The Get Reworked Podcast
Forget the status quo — Get Reworked. Join the editors of Reworked, your guide to the r/evolution of work, as they interview business leaders transforming the way work gets done today.
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About the Hosts
Mike Prokopeak is editor in chief at Reworked. Based in Chicago, Mike leads Reworked editorial content strategy and production and SMG's modern workplace information services. In between writing, editing and podcasting at home, he likes to jump into his kids’ Zoom PE class.
Siobhan Fagan is managing editor for Reworked. Based in New York City, Siobhan leads SMG's daily publishing operations, including our contributed content program. She’d like to remind everyone working from home to stop, save what they’re doing and stretch. Then drink a glass of water.
Organizations are stuck. Far too often, they think about work in a mechanical way that limits their ability to adapt and rapidly innovate.
Work is an ever-evolving experience that requires an organization that can evolve alongside it, say Paul Miller and Shimrit Janes of Digital Workplace Group. Digital transformation is only part of the solution. We’re moving into a “living age” that calls for companies to think of themselves as living and breathing organisms.
The journey is a gradual one but the past year has shown organizations how to plant the seeds of the future. Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak talk about what exactly the Wood Wide Web is and use an embarrassing number of puns to set up the episode. Curious? Well, don’t make like a tree and leave just yet. Listen in to find out more.
When it comes to employee experience, everything changed in 2020.
In the past, separate departments would have different approaches to employee experience. To IT, it was about technology. To HR, it was about people and culture. Everyone now is on the same page. We're at the turning point, says Dion Hinchcliffe of Constellation Research.
There's no set answer to the questions of the time but lots of opportunity, Dion says. Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak wonder when they’ll get the new COVID-19 vaccine. Spoiler alert: Not soon, but that’s just fine. Listen in to find out more.
For many workers the digital workplace is the new office, said Sam Marshall of ClearBox Consulting. "They don't get the benefit of going to that major edifice that you've erected with the nice polished tiles and so on," Sam said. "They engage with you through digital channels so you better make that good because it's maybe 80% of the opinion that they form about your organization."
Sam has seen a lot in his 20-plus years in the digital workplace. In this episode, he brings some much-needed clarity to our messy reality and unpacks what it all means as we head into the uncharted territory ahead.
The bottom line? It’s the dawn of a new era. Don’t squander this opportunity to remake work. Plus, co-hosts Siobhan Fagan and Mike Prokopeak explore why we’re not all that different from baboons when it comes to our work behavior.
Employee motivation traditionally took one form: You do X and I pay you Y. This kind of approach worked pretty well, up to a point. But as organizations grow in complexity so too does the work, and what is asked of the workforce. That makes such transactional incentives less effective.
"There needs to be … a reason why people participate in that work other than payment,” said Rachel Happe, co-founder of The Community Roundtable. Rachel believes communities create the kind of commitment that goes beyond the salary or the benefits package to inspire employees to “willingly engage rather than get forced to engage.”
In this podcast conversation, Rachel explains why communities are not only central to management but also the organizational operating model of the future. Plus, she makes the case that joy and work are not mutually exclusive. Podcast co-hosts Mike Prokopeak and Siobhan Fagan ask if this is blasphemy or a fresh approach to the 9-to-5. Listen to find out.
In March 2020, legions of workers walked out the office doors, trekked home and set up shop at the kitchen table to begin working from home. What we didn’t know then, but do now, is that abrupt departure from the office was actually our entrance into a profoundly different era of work.
In this podcast conversation, Sarah Kimmel, vice president of research at Simpler Media Group, unpacks the results of her research into the state of the digital workplace pre- and post-COVID, and the tools and technologies that are making this new era of work a reality.
Plus, podcast co-hosts Mike Prokopeak and Siobhan Fagan talk about how Reworked was started and what exactly we mean when we talk about the digital workplace. Our new reality of remote work fueled the acceleration of the digital workplace and it's not done yet.