Podcast 242 — The unspoken rule of work

On The Good Practice podcast this week, we're speaking about how to get ahead at work.

Written by Gemma Towersey
Published 27 April 2021
Share
Podcast 242 — The unspoken rule of work

Gemma and Ross Garner are joined by Gorick Ng, author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right.

We discuss:

  • The "rules" 
  • (Giving the impression of) competence, commitment and compatibility
  • The implications of the rules on others.

To learn more about Gorick Ng and to order his book, visit http://gorick.com/

Or, you can buy a copy of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right via these links:

Ross spoke about the strange, but extraordinary, tardigrade. You can read more about them here: theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/20/tardigrades-natures-great-survivors

He also mentioned this video by John Amaechi OBE on 'The Report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities': twitter.com/johnamaechi/status/1377545222163472384?s=21

Gemma spoke about research into mental health and creativity referred to Freakonomics episode "How to be creative ep. 354". You can listen here, or wherever you get your podcasts: freakonomics.com/podcast/creativity-1/https://freakonomics.com/podcast/creativity-1/

Gorick Ng

Gorick Ng

Author and Researcher, Harvard Business School

Gorick Ng is an entrepreneur and author of the book, The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right (Harvard Business Review Press, April 2021).

Gorick is a Research Associate in the Managing the Future of Work project at Harvard Business School, where he focuses on talent management and workforce development. He is also a career coach and advisor at Harvard College, focusing on first generation, low-income students.

Connect
Gemma Towersey

Gemma Towersey

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works

Gemma is a learning designer and workplace coach, out to help people and organizations across the world make positive changes. She works with clients across the globe to design creative, enjoyable training that meets organizational goals. She enjoys bringing love of learning, stories and people together for exciting results.
Connect
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.
Connect

About the author

Gemma Towersey

Gemma Towersey

Learning Experience Manager, Emerald Works
Gemma is a learning designer and workplace coach, out to help people and organizations across the world make positive changes. She works with clients across the globe to design creative, enjoyable training that meets organizational goals. She enjoys bringing love of learning, stories and people together for exciting results.

You may also be interested in…

Podcast 243 — Working with vendors

If you work in L&D or HR and are looking to procure any kind of service, how do you know who to trust? If you work for a vendor or supplier, what approach do you take?

May 2021

Read More

Podcast 241 — Does diversity training work?

Frequently criticized as box-ticking or virtue signaling by big business, diversity training has become a major talking point once again. Not least because of the resurgence of black lives matter last year, and the UK Government's recent - much criticized - report on race.

April 2021

Read More

Podcast 240 — The GP Book Club: Humanocracy

This week on The Good Practice Podcast, we're removing power dynamics and stripping away management layers with the return of our book club.

April 2021

Read More