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Podcast with Jim Harter

Can You Help Create A Net Thriving Culture at Work? Podcast with Jim Harter

Jim Harter, Ph.D. is chief scientist for Gallup’s Workplace and Management and Well-Being Practises. Jim is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationships between work-unit employee engagement and business results. This study currently includes 2.7 million employees across 54 industries in 96 countries.

His work has appeared in many publications including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, as well as a number of academic articles and book chapters. Jim is also the co-author of a number of number one selling books including It’s the Manager, The Elements of Great Managing, and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. His most recent book, Wellbeing at Work: How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams, is co-authored with Jim Clifton and released on May the 4th this year.

In this week’s episode, Jim Harter shares his insights from the latest Gallup research to help us understand how to create a Net Thriving Culture at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:29] – Jim explains how thriving is defined in ‘Wellbeing at Work’
  • [03:54] – Jim explains the research that underpins this definition of thriving
  • [06:45] – Jim unpacks a measure of thriving that all organizations can use
  • [08:41] – Jim explains the five factors that can help us move from struggling to thriving
  • [10:53] – Jim explains how the Gallup Net Thriving Score fills a gap in well-being measurement
  • [13:39] – Jim shares the new findings from his research about thriving and employee engagement
  • [18:38] – Jim explains how we can create net thriving at the team level
  • [22:07] – Jim suggests how leaders can take a more holistic approach to creating well-being at work
  • [26:46] – Jim Describes the experience of a net thriving culture
  • [28:59] – Jim suggests practical ways we can help create a net thriving culture
  • [31:03] – Jim Shares some cautions and caveats we need to be aware of
  • [34:55] – Jim completes the lightning round

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