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Radio Show #432: Drawing Inspiration From Nature in the Workplace

14 March 2022 |5:30 pm - 6:00 pm GMT

Special Guests: Paul Miller and Shimrit James: Co-Authors of Nature of Work

Your organisation is alive. It’s a living, breathing, adaptive, regenerative system. But for decades, maybe even centuries, organisations have been treated as though they are machines. From that mechanistic mindset, engaging employees will fail, time and again. Seen simply as ‘human resources’, addressing emergent threats and opportunities such as ‘The Great Resignation’, hybrid working and employee wellbeing will be an uphill struggle. Approaching these from a living systems mindset, however, means leaders can draw inspiration from and alignment with nature around areas such as purpose, biodiversity, relationships, migration and health.

Join Paul Miller and Shimrit Janes, co-authors of Nature of Work: The new story of work for a living age, to explore how the people within an organisational ecosystem can be nurtured to thrive by learning from nature’s patterns.

Paul Miller is a technology and social entrepreneur. He is CEO and Founder of Digital Workplace Group (DWG), rated by the Financial Times in 2020 as one of the UK’s leading management consultancies in digital transformation. His previous books include The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering digital workplaces fit for the future (co-authored with Elizabeth Marsh), which was shortlisted for the Management Book of the Year 2016 Award, and The Digital Workplace: How technology is liberating work, which helped to popularize the term ‘digital workplace’.

Shimrit Janes is Director of Knowledge for DWG, focused on curating knowledge on the digital workplace for its members and clients such as Adobe, The Coca-Cola Company, Ubisoft and UNHCR. She has worked with Paul and DWG colleagues on various initiatives, such as Digital Nations Group, as well as co-hosting the 24-hour global digital experience DWG24. She has had a number of research papers published with DWG on topics such as organizational readiness and collaboration.

Join us as we discuss how people within an organisational ecosystem can be nurtured to thrive by learning from nature’s patterns.

Listen Live (Archive Available)

Host: Andy Goram


14 March 2022
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm GMT
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