1st Feb 2022
3 Min Read

PODCAST | Ep.1 Back to the future

Elle Bradley-Cox
Elle Bradley-Cox
World Changers

Kicking off a new year, and a new World Changers report for 2022, our podcast host Elle Bradley-Cox goes back to the future.

War, famine, plagues, natural disasters. Humanity has had its fair share of tumultuous times and disruptive events. So, how can we harness the lessons of the past, so we're not doomed to repeat them?

If 2020 was a year of reaction, and 2021, the year of reflection, then 2022 is most definitely the year of action. A time to put into practice the things we've learned. But where do we start?

Lead behavioural scientist Lindsay Kohler chose this theme as her world changer for our 2022 reports. Later in this episode, we chat with Kevin Chappel, communications business partner at Electrocomponents, about workplace 5.0. But before that, Lindsay and Elle get together with cultural anthropologist, Dr. Alex Gapud, to take some lessons from the past.

Guest interview

Kevin Chapple, communications business partner at Electrocomponents

    Want to skip to a specific section? Here‘s what we talked about:

    00:00 Intro to the episode.

    01:25 Roundtable with Elle, Alex and Lindsay

    • 01:52 What big lessons have employers taken from the past two years?
    • 06:15 Lindsay, ,you talk in the report about us all taking more risks. What do those look like?
    • 08:39 How is inequality showing up in the workplace now?
    • 13:18 What's driving The Great Resignation?
    • 14:34 Should employers be worried?
    • 16:16 What's coming through in focus groups about how people are feeling right now?
    • 20:35 How can we become better problem solvers in 2022?
    • 24:13 What do you want to leave behind in 2021?
    • 27:08 What do you want to take forward into the future world of work?

      29:15 Interview with Kevin Chapple, communications business partner at Electrocomponents

      • 29:36 You talk about Covid ushering in Worldplace 5.0. What do you mean by this?
      • 31:23 Does location matter anymore for talent-seeking employers?
      • 34:08 Ten years' worth of change in two years. Too much, too fast or a much needed sprint?
      • 36:48 A lot of the change was reactive. How can we now put some purpose behind it?
      • 40:25 What do you want to take forward into 2022? What do you want to leave behind?
      • 43:01 Thinking about people making big changes in the world of work, who do you nominate as your 2022 World Changer?

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