It’s the People, People: A conversation on 21st Century People Practices
It’s the People, People: A conversation with Dan Pink and Polly LaBarre on 21st Century People Practices
What makes people tick at work—and how do we radically rethink our people practices to make work (and organizations) work better?
The “modern” organization was invented over a century ago to solve for very different challenges than we face today—to maximize standardization, specialization, predictability, and control. Today, when the challenge is to become more resilient, more inventive, and more inspiring, we’re still trapped in that factory mentality.
How do we fundamentally rethink what makes people tick—and retool our organizations to help them flourish? How do we re-make our management processes to go with the grain of human nature? How do we unleash human potential and amplify human capability? In other words, how do we make our organizations more human in order to make them more adaptable? And, finally, how do we make ourselves more resilient and agile?
These are the themes Dan Pink has been exploring with great insight for years. He brings his signature clever and contrarian thinking to this hangout on what makes people tick at work—and how to re-design and align management practices to unleash their best gifts; offer up bold new ideas for hacking HR; and share new thinking on how we make ourselves more agile and resilient.
Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work — including the New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive, which together have been translated into 34 languages.
His latest is To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, which offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales—and what it takes to influence and move others. To Sell is Human is a #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller.
Dan’s other books include: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need, and Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself.
Check out Dan's series of podcasts, Office Hours.
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