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Building Better Cultures

Hosted by Scott McInnes, founder of Inspiring Change, we talk to guests about how really good internal comms, engagement and leadership all contribute to 'Building Better Cultures'. We tend to shy away from theory and focus more on really practical advice, great stories and best-practice.

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Jul 5, 2021

Mark Edgar isn’t a stranger to challenges; he’s built a career teaching organizations how to thrive in spite of it all. As a people-centric, strategic and innovative consultant, facilitator, and coach he has global experience developing and delivering impactful and business focused people strategies. The HR expert and self-proclaimed optimist shares his passion for people and creating better workplaces in this episode of the Building Better Cultures podcast with Scott McInnes.

The core of Mark’s philosophy of work is trust - something he’s learned from years of experience and researching, looking ahead to an ever-changing work environment. Instead of running away from hybrid work models, he has assessed the setbacks and challenges others to see the opportunity to rethink the status quo and re-define what it means to be a successful company and how we get there. By capitalising on this moment, we have the opportunity to build leaders who are better equipped to support employees in this new world.

But how do we sustain productivity if we’re changing where and how the work gets done?  The answer isn’t cut and dry. By treating each team differently and empowering them to do their job in the way that they want to be treated, Mark suggests that the key to profits may be in the way we treat our co-workers. Doing the work to create a more compassionate work environment retains talent and builds a better workforce and output, it just may require us to think again about business as usual.

Enjoy this thoughtful and passionate discussion and candid look at what it takes to build a healthy work culture in which everyone thrives – both at home and in the workplace.

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  • Mark’s background is as an experienced HR professional, but more importantly, how he defines himself as a successful husband and father.  
  • A look into Mark’s experience and the creation of his company, Goat Rodeo Project days before a global pandemic.
  • Helping companies deal with disruption instead of turning into a train wreck.
  • What is Human Leadership? People-centric movement where everyone matters.
  • Importance of shifting companies to an employee first perspective. Acknowledging the challenges and setbacks and how we can learn from them.
  • Hybrid work has leadership problem; the fundamentals support happier teams but it requires effective leadership.
  • Fundamentals of on-boarding: how a pandemic highlighted the need to rethink a key portion of work life.
  • What do we do with the problem of bad leadership?
  • The future of work: what’s working and what isn’t and how can we turn a major disruption into an opportunity for better. 

Parting Thought: Our romantic notion of how work needs to get done isn’t working – if we focus on flexibility and trusting our employees, being conscious of the outputs and inputs we can create a hybrid work model that works better for everyone. 




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