By Michal Šrajer
Happiness@Work PodcastJun 03, 2021
Management 3.0 (with Ralph van Roosmalen)
For the next interview, I invited Ralph van Roosmalen - CEO of Management 3.0. Management 3.0 is an international movement started in 2010 by Jurgen Appelo. Their mission is very similar to ours - to change the world of work (and to make the management everyone's job). And as we discussed with Ralph, it is about a mindset change supported by a collection of tools, practices, and games they provide...
Basecamp and remote work (with Jason Fried)
A new season and a new episode of Happiness@Work Podcast!
This episode was recorded as an interview during our annual international Happiness@Work conference at the end of 2020. It was my great pleasure to talk to Jason Fried, co-founder, and CEO of the world-famous company Basecamp.
Besides products used by millions of people worldwide and bestselling books like "It doesn't have to be crazy at work", Jason and his team are also known for the great company culture they have. In this episode, you will find out how to build a "calm company" where people can thrive while working fully remotely. And you will be surprised how differently Basecamp works compared to what most of us know about remote work from the past year...
Menlo Innovations (with Rich Sheridan)
I recorded this episode of the podcast during the International Conference on Happiness at Work in Copenhagen, where both me and Rich led a workshop. Rich Sheridan is the author of a famous book Joy Inc and also founder of Menlo Innovations - company which has the mission to "end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology.".
The unique thing about Menlo Innovations and also the main topic of our interview was pairing. It's the way of work, where two people cooperate on one task. They sit together behind one computer, with one keyboard (or even one pen & paper) and discuss and share their ideas. In the first view, a very unusual idea. But one that brings many advantages to company culture.
We discussed how pairing helps to build feedback culture or how it improves learning within the organization. At Menlo Innovations, pairing is, of course, also an integral part of the interview process and it greatly helps to test for culture fit before looking at the technical topics.
If you'd like to dive deeper into happiness at work, don't miss our international conference coming to Prague (Czech Republic) on October 10th, 2019. For more details about the event, visit happinessatwork.cz.
Journalism And Positive Psychology 2.0 (with Mikael Kamber)
TINYpulse (with David Niu)
But we didn't talk only about the app. Few years ago, David took his "careercation" and travelled the world while interviewing entrepreneurs and CEOs in various countries and cultures. We have much more in common than I expected :)
Lykki (with Calvin Johnson)
Happy Hawaii (with Heather Patterson)
Strava (with Tracy Lorenz)
Zappos (with Jon Wolske)
Atlassian (with Dom Price)
Happiness at work in Italy (with Giovanni Battista Pozza)
Vygon (with Florent Amion)
Enjoy our discussion about changes towards humanistic management model they implemented in past few years.
Incentro (with John de Koning)
Jump Movement (with Ineke Hurkmans)
Happy Netherlands (with Gea Peper and Fennande van der Meulen)
Happiness at SEB Pension (with Søren Lockwood, CEO)
Introduction to happiness at work with Alexander Kjerulf
We’ve talked with Alex about the basics of happiness at work: What does it mean, why is it important in today’s world but also what can each of us do to be happier at work...