Last week’s Borderless Executive Live revealed how forward-thinking business leaders are making people’s lives better and more productive by incorporating the design of human-centric workplaces into their corporate strategies.
Sudhir Saseedharan, Tetra Pak’s Director of Workplace Experience & Future Working and Brett Hautop, LinkedIn’s Vice President of Workplace Experience are leading the way for two of the world’s leading corporations and creating phenomenal places where people choose to work. Watch or listen to the conversation with Andrew Kris, on Borderless Executive Live.
Most of us think we have to make a difficult, binary choice between being a good person or being a tough, effective leader. This is a false dichotomy. In truth, doing hard things is often the most human thing to do. There are two key ingredients — wisdom and compassion — and it takes learning and practice to lead with both, as well as some unlearning of conventional management habits.
A lack of transparency has been a workplace problem for years. Not only are workers happier in transparent workplaces, but they may also be more likely to stay in their jobs; research shows when communication is poor, many workers are more likely to consider leaving their positions.
“Toxic” has become an increasingly popular term to describe anything that could be psychologically unhealthy for us or encourage negative patterns. Unfortunately, this word is particularly applicable to the workplace. If business owners and managers aren’t careful, the organization and work culture they worked hard to build could spiral into the kinds of conditions that make their employees dread turning up to work every day.