Archives from August 2013

Brad Karsh & Courtney Templin on What Millennials Want (and You Do Too)

Working with millennials for a harmonious workplace.

August 23, 2013 / Podcast # 13-17

Brad Karsh & Courtney Templin

Millennials, people who where born from 1981-2000s, are starting to fill more and more management positions but older generations still find them hard to understand and even harder to work with. Most millennials have a very different approach to management: they are used to leaderless groups where everyone collaborates in an open environment. They believe that the answer is out there but it doesn’t necessary have to come from a leader or from management. To them, sometimes the best solutions come from the very people they are leading. Brad Karsh and Courtney Templin, authors of the book Manager 3.0, talk about what makes a millennial tick: how they think and which environments are conducive to success, not just for millennials but for the whole organization.

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Ben Waber on New Ways to Track Productivity

How technology can reveal what really makes us innovative.

August 9, 2013 / Podcast # 13-16

Ben Waber

To increase productivity, how many seats should be at the cafeteria table? Before the best answer was a guess or simply “who cares?” However, in an increasingly knowledge-work and collaboration focused world, factors like who you sit with at lunch and who you chat with in the hallway start to matter. Ben Waber has devised a new and possibly controversial system that will keep track of these unofficial meetings that actually lead to greater productivity and innovation.

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