Culture First with Damon Klotz

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How does work culture shape human behavior and experience? How do humans create cultures?

From uncomfortable truths to heart-to-heart conversations, Culture First uncovers what it really takes to build a better world of work. We all aspire to rise above the day-to-day commotion and bring more humanity into our work lives.

Our host Damon Klotz is dedicated to understanding how we find meaning in our work and how to better the experience humans have within organizations. Join him as he explores journeys of trials and triumphs with the people who put culture first - despite all the things that get in the way.

Culture First: Stories for a better world of work is a podcast by Culture Amp, the People and Culture platform.

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Civil rights activist: Should you bring your activism to work? with DeRay McKesson
Apr 4 2024
Civil rights activist: Should you bring your activism to work? with DeRay McKesson
Join Damon at Culture First Virtual 2024 to hear from Esther Perel, Megan Rapinoe and Ben Crowe. Register here to get your free ticket & a thank you for being a Podcast listener. Register now.DeRay McKesson is a civil rights activist, community organiser, and host of Pod Save the People. He started his career as an educator & human capital leader and is the co-founder of Campaign Zero. Many of the marches DeRay has helped organize contributed to the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.DeRay has become a key player in the workplace when it comes to confronting the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of black and other minority populations. He is a board member of Rock The Vote, was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2015, and one of the 30 Most Influential People On The Internet by Time Magazine. You might also know DeRay for famously wearing a blue Patagonia vest. Show notes:Damon's full interview with DeRay can be found here. In the full episode you’ll also hear from Culture Amp CEO Didier Elzinga and his thoughts on role of the organization in actively creating a better world and how leaders can best support their employees to be activists in their community.Learn more about DeRay McKesson at www.deray.comLearn more about Culture Amp by heading to www.cultureamp.com  We believe in creating a better world of work, if that’s important to you too, please subscribe and leave us a review to make sure you don’t miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Scott Shigeoka: Activating your curiosity will change the world around you
Mar 27 2024
Scott Shigeoka: Activating your curiosity will change the world around you
Join Damon at Culture First Virtual 2024 to hear from Esther Perel, Megan Rapinoe and Ben Crowe. Register here to get your free ticket & a thank you for being a Podcast listener. Register now.Do we lose access to curiosity as we age? Or is it like a muscle that's always there, but just needs to be activated and strengthened?Scott Keoni Shigeoka is an internationally recognized curiosity expert, speaker and author and he's known for translating research into strategies that promote positive wellbeing and connected relationships around the globe including at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and through his popular courses at the University of Texas in Austin.In this vibrant and very human conversation with Damon Klotz, Scott helps us remember that we have the capacity to explore and explains just how to use exploration to connect better with others. He tells us how curiosity can boost morale, increase collaboration, and how it can ease conflict and tension in the workplace and everywhere else.Scott also encourages us all to start being an 'admitter', explaining how understanding the limits of your knowledge will always help people believe that you’re not completely out of touch.Show notes:If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
World renowned trust expert: How do we access confidence during uncertainty with Rachel Botsman
Mar 20 2024
World renowned trust expert: How do we access confidence during uncertainty with Rachel Botsman
Join Damon at Culture First Virtual 2024 to hear from Esther Perel, Megan Rapinoe and Ben Crowe. Register here to get your free ticket & a thank you for being a Podcast listener. Register now.Do you feel like trust works both ways in your workplace?With the sustained rise in remote or semi-remote roles, the importance of trust in the workplace is top of mind. But trust needs to work both ways, right? The question isn’t only "can employers trust their employees", it also needs to be "can employees trust their employers?"Rachel Botsman is a trust expert, author and lecturer at Oxford University. She's passionate about challenging ideas around trust and humility and has been recognised as one of the world's 30 most influential management thinkers. Honoured as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum, Rachel’s TED Talks have garnered more than 5 million views.Rachel defines trust as a confident relationship with the unknown and in this short snippet of a longer conversation she really helps us understand how we can cultivate it in our workplaces.Show notes:This conversation is full of laughter and warmth. The full episode is the same and can be found here.Learn more about Rachel Botsman by heading to www.rachelbotsman.comLearn more about Culture Amp by heading to www.cultureamp.com  We believe in creating a better world of work, if that’s important to you too, please subscribe and leave us a review to make sure you don’t miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The viral IG poet on building community in our workplaces - the incredible artist Cleo Wade.
Mar 13 2024
The viral IG poet on building community in our workplaces - the incredible artist Cleo Wade.
Join Damon at Culture First Virtual 2024 to hear from Esther Perel, Megan Rapinoe and Ben Crowe. Register here to get your free ticket & a thank you for being a Podcast listener. Register now.Cleo Wade describes herself as a friend and a community builder. She's the author of bestselling books - Heart Talk, poetic Wisdom for a Better Life and Where to Begin, a small book about your power to create big change. Cleo’s also got a new book coming out in May this year - pre-order it here!From the data we collect here at Culture Amp, we know how important it is to give employees a chance to be heard, give feedback and share stories about their experience at work. Creating space for these conversations is important in the workplace and society at large. When we create space to come together and learn from each other, truly amazing things can happen. One of the 2024 workplace trends we identified in our first episode of the year is the idea of commute-worthy experiences. Basically, we're asking companies to truly think about what type of experience they want people to have in the office.If we can hear what Cleo has to say, we’ve got a much better chance of creating workplaces that justify their employee’s commute.Show notes:If this conversation has left you wanting more, the link to Damon's full conversation with Cleo is here.Learn more about Cleo Wade by heading to www.cleowade.comLearn more about Culture Amp by heading to www.cultureamp.com  We believe in creating a better world of work, if that’s important to you too, please subscribe and leave us a review to make sure you don’t miss an episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The 7 trends that will define HR in 2024
Jan 24 2024
The 7 trends that will define HR in 2024
Join Damon at Culture First Virtual 2024 to hear from Esther Perel, Megan Rapinoe and Ben Crowe. Register here to get your free ticket & a thank you for being a Podcast listener. Register now.How will the top 7 HR trends of 2024 impact your workplace? Damon breaks down his top three employee experience predictions for 2024, along with key predictions from four experts around the globe. In this new era of work, our technology, leadership, and communication are all hyper-focused on prioritizing ease and creating more cohesive workplaces. It’s a new era born of an understanding that when both work and the world outside work feel hard, it can be overwhelming to be a working human. So, listen in to see how 2024 promises to make it easier for people to do their best work, and to feel valued, purposeful, and confident that they have the tools and support to work well. If you’re ready to level up as a new year begins, 2024 has the potential to drive essential progress in the workplace evolution – where we tune into the requirements of organizations and employees to create truly impactful and engaging employee experiences. As we navigate generational workplace change, rethink the role of the office, and adapt to emerging technologies, the possibilities are endless. Here’s to a new year of making good things happen at work.To read Damon’s article on this topic click here.If you enjoy and find value in this podcast, please don't hesitate to subscribe, follow and leave a review. Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on Instagram. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sarah Walsh on creating the conditions for high performance at the Matildas
Nov 22 2023
Sarah Walsh on creating the conditions for high performance at the Matildas
Sarah Walsh has been integral in making women’s football in Australia what it is today. Following a club career that saw her play in the NWSL in the United States and in the A-League Women in Australia, she won 70 caps for Australia’s national team the Matildas and has spent the second half of her career fighting for equity and equality for today’s athletes.In the 2023 Women’s World Cup, the Matildas captured the hearts of Australia and the world with record breaking audiences glued to their screens to see the Matildas secure Australia’s highest-ever finish at a World Cup.The timing of this episode was made even more special by the announcement that  the 2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement from Football Australia has gone even further to create the right conditions for high performance. For Sarah, the years and years of work leading up to this moment in time just keep paying off, and to hear her fully grasp the enormity of what she has achieved as she speaks with Damon in this episode is truly special.Sarah and Damon recorded this conversation live at the inaugural SXSW Sydney in front of a standing room only audience. They discuss the conditions needed for high performance, the importance of culture on and off the pitch and the pivotal moments in Sarah’s life that saw her become the trailblazer she is today.Show notes: This episode pairs well with Damon’s recent conversation with Jamila Rizvi, who detailed exactly what we need to do to make work and the workplace a better, safer and more equitable place for women. If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramLearn more about the Matildas at www.matildas.com.auSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Susan David on why work feels harder than ever and how understanding emotional agility will help.
Nov 8 2023
Susan David on why work feels harder than ever and how understanding emotional agility will help.
Are you stressed? Or could you get benefit from getting a little more specific and looking within to see if something else is happening? Maybe you identify disappointment, exhaustion or feeling unsupported?Damon's guest today is Award-winning psychologist Susan David, and in this episode she'll break down why getting specific with our emotions activates our readiness potential, allowing us to move forward and have the necessary conversations about why work can sometimes feel really hard. As one of the world’s leading management thinkers, Susan won the management idea of the year when she expertly defined emotional agility. Her book Emotional Agility went on to be a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and winner of an Amazon Best Books of the Year Award. With more than 11 million views, Susan’s TED Talk, The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage, was named one of the most popular talks of the year.Right when the world needs it most, Susan and David discuss emotions, how we process them, how we handle them, how they show up in the workplace and then they narrow in on how to create space between ourselves and our emotions in order to take action and move forward. At the heart of this conversation is a quest to figure out why we have normalised the idea that while emotions are foundational to our experience as a human, they are still misunderstood or sometimes even excluded from our experience at work.This conversation will sharpen your emotional agility and help you learn how to see your emotions as helpful data points that signpost our deepest needs and values.If you're craving a healthier relationship with your emotions and the emotions of others this episode will help!Show notes:If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramConnect with Susan David on X @SusanDavid_PhDSusan has generously offered all Culture First listeners free access to the Emotional Agility Quiz: Join over 140,000 people who have taken the free Emotional Agility Quiz. The quiz takes just 5 minutes to complete. You'll receive a free 10-page personalized report offering specific strategies to help you become more Emotionally Agile.She has also offered our listeners the Emotional Agility Pyramid and How to Get Unstuck resources.Listen to Checking In with Susan David created in partnership with TED and which focuses on coping with our heightened emotions brought on by the pandemic and its aftermath.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Adam Bryant on how to know if you're ready to become a leader.
Oct 26 2023
Adam Bryant on how to know if you're ready to become a leader.
Adam Bryant is currently senior managing director at the Ex-Co Group, but you might also know Adam for his work as a columnist on one of the most popular NY Times columns of all time. That column was the iconic Corner Office, where he interviewed CEO’s of the world’s top companies and notoriously never missed a single week of publication in his 18 year tenure. If your ambition is to be a leader who leads with empathy and humanity, then you had better take notes during this conversation with Adam. After interviewing so many leaders, he knows what it takes to step up and ground an organization's strategies in meaningful, mission-driven, and purposeful ways.Adam and Damon cover a lot of ground in this chat. How to build a great CEO-CHRO relationship, Adam's thoughts on why there are way “too many bad bosses in the world”, and we talk diversity - Adam is confident we need a path forward that includes lived experience and connecting with other people’s stories on an emotional level.Adam hasn’t stopped interviewing the world’s great leaders, even after leaving the New York Times. His latest book, The Leap to Leader, contains practical strategies and tactics for building a loyal following, moving up quickly to broaden your impact, and making the subtle but crucial mindset shifts that are required to lead others effectively.If you have a leadership program at your work or a slack or teams channel for managers, we humbly request that you share this episode with those groups. Adam has interviewed arguably the most important business leaders of the 21st century and he’s distilled those learnings to help you become the leader that the world needs right now.If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramConnect with Adam Bryant on X @adambbryant or @ExCoLeadershipSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
What Succession taught us about toxic workplace culture, with Executive Producer and Writer Lucy Prebble - Part 2
Oct 11 2023
What Succession taught us about toxic workplace culture, with Executive Producer and Writer Lucy Prebble - Part 2
Welcome to Part II of this special episode with Lucy Prebble, executive producer and writer from the hit tv show Succession. If you’re curious about why you both loved and hated Logan, why Shiv was as deeply flawed as her brothers and why a bromance like Tom and Greg’s made us feel all kinds of things, then hit play because all those questions and more will be answered.As Lucy and Damon take a deep dive into the world of Waystar Royco and Succession, Lucy shares openly to what lengths deeply researched real world stories were used to create this fictional company, goes on to explain that Logan Roy’s media mogul character was the only archetype in the show, and then takes us inside the writer’s room that leaned on the power of constraint to tell this story for the ages in the most Succession-y way possible, and yes, Succession-y is a word. As hard as it was to watch at times, as the dark side of the world of work was broadcast into our living rooms, this television show that is, at it’s core, about love and power - the need for it, the absence of it, and the lengths people will go to get it and then keep it - can be received as a gift to us all in the way it helps us find clarity on the types of companies and company cultures that we want to create and be part of.If you haven’t already listened to Part I, where we learned about Lucy’s background as a playwright in London’s West End, her time as a TV Showrunner and how she nearly didn’t accept the offer to work on Succession, you can - check it out here.Show notes: If you love our Pop Culture First episodes, be sure to check out this joyous conversation between Damon, Priya Parker and Gary Ware about a very different workplace run by, the legend himself, Ted Lasso.Damon also mentioned his recent conversation with Jamila Rizvi on how to make work actually work for women. You can find that brilliant episode here.Bonus content:Culture Amp is excited to announce that Culture First is back and our virtual event series is going global with three events across APAC, The Americas and EMEA. At this year’s Culture First, today’s guest Lucy Prebble, will be doing an exclusive sit-down with Culture Amp CEO Didier Elzinga. As a thank-you for listening to the Culture First podcast, we’d love to give you access to this brilliant bonus session. Head to http://cultureamp.com/podcastcfg to register for what is sure to be jam-packed conversation between Didier and Lucy.If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramConnect with Lucy Prebble on Twitter @lucyprebblishSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Lucy Prebble: How the Succession writer's room culture changed her life - Part I
Oct 4 2023
Lucy Prebble: How the Succession writer's room culture changed her life - Part I
Lucy is an award winning British playwright and is the Executive Producer, and writer for the TV show Succession. She is known for her compelling story telling that often explores themes of power, corruption, and the dark side of human nature.In part one of this episode we are going to learn about Lucy the writer, the storyteller and the world creator.You’ll hear Lucy applying her techniques for world creation to the company cultures we all experience every day and we'll explore the “note behind the note” - a brilliant mechanism Lucy uses to analyze feedback from above to help her get to the heart of what the right next step to take is. Lucy helps us to remember that stories are not just entertainment. They can also be powerful tools for understanding ourselves and the world around us. They can help us to see things from different perspectives, challenge our assumptions and help us to feel connected to others. Ultimately, the best stories help us to find meaning in our lives.Show notes: If you love our Pop Culture First episodes, be sure to check out this conversation between Damon, Priya Parker and Gary Ware about a very different workplace run by, the legend himself, Ted Lasso.Bonus content:Culture Amp is excited to announce that Culture First is back and our virtual event series is going global with three events across APAC, The Americas and EMEA. At this year’s Culture First, today’s guest Lucy Prebble, will be doing an exclusive sit-down with Culture Amp CEO Didier Elzinga. As a thank-you for listening to the Culture First podcast, we’d love to give you access to this brilliant bonus session. Head to http://cultureamp.com/podcastcfg to register for what is sure to be jam-packed conversation between Didier and Lucy.If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramConnect with Lucy Prebble on Twitter @lucyprebblishSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jamila Rizvi: making work actually work for women
Sep 6 2023
Jamila Rizvi: making work actually work for women
Jamila's role as Deputy Managing Director of Future Women, an agency that supports governments and organizations that are working towards gender equality, is the culmination of a lifetime of fighting for change. Jamila is a former advisor to the Australian Government on gender and early childhood education and also a best-selling author for adults and children, columnist, media commentator and fellow podcast host.Damon's conversation with Jamila is packed with actions you can take into your own workplace and covers everything from the way language in performance reviews negatively impacts women’s chances of promotion to the scary ways that AI is being coded with inbuilt biases.We start with Jamila taking us on a history lesson about just how we ended up in a world of such great gender disparity and finish with a message from Jamila for you to send to your CEO if you, like me, want to make work actually work for women. We hope that this episode will leave you feeling confident that a path to fairness exists and we're excited to arm you with the facts and research to support yourself and your coworkers as we all move towards a better world of work for women.If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramLearn more about Jamila at jamilarizvi.com.au and Future Women at futurewomen.comListen to Jamila's story about Mina here: https://www.cultureamp.com/resources/2022-culture-first-on-demand-apac/how-to-make-work-work-for-women Show notes: At the end of this episode, Damon says to Jamila: If someone's listening and they want to send this episode to their CEO telling them "We want change, we want to make work for women", and you, Jamila, get to write a little memo that's attached to this email that goes off to the CEO, what would you like that message to be?And here's Jamila's answer, your memo to copy/paste or attach to anyone you're sending this episode on to:Safety first. Every organisation, including this hypothetical one needs to stop thinking about sexual harassment and in the workplace as a HR issue and start thinking about sexual harassment as an occupational health and safety issue. If your employees are not safe at work, that is not about interpersonal relationships and that person's experience of being your employee, that is about them being safe at work. And if you think about the extraordinary amount of money that is spent in this country by building and construction companies, mining companies, for example, on making sure their employees are safe while doing risky work, imagine if we took that same lens and that same urgency and adamancy around safety to ensuring that women were free of sexual harassment and discrimination and victimisation in workplaces. Think about how you're keeping people safe from sexual harassment. Make training mandatory for staff, make sure there is a confidential, clear complaints mechanism for people to follow. Explore the provision of paid domestic and family violence leave, and provide training for frontline responders to sexual harassment in workplaces because often it is not HR who hears it first. It is an ordinary line manager who does not know what to do. Address your pay gaps. Don't tell me you don't have one because the chances are you do. It is illegal to pay different people different amounts of money for the same work because of their gender. Start there, start with your audit and rectify unequal pay. Look at broader company-wide pay gaps. Why is it that pay gap exists in your organisation and most organisations have them? The WGEA (Workplace Gender Equality Agency) data shows us that different industries have different degrees of a pay gap, but all industries experience them. Implement transparency. Transparency of pay gap data, transparency of salary bands and a review of discretionary payments. Often pay gaps increase because of discretionary payments, bonuses, superannuation, gifts, that kind of thing. Look at how you can be more explicitly fair about that. Evaluate and revise gender and language in promotion and recruitment. Work-life balance and the idea of how that is modeled, how that is prioritized and how that is accepted. How do you create an acceptance of the very diverse and individual lives your employees lead? And I'm not talking about a diversity of just those employees. And I'm not talking about diversity meaning that you've diversified your marketing department to make sure the glossy brochure looks diverse. I'm talking about recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse employees and then supporting them to be able to attain work life balance in a way that is meaningful and real. And that means senior leaders in the organisation demonstrating and modelling that balance, creating informal opportunities to have conversations with women and with various minorities and people who face disadvantage at work, especially those who don't work full time in the physical office.Avoid promoting presenteeism. Make sure that your office culture is inclusive at home as well as at work. When you give feedback, ask for feedback about how you give it. So often we always think we're giving great, helpful, useful feedback. And too often, employees, particularly women who face some kind of barrier or disadvantage, don't have the opportunity to say, this doesn't work for me. This isn't helping me.From Jamila Rizvi, Deputy Managing Director of Future WomenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Simon Sinek on the power of putting culture first
Aug 23 2023
Simon Sinek on the power of putting culture first
In this Culture First episode, Damon Klotz sits down with the iconic Simon Sinek in a conversation wholly shaped around Simon’s concept of the Infinite Mindset of company culture. Inside, you’ll get a sneak peek into Simon’s background and how it shaped his perspective on life and work. You’ll also hear about the massive role that storytelling plays in Simon’s work and how you can use it to help people connect with ideas on a deeper level. Simon’s passion for shaping leaders with an Infinite Mindset shines throughout this chat, and he mentions Walmart, Microsoft, and Patagonia, organizations that have embraced the Infinite Mindset as he walks us through the tools and leadership skills that are required to build it. This interview was recorded in 2019, just moments before Simon stepped on stage to address an audience of more than 1,000 people and culture professionals at a Culture First event, which makes Simon’s concerns about the power and influence of big tech companies and the need for balancing their role in society even more relevant today.Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist who works to inspire people to do what inspires them so that we can change our world for the better. Simon and his team work with leaders and organizations in nearly every industry to help transform company culture and create a better working world. He is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact on the world. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking, and leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them and may be best known for popularizing the concept of WHY in his first Ted Talk in 2009. It has since become one of the most watched talks of all time on TED.com, with 37+ million views. Simon is a bestselling author and shares his ideas in the books Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together Is Better, Find Your Why, and The Infinite Game.​​If you've enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.com or @cultureamp on InstagramLearn more about Simon at simonsinek.comShow notes:  Simon recommends two books in this interview. He actually says they belong on the national curriculum: Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl and How to Talk to Kids So Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oliver Burkeman on designing an employee experience for mortals
Aug 16 2023
Oliver Burkeman on designing an employee experience for mortals
Have you ever caught yourself saying “Once I’ve achieved this, I’ll have time for that” or “I would love to, but I’m just too busy’?Yes? Same!Our relationship with time and the perpetual quest for control can lead us to feeling incredibly overwhelmed. Enter Oliver Burkeman, the author of "4000 Weeks: Time Management for Mortals." In his book, Burkeman delves into the profound concept of our mortality and how it shapes our perspective on time. The conversation Damon and Oliver have in this episode will, without a doubt, help you make better decisions with your time not only at work, but in your personal life, too.We're passionate about creating a space for discussions that straddle both realms as our work and our lives continnue to overlap more than ever.Five key concepts to listen out for are:Embracing your limitations. The idea of waiting for perfect control. How to be aware of the productivity trap. The joy of seeking novelty in the mundane.And did the term ‘strategic underachievement’, as coined by Oliver, lay the foundations for the quiet quitting trend? As usual, this episode is packed full of actionable takeaways for everyone looking to build a culture first workplace.​​If you enjoy listening to Culture First, please subscribe, follow and leave a review.Learn more about Culture Amp at www.cultureamp.comSHOW NOTES:At the top of the episode, you’ll hear Damon reference one of Oliver’s latest New York Times articles, as he sets a challenge for every listener: Opinion | Stop Multitasking. No, Really — Just Stop It. - The New York Times.Damon also mentions the work of Alain de Botton.You’ll also hear Oliver reference the work of Cal Newport, an MIT-trained computer science professor at Georgetown University who also writes about technology, work, and finding depth despite distraction.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.