Michael Bush is the CEO of Great Place to Work. The global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 best companies to work for list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings all over the world. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations. He’s also a former member of President Obama’s white house business council, and a founding board member of the private equity seed fund, Fund Good Jobs, which invests in small Inner-City businesses.
In this week’s episode, we discover what the latest research suggests creates a great place to work and why prioritizing people’s wellbeing improves productivity and profitability.
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- [02:32] – Michael outlines the business case for companies to be great places to work.
- [04:39] – Michael shares the evidence-based factors that help people to feel happier at work.
- [08:18] – Michael explains how the global pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and a tense political environment impacted the happiness of workers.
- [13:28] – Michael explains why organizations who prioritized their people’s wellbeing over their financial wellbeing – even during uncertain times – fared better over the past year.
- [16:35] – Michael offers some tips for how workplaces can build trust with their people.
- [26:34] – Michael shares examples of how the best places to work are helping workers navigate the transition to a ‘new normal’ or work post-pandemic.
- [31:15] – Michael enters the lightning round
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