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Ep 216. Jen Fisher: How to Work Better Together

Jen Fisher is Deloitte’s chief well-being officer in the United States and the co-author of Work Better Together: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Bottom Lines. As Deloitte’s chief well-being officer in the United States, Jen helps Deloitte’s people to prioritize their well-being so they can be at their best in both their professional and personal lives. 

In this episode, Stew talks with Jen about relationships at work, how the pandemic as well as technology have had an impact on work connections and performance, and why it’s crucial to care for yourself if you’re going to succeed.  

 

Here then is an invitation for you, a challenge, after you’ve had a chance to listen to this episode. What can you do to care for yourself that will improve your performance at work as well as in your family and in your community?  Share your reactions to this episode and your suggestions for future shows with Stew by writing to him at friedman@wharton.upenn.edu or via LinkedIn

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Ep 220. Rob Cross: Breaking Free From Collaboration Overload

Rob Cross is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College and the author of Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead and Restore Your Well-Being. He has studied the underlying network dynamics of effective organizations and the collaborative practices of high performers for more than 20 years. Rob is cofounder and Research Director of the Connected Commons business consortium. He writes about practical approaches to enhancing collaboration, and is the coauthor of five other books, including The Hidden Power of Social Networks.In this episode, Stew talks with Rob about the causes of the epidemic of too much collaboration at work and how this problem has reduced productivity and well-being in all parts of our lives. They discuss Rob’s research on how effective collaborators break free from the tyranny of inessential collaboration and then focus their attention and energy on, among other things, finding simple ways to cultivate diverse networks that give them greater courage via fresh perspectives they gain on how to live a good life. Rob describes how to identify and reduce what he calls the now-common “micro-stressors” in our lives.Here then is an invitation for you, a challenge, after you’ve had a chance to listen to this episode: Identify one micro-stressor in your life – over which you can exert some control – and see if you can come up with a small step you can take to reduce or eliminate it. Share your reactions to this episode and suggestions for future shows with Stew by writing to him at friedman@wharton.upenn.edu or via LinkedIn.