Podcast 208 - Workplace culture in the age of Covid

As it becomes increasingly apparent that we'll be living with coronavirus for some time, organizations have started to think about what that means for workplace culture.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 18 August 2020
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Podcast 208 - Workplace culture in the age of Covid

Is it possible to hold on to what came before, or do we need to think differently about 'how we do things around here'?

To answer these questions, Ross Garner and Owen are joined by Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP, author of The Joy of Work, host of the Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat podcast and workplace culture enthusiast.

We discuss:

  • How organizations are adapting to coronavirus
  • The changing role of 'the office'
  • The impact that managers have on workplace culture, both online and offline.

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The growth mindset paper that Owen discussed was:
Li, Y., & Bates, T. C. (2020). Testing the association of growth mindset and grades across a challenging transition: Is growth mindset associated with grades?. Intelligence81, 101471. Online at: sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0160289620300490

The podcast Ross discussed was This Week in Virology, episode 640, featuring Michael Mina: https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-640/

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley

Best-selling author and former Twitter VP

Bruce formerly ran Twitter's business in Europe, Middle East and Africa responsible for the development of Twitter in three continents. He is now a writer/consultant on better working published in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and more.
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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.
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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the Good Practice Podcast.

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