Episode #2 – Reinvent –

“Culture & Talent in the Digital Age”

Our illustrious panel of culture pros and talent experts discuss how to build thriving people-based organizations for the digital age – and answer the key questions most companies are beginning to ask themselves.

Episode Panelists:

Host: Doyle Buehler, CEO, Breakthrough Digital


0:00 Intros

3:00 The definition of “Culture”

  • Culture is what happens when nobody is looking
  • How do we do things around here
  • The smell of the place, and the culture stack

6:45 Who Owns Culture

  • Culture is everybody’s responsibility
  • At Ceridian, it’s the Chief People & Culture Officer

10:00 Is Culture Squishy?

  • Foundation Pieces
  • Ceridian :”Our Way”
  • Genuine Commitment, Accelerant to business, Complexity reducer

12:50 Culture – Is It Getting Better or Not?

  • Thumbs Up – The Tenor of Business and Executive Focus
  • Thumbs Down – Employee Engagement results
  • Requires organization-wide time investment and right incentives
  • Requires commitment
  • What do people tolerate and where do you draw the line?
  • What happens when even top performers stray?

19:00 The Technology & People Tug-of-War

  • Go team Human – Motivation, Catalyzation, Incentivisation and Motivation still important factors
  • Not either/or
  • 30% empowerment – how to move the dial
  • How to be Empowered by It, Not affected by it

26:00 Transparency & Change Management

  • Emotional connection of people and the need to step away form being too rational
  • Human and tech optimism

28:30 The Digital Age … while Maintaining Culture

  • Culture is a team Sport
  • Commit to Culture as much as other business activities
  • Tech & Innovation and Commitment to People are Not Mutually Exclusive
  • Meridian’s CEO as a rallying cry for culture
  • Nadella’s Microsoft transition
  • CEO as Chief People Officer
  • Culture as a driver of business outcomes

34:00 Closeout

Relevant Links:

Gaping Void Website:  https://www.gapingvoid.com

Ceridian’s Our Way:  https://www.ceridian.com/ca/careers

GM and The Culture Paradox: https://www.fastcompany.com/90301487/as-layoffs-hit-union-aired-anti-general-motors-super-bowl-ad

Microsoft and  Shifting Company Culture : https://qz.com/work/1539071/how-microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-rebuilt-the-company-culture/)

Ceridian’s CEO David Ossip’s Focus on Culture: https://techvibes.com/2018/07/05/vanguards-ceridian-david-ossip

Wikibrand’s Reinvent: Culture Workshop:Lab (see C) : http://wiki-brands.com/workshops-2/

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