Positivity, Productivity, and Potential in Company Culture: How to Change the DNA of Your Organization so You Can Grow with Aaron Dignan & Claudette Rowley
Original Air Date Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 2019
This episode is about how to create a positive, productive, and healthy organization and leading from the heart to improve the bottom line. We humans, are at the core of every business yet the systems and structures practiced by most organizations don’t nurture humanity. But perfectionist beliefs and machine-like expectations are being tossed to the wayside to make room for new operating systems and adaptogenic ideals that favor connection and communication. To uncover the potential of this new way of doing business, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Capers Kamen speaks with two authors and coaches who are facilitating change within business structures for both small and large companies. Aaron Dignan shares how he helps companies retain their magic and Claudette Rowley discusses the biggest culture challenges facing companies today.
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- Aaron describes his book, Brave New World, which is a leadership book that touches on the sweet spot of humanity. [1:32]
- As Founder of The Ready, Aaron helps companies change the way they work and keep their magic. [4:16]
- The new landmark for teamwork in a virtual world. [12:29]
- Aaron shares an example of a company that created value by leading with the heart. [17:40]
- How small businesses can apply the operating system framework. [22:09]
Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, an organization design and transformation firm that helps institutions like Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab, and Microsoft change the way they work. He is a co-founder of responsive.org, an investor in purpose-driven startups, and a friend to misfit toys.
Book: Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?
- Claudette explains how she defines a brilliant culture and shares examples of them. [28:32]
- The biggest cultural challenges facing companies today. [32:25]
- In her book, Cultural Brilliance, Claudette describes the adaptogenic idea as it applies to cultural design. [35:29]
- Culture from the perspective of mindset and behavior. [41:02]
- How listening and curiosity evoke an emotional connection. [44:37]
Claudette Rowley is the CEO of Cultural Brilliance, a cultural design and change management consultancy. She has consulted at Fortune 1000 companies, small businesses, academic institutions, and start-ups, helping them create proactive and innovative workplace cultures that deliver outstanding results. Rowley holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and lives in the Greater Boston area with her family.
Book: Cultural Brilliance: The DNA of Organizational Excellence
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“As humans, we are aware of the value or worth of our job based on what is required.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“It's treating the organization as something organic, adaptable, and fluid.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We under-rate failure because failure is where the next great thing is.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The impermanence of all things is the only guarantee we get.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“One of the reasons we make bad decisions is that we don’t have enough information.” @aarondignan on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“An organization is a system so you can’t make one move without thinking about the others.” @aarondignan on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Equal talk time is one of the best predictors of success.” @aarondignan on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“I believe we should give up on the idea of perfection or a machine-like outcome and start thinking about ourselves as gardeners.” @aarondignan on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Organizations exist to achieve certain results but do they achieve the results in a way that supports people?” @RowleyClaudette on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Mindset, or belief, drive behavior and the behaviors we have drive results.” @RowleyClaudette on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet
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