Is Purpose Working?
Podcast Archive and Related Resources
The health, economic, and social crises of 2020 have accelerated a trend towards organizations seeking to act with greater and broader purpose for the good of many stakeholders—and not just shareholders.
NovoEd is proud to sponsor an innovative, new podcast series that showcases the latest thought leadership on purpose-driven companies. Here you will find an archive of the episodes, exclusive content, as well as perspectives and resources that connect purpose to learning.
Purpose Driven Workplace: The Role of Purpose In Supercharging Workplace Learning
Industry analysts and experts Stacia Garr and Dani Johnson of RedThread Research and Christ Pieri of The Learning Futures Group share what they have learned about the talent and learning practices of purpose-driven organizations.
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Purpose + Vision + Long-Term Value Is the Real Purpose Power Equation
EPISODE 10 – What does global services firm EY mean when it says it’s all about ‘building a better working world’?
Using Purpose to Align People to What’s Next
EPISODE 9 – For Suzanne Gibbs Howard of IDEO U, if it’s to survive, L&D needs to about be a lot more than just MOOCs and recorded talking heads.
How Purpose Makes Its Mark in Venture Capital
EPISODE 8 – We move away from finding out about purpose at work to a very different universe: market-driven venture capitalism. Can purpose be there, too?
How Learning Shapes Culture at a Purpose-Driven Organization
EPISODE 7 – If life is a “health journey,” as pharma giant Sanofi puts it, you need a health journey partner—one ideally driven by purpose. So, how can purpose shape the culture that makes it the perfect partner?
What Purpose Means for the World’s Largest Healthcare Company
EPISODE 6: Johnson & Johnson says its purpose includes a commitment to making a sound profit—as well to the communities in which it works. Can both drivers be equally true?
Purpose, Culture—But Also Thinking: Connecting Personal, Role, and Organizational Purpose
EPISODE 5: We all want to see our organizations get more collaborative, productive, engaged, and purpose-driven. What does that look like in practice?
The Importance of Authenticity for a Purpose-Driven Organization
EPISODE 4: Featuring Dr. Rachel Fichter, Global Head of Talent and Leadership at S&P Global. Why, for S&P Global’s Dr. Rachel Fichter, you can’t just come up with a purpose that doesn’t match what your organization actually does
How Purpose Serves as an Organizational Constitution
EPISODE 3: Featuring Jeff Orlando, Medtronic’s Vice President of Global Learning and Leadership Development. This week, we hear what it’s like working for a company so dedicated to purpose it awards medals for following it.
Connecting Purpose to How We Work as Human Beings
EPISODE 2: Featuring Aaron Hurst, Purpose Influencer, social entrepreneur, & author. Our current economic era is defined by purpose: the creation of meaning for people as employees and consumers drives market demand and innovation. Aaron Hurst defines purpose and discusses why it is a necessity on personal, professional, and organizational levels.
Is Workplace Learning the Secret to Organizational Purpose?
EPISODE 1: Featuring Stacia Garr, RedThread Research. What connects the very different brands of Accenture, Ben and Jerry’s, and Bank of America? They’re all part of a trend to place purpose at the heart of everything they do.
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10 Things Corporate Learning Leaders Need to Know About Purpose
How should L&D leaders engage? Over a six month period, we collaborated with RedThread Research, Learning Futures Group – and thought leaders from major organizations around the world – to bring you their perspectives on purpose and how corporate learning plays a role in achieving purpose.
Purpose-Driven Leaders: Leadership Development for Business Transformation
In a time of massive disruption, purpose-driven leaders can keep people productive and engaged through behaviors that emphasize a growth mindset, collaboration, and inclusion.
Purpose Driven Learning in Turbulent Times
Purpose in an organization involves learning to work collectively and leveraging engagement. To achieve this dynamic, organizations have embraced three core concepts of purpose-driven learning to transform key learning programs.
Purpose Driven Leadership: Leadership Development for Business Transformation
Hear how the company created CEMEX University CONNECT, a digital learning program for new managers worldwide.
Building Organizational Capabilities in the New Normal
At a time when we are collectively asked to do better, skills and capabilities can align to drive change so that we all can thrive, and not just survive.
About the producers of the podcast
Stacia Garr and Dani Johnson are co-founders and principal analysts at RedThread Research, a human capital research and advisory firm that provides unbiased research on talent management, learning, diversity and inclusion, and people analytics – as well as the supporting technologies. Learn more
Chris Pirie is the founder and CEO of The Learning Futures Group, which helps organizations rethink their learning and development strategy in the face of historic workplace disruption and change. Learn more
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