Fix Your Work

For 2020, a brand new season of Eat Sleep Work Repeat is focussing on the specific actions that any of us can take to fix our work culture.

Each week you can find further reading notes, downloadable PDFs and exercises to do with your team.

1 – What is work culture? What’s the difference between company culture and team culture? Looking at company culture, what can any of us do to change it?

2 – Inside Microsoft’s cultural rebirth: when the biggest company in the world slipped from its throne how did a new CEO try to rescue it using culture. What did Satya Nadella do? How did it succeed, how did it fail? What can any of us do to change our company culture?

This episode draws on the outstanding paper by Herminia Ibarra, Aneeta Rattan and Anna Johnston from London Business School.

3 – Team culture part 1: what is the science of ‘social’? How does it apply to our jobs?

4 – Team culture part 2: lessons from neuroscience and psychology. We meet the man who created workplace choirs to fix the culture of broken firms.

5 – Culture disrupted: working at WeWorks, co-working and new ways of working. We go inside the story of WeWork’s collapse and inside WeWork offices. Is this the future?

6 – Diversity, thinking and culture – we talk with Matthew Syed about how the team we’re in affects the decisions that we make

7 – New ways of working – the 4-day week and working in later life. We hear from Chip Conley, the ‘modern elder’ at Airbnb, Alex Soojung Kim Pang and more.

8 – Inside the culture wars – in light of the Google walkout and culture issues at the likes of Away and Uber, we ask ‘is culture sometimes a hoax?’. We hear from the woman who stood up to Sheryl Sandberg, and got fired for her trouble.

9 – Resilience as the secret sauce – how can any of us build workplace cultures that are bulletproof and built to survive?

10 – Bringing solutions to your work – Bruce talks to Dan Cable from London Business School. How can any of us shape the culture of our company, office and team?

 

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About Me

I’m Bruce Daisley. I’ve spent my career working in media and technology companies like Twitter, YouTube, Google and Emap. Along the way I’ve become obsessed with making our jobs better, and how often we get it wrong. Eat Sleep Work Repeat is my attempts to escape the bad opinions that leaders bring to work culture – and to replace them with evidence and facts.

(There’s a book of the same title available in the US, it’s called The Joy of Work in the UK).

If you’ve found any of this to be useful or interesting, please do get in touch.