The modern workplace can look like a supremely inhuman place. Data and algorithms drive every decision, and an obsession with profits, shareholder returns, and the bottom line often trump workers’ individual agency and creativity. HR policies seem to be set by unfeeling bureaucrats, and a healthy work-life balance seems impossible. Employees quickly become burned out and purposeless—and business suffers as a result.
How can we return humanity to the workplace? David Brendel, MD, Ph.D. and Ryan Stelzer, co-founders of Strategy of Mind, argue in their new book Think Talk Create: Building Workplaces Fit for Humans, that the answer has been with us for centuries. As ancient as the Socratic dialogue and as modern as the latest research in neurobiology, the discipline of active inquiry gives us a fundamentally different way of conducting human-work interactions. Through moving stories, Dr. Brendel and Mr. Stelzer show us how to think carefully about a challenge or an opportunity, engage in dialogue via open-ended questioning, and collaboratively build a strategy.
Dr. Brendel and Mr. Stelzer will be in conversation with Marianne Bertrand, Ph.D., the Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and co-director of Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Think Talk Create from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Dr. Brendel and Mr. Stelzer that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/think-talk-create-building-workplaces-fit-humans-fan-program-david-brendel-md-phd-and-ryan
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