E15 : Is workplace culture all that it’s cracked up to be?
Is workplace culture all about the lurks and perks, bean bags and sleeping pods, or does it go deeper than that?
Life Collective’s Michelle Cox talks culture, work-life balance and dogs at work with Edwina Webb, Head of People + Process at Bastion Collective.
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Links to some of the things Edwina touched on:
- Tech companies, champions of creativity and innovation, are setting the benchmark for workplace cultures that attract and retain people.
- How Facebook Keeps Scaling Its Culture - The company Mark Zuckerberg created now has 12,000 employees. But it’s doing its best to keep on acting like a scrappy startup - Fastcompany.com - 24 November 2015
- Here's what it's REALLY like to work at Google, the 'world's most attractive' employer - Business Insider Australia - 7 September
- Edwina sited The Millennial Life Goals study that was referenced by Robert Waldinger Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, where he discusses The Grant Study.
- Watch Robert Waldinger’s TED Talk here
- Millennials are also filling column/screen inches on the topic - here’s the AFR’s take on it recently:
- How do you solve a problem like Millennials in the workforce? - They're often dubbed lazy, entitled and self-interested. So how do Australia's leaders deal with the next generation? - AFR.com - 3 March 2017
- The folk at Merriam-Webster.com, word-watchers of long standing, have examined the ‘lean in’ phrase/phenomenon drawn from Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead written by Sheryl Sandberg and note the work has taken on a broader meaning. Read more here.
- Check out Sheryl Sandberg’s further writings and TED Talks on the topic of leaning in
- Edwina highly recommends Nigel Marsh’s TED Talk about how to make work-life balance work. You might know Nigel from his well-received memoir Fat, Forty, and Fired: One Man's Frank, Funny, and Inspiring Account of Losing His Job and Finding His Life - if you don’t, the title speaks for itself!
- Employees at Bastion Collective can apply to do the Bastion Degree. It's an intense six-month course that teaches you about... you. It has literally transformed and changed lives. To do the course, you need to work for Bastion. Maybe one of these roles could be for you
- Bastion Bridge is the Collective's intern program, giving students and recent graduates an immersive and supportive introduction to the working world.
- Listen to other Life Collective podcasts
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- Why can’t I catch a break?
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