Culture

96: Uncovering the Best Place to Work with Ron Friedman, PhD

Listen to Ron Friedman on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

The challenge and complexity around audacious change projects continues to grow in our institutions. This week on the show, we take on the impact of culture and environment on our ability to drive complex change projects.

Ron Friedman is an award-winning psychologist and author of “The Best Place to Work,” a book that offers a view of the latest research in management, motivation, behavior and beyond, to illuminate what really makes us successful on the job.

We’ve invited Ron to join us for a conversation around the design of workplaces that cultivate engagement and creativity and, as an academic himself, to share his insights into what education can learn and apply toward a stronger work environment that is ready to embrace change.

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About Ron Friedman, Ph.D.

Ron Friedman, Ph.D., is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation.

He has served on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and has consulted for some of the world’s most successful organizations. Popular accounts of his research have appeared on NPR and in major newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, as well as magazines such as Men’s Health, Shape, and Allure.

He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, and Psychology Today.

58: Balancing Culture and Innovation Part 2

Listen to Balancing Culture and Innovation at Chautauqua with Deborah Sunya Moore on Navigating Change The Education Podcast

Following up on our conversation with Deborah Sunya Moore from The Chautauqua Institution last week, we’re picking up this conversation around the constant balancing act between building and celebrating a strong culture, and innovating in new areas and directions. The big question: no matter how much we personally celebrate the importance of change, how do you cultivate a culture of change when members of your community do not share your beliefs? This week on the show, Howard Teibel and Pete Wright share insights around building a culture that anticipates and celebrates change and innovation while embracing the legacy of their institutions.