9th Oct 2023
3 Min Read

PODCAST | Ep.9 Reset or rise

Elle Bradley-Cox
Elle Bradley-Cox
People & Change

What happens when striving for a better work-life balance has the unintended consequence of complacency? Managers need to have difficult conversations – without drifting back to the bad old days of grind and hustle culture.

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum says that the pandemic gave us a “rare but narrow opportunity to reflect, reimagine and reset our work”. But that window is quickly closing. And while our relationship with work and our expectations have changed, many leaders’ attitudes haven’t, leading to a fundamental clash when it comes to issues of mental health, wellbeing and development.

In this episode, host Elle Bradley-Cox sits down with director of consultancy Lu McKay to talk about the give/get contract and how leaders can deliver in this new world of work.

We also spoke to Daniel Cave, journalist and head of content at Executive Grapevine, and asked for his take on how the HR and comms space is reacting to changing employee expectations. In short: not that well …

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    Cut to the chase:

      • We ask team scarlettabbott what’s happening in our clients’ worlds, specifically when it comes to worker/manager conversations – 01:15
      • Daniel Cave gives us the inside scoop on what’s happening in the HR and comms space – 05:52
      • Director of consultancy Lu McKay on the sticky middle of line management – 09:29
      • How can managers have tough conversations without crossing the line? – 17:06

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