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Podcast with Assoc. Prof. Mandy O'Neill

Do You Have An Emotional Culture Strategy? Podcast with Assoc. Prof. Mandy O’Neill

Mandy O’Neill is an associate professor of management at the George Mason University School of Business. Mandy’s research focuses on how conceptualizing organizational culture as a function of emotions and gender enhances the link between culture and a number of individual teams, organizational processes, and outcomes, including decision making, attitudes, career success, health behavior, corporate strategy, and financial performance. Her research has been featured in journal and media publications all over the world.

In this week’s episode, we explore why leaders and teams need to invest in creating healthy emotional cultures and the practical steps they can take based on the latest research in workplaces.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:54] – Mandy explains what her research has found about the importance and bottom-line value of intentionally, managing the emotional culture of an organization.
  • [04:48] – Mandy outlines what an emotional culture strategy might look like practically in workplaces.
  • [07:21] – Mandy explains why creating a healthy emotional culture doesn’t mean leaders should try to eliminate negativity.
  • [10:12] – Mandy shares an example of how a health organization intentionally improved their emotional culture.
  • [13:09] – Mandy offers guidance on the best ways to measure a workplace’s emotional culture.
  • [17:03] – Mandy provides some tips for how we can practically improve the emotional culture of our workplaces and create more affection, caring, and concern for each other.
  • [21:45] – Mandy offers some suggestions for navigating more uncomfortable conversations with each other.
  • [25:20] – Mandy completes the Lightning Round.

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