Our guest today is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. The University website describes her institute as … “a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.” She is regularly mentioned in the media, for example she was ranked on third place in 2019 by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers, a famous list where you can find her name in every edition since 2011. Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth has just been published in Germany under the title "Die angstfreie Organisation - Wie Sie psychologische Sicherheit am Arbeitsplatz für mehr Entwicklung, Lernen und Innovation schaffen.” She has a calendar that will be filled well into next year and we are incredibly grateful that she gives us and our podcast listeners the honor of being the last guest in our anniversary week.
Since 4 years we are on our “way to new work”. How can a topic that plays such an important part in our everyday life create more meaning in our lives again? How do we get people to draw strength and motivation from their daily work again? How can one succeed in living a happy, healthy, productive and fulfilling life even in such difficult times? And what role do teams and leaders play in this? We are looking for methods, role models, experiences, tools and ideas that bring us closer to the core of New Work! We are always concerned with the question of whether everyone can really find and live what they really, really want in their innermost being. How can we make sure that each and everyone of us will find their inner driving force.
You are at “On the Way to New Work” - today with Amy C. Edmondson.