In a recent episode of The Business of Giving podcast, Dr. Marcus Collins illuminates the profound role culture plays in shaping consumer behavior and organizational impact. Describing culture as a “realized meaning-making system”, Marcus emphasizes the importance of empathy in building authentic relationships, the strategic targeting of subcultures, and the synergy of music in nonprofit storytelling. He advocates for nonprofits to be anchored in and articulate their core beliefs, both internally and externally, as a means to inspire and connect. Furthermore, Dr. Collins posits that understanding and engaging with culture is not just a marketing tool, but an ethical responsibility that influences societal narratives and values.
Most companies and organizations would admit they have failed to create a truly innovative culture, one where the processes that spur innovation just come naturally. My next guest draws on behavioral science to provide a system for empowering individuals and teams to be their most curious and creative every single day. And in the midst of this pandemic, couldn’t we all use that? He is Scott Anthony, a senior partner at Innosight and author of Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside your Organization.
As regular listeners of The Business of Giving know, we focus a lot on the corporate culture and office environments of purpose-driven businesses and nonprofit organizations. But we have never spoken to anyone who has really studied the workplace in a rigorous and intentional way. But we will this evening. And it’s going to be with Jacob Morgan, whose recent book is entitled The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces They Want, the Tools They Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate.
Deborah Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Joins Denver Frederick
“The more we have toys and games, the more we need and thrive and long for human interaction… I think that there are art forms that need to transform and evolve and reconsider the spaces and the approach and the format of their performances, but there are people who are clamoring to come to experience whatever it is, live.”