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Podcast with Mandy O'Neill

Can You Create a Workplace With More Love & Connection? Podcast with Mandy O’Neill

Mandy O’Neill, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management at the George Mason University School of Business and a Senior Scientist at the University Center for the Advancement of Wellbeing. Mandy holds a doctorate in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where she was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow and is an expert on organizational culture, immersions in the workplace, and women’s careers.

Mandy consults and conducts academic research across a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, global technology firms, major medical centers, and emergency response teams. Her work has been published in a variety of scholarly and practitioner journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and the Harvard Business Review.

In this episode, we look at the headlines of the Wellbeing Lab research from the US and the importance of a culture of companionate love in workplaces.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:50] – Mandy shares an overview of the most recent Wellbeing Lab research results from the US.
  • [11:23] – Mandy explains what companionate love is and the impact it has on workplaces.
  • [14:28] – Mandy explains the difference between cognitive and emotional culture.
  • [17:28] – Mandy shares the impact that leaders demonstrating companionate love has in workplaces.
  • [21:22] – Mandy suggests ways leaders can build a culture of companionate love.
  • [26:08] – Mandy enters the lightning round.

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