accounting, consulting, and technology firm Crowe LLP, asks “Are you comfortable failing or do you feel comfortable challenging the status quo?” A few times a year, the company polls its workforce so that it can empower its team members to innovate with better infrastructure, tools, and processes. As a result, Crowe has been able to greenlight new ideas for improvements and deliver resources to make them a reality.

31 MIN2019 AUG 14
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A Roadmap for Innovation

Advancing the Talent Agenda

In this episode, Kelly Grier, EY’s US Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, says that if you want to drive a powerful business, you must have a powerful talent agenda. At the leading global professional services company, more than 66 percent of its workforce is comprised of Millennials, who she says thrive on the opportunity to innovate. Grier explains that “Innovation By All” is part of the firm’s daily conversation because it must lead by example to help clients as they experience a rapid rate of change in the marketplace.

16 MIN2019 AUG 7
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Advancing the Talent Agenda

A Company That Goes To Extremes

In the hospitality industry, companies often say that taking care of their employees will inevitably result in the best possible customer service for guests. In this episode, Christian Clerc, the President of Worldwide Hotel Operations for the global luxury brand Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, explains how happier employees have resulted in better guest feedback. He also shares an anecdote about how he personally handled an emergency for a high-profile guest with a plot twist that is straight out of the classic Hollywood screwball comedy “What’s Up, Doc?”

38 MIN2019 JUL 31
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A Company That Goes To Extremes

Why Innovation Demands Diversity & Inclusion

Frans Johansson, founder of The Medici Group and best-selling author of “The Medici Effect,” believes that many business leaders may say innovation is more critical than ever, but they still haven’t fully delivered on it. In this episode, Johansson says the only way companies can truly realize transformation is by focusing on creating diverse teams and having inclusive policies. He also shares how he helps companies re-orient their entire executive team in a matter of hours so they’re better prepared to face the challenge of making D&I the core of the business.

30 MIN2019 JUL 15
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Why Innovation Demands Diversity & Inclusion

Colleagues Who Feel Like Family

Gale King, the Chief Administrative Officer at Nationwide, has been with the insurer for more than 35 years and says the reason she has stayed is because her coworkers feel like family. Learn about Nationwide’s culture of caring and how every one of its more than 30,000 associates is made to feel that they matter and make a difference. King also discusses the empowerment she received from her mentors to become one of the highest ranking African-American women in the industry and how Nationwide’s top leaders inspire new team members to stay for life

22 MIN2019 JUL 10
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Colleagues Who Feel Like Family

The DNA of Innovative Culture

Nancy Vitale, the CHRO at Genentech, explains how the company’s culture starts with its patients. A leading company in biotech and pharma, Genentech has created a winning workplace by having a clarity of mission, which is to deliver life-saving drugs to millions of people around the world. Vitale shares what has kept the company among the best workplaces in the U.S. since it was founded in 1976 and how it continues to be one of the most innovative employers in the biotech industry.

-1 s2019 JUN 19
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The DNA of Innovative Culture

Latest Episodes

Making Every Voice Heard

One way that Workday, the maker of human capital and financial management software, continually innovates is through its employee survey process. Each week, on Feedback Fridays, the company’s more than 10,200 global Workmates receive an email with two questions about their work experience. In this episode, Greg Pryor, Workday’s People & Performance Evangelist, explains how the company aggregates that survey data to help its people managers continue to improve the ways they support their teams.

33 MIN2019 SEP 4
Comments
Making Every Voice Heard

How to Get Diversity Right

Ellen McGirt, a Senior Editor at Fortune who writes the daily RaceAhead column, believes that 2019’s Black History Month was a complete disaster. An expert on Diversity & Inclusion, McGirt says that race is still a misunderstood issue and that diversity continues to be a problematic debate in American politics and business. In this episode, she shares how some companies are winning at D&I and gives examples of those that still have a long way to go. Subscribe to the daily RaceAhead newsletter athttps://cloud.newsletters.fortune.com/fortune/newsletters.

34 MIN2019 AUG 28
Comments
How to Get Diversity Right

One-Size-Fits-All for 100,000 People

With operations in 220 countries, international courier and delivery giant DHL Express is a logistics company that has mastered the art of creating a personal touch for every employee. In this episode, host Christopher Tkaczyk chats with CEO John Pearson and global head of HR Regine Buettner about how the company has created a sense of equality for all employees and how its global network of team members all strive toward the same mission while singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

30 MIN2019 AUG 23
Comments
One-Size-Fits-All for 100,000 People

A People Strategy That Goes Above and Beyond

Kindness, caring, and compassion are the watchwords at tech giant Cisco. Fran Katsoudas, the company’s Chief People Officer, says that in the past year, mental health has been at the forefront of its conversation about workplace culture. “It’s a dialogue that historically has been taboo at all companies,” she says. Recently, CEO Chuck Robbins sent an e-mail inviting employees to share personal stories around mental health issues, resulting in a company-wide meeting that she says has helped every employee feel comfortable to be their whole self at work.

26 MIN2019 AUG 21
Comments
A People Strategy That Goes Above and Beyond

A Roadmap for Innovation

Derek Bang, the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at public accounting, consulting, and technology firm Crowe LLP, asks “Are you comfortable failing or do you feel comfortable challenging the status quo?” A few times a year, the company polls its workforce so that it can empower its team members to innovate with better infrastructure, tools, and processes. As a result, Crowe has been able to greenlight new ideas for improvements and deliver resources to make them a reality.

31 MIN2019 AUG 14
Comments
A Roadmap for Innovation

Advancing the Talent Agenda

In this episode, Kelly Grier, EY’s US Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, says that if you want to drive a powerful business, you must have a powerful talent agenda. At the leading global professional services company, more than 66 percent of its workforce is comprised of Millennials, who she says thrive on the opportunity to innovate. Grier explains that “Innovation By All” is part of the firm’s daily conversation because it must lead by example to help clients as they experience a rapid rate of change in the marketplace.

16 MIN2019 AUG 7
Comments
Advancing the Talent Agenda

A Company That Goes To Extremes

In the hospitality industry, companies often say that taking care of their employees will inevitably result in the best possible customer service for guests. In this episode, Christian Clerc, the President of Worldwide Hotel Operations for the global luxury brand Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, explains how happier employees have resulted in better guest feedback. He also shares an anecdote about how he personally handled an emergency for a high-profile guest with a plot twist that is straight out of the classic Hollywood screwball comedy “What’s Up, Doc?”

38 MIN2019 JUL 31
Comments
A Company That Goes To Extremes

Why Innovation Demands Diversity & Inclusion

Frans Johansson, founder of The Medici Group and best-selling author of “The Medici Effect,” believes that many business leaders may say innovation is more critical than ever, but they still haven’t fully delivered on it. In this episode, Johansson says the only way companies can truly realize transformation is by focusing on creating diverse teams and having inclusive policies. He also shares how he helps companies re-orient their entire executive team in a matter of hours so they’re better prepared to face the challenge of making D&I the core of the business.

30 MIN2019 JUL 15
Comments
Why Innovation Demands Diversity & Inclusion

Colleagues Who Feel Like Family

Gale King, the Chief Administrative Officer at Nationwide, has been with the insurer for more than 35 years and says the reason she has stayed is because her coworkers feel like family. Learn about Nationwide’s culture of caring and how every one of its more than 30,000 associates is made to feel that they matter and make a difference. King also discusses the empowerment she received from her mentors to become one of the highest ranking African-American women in the industry and how Nationwide’s top leaders inspire new team members to stay for life

22 MIN2019 JUL 10
Comments
Colleagues Who Feel Like Family

The DNA of Innovative Culture

Nancy Vitale, the CHRO at Genentech, explains how the company’s culture starts with its patients. A leading company in biotech and pharma, Genentech has created a winning workplace by having a clarity of mission, which is to deliver life-saving drugs to millions of people around the world. Vitale shares what has kept the company among the best workplaces in the U.S. since it was founded in 1976 and how it continues to be one of the most innovative employers in the biotech industry.

-1 s2019 JUN 19
Comments
The DNA of Innovative Culture
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