Dear Workplace

DEAR WORKPLACE

Your safe place to untangle workplace questions.

Can I be happier and more fulfilled at work?

Reimagine how you thrive at work through conversations that matter.

Meet Dear Workplace

Dear Workplace is the podcast untangling all your workplace questions. Join us to study trends, changes, and challenges to rethink how we work.

That’s a lot to carry around in a place where you spend a lot of time.

In each episode, we’ll talk with executives, innovators, and experts and visit different industries around the world so you gain actionable insights and tips.

SEASON 1 EPISODES

Episode 1: Rethink What is Normal

It’s been a year since the pandemic in 2020 shifted our lives. Where are we now and how has this year changed the way we think about what is normal at work?

Episode 2: Work Without Burnout

We’ve seen an increase in burnout since the pandemic and an increase in workplace happiness. How can we reimagine well-being at work?

Episode 3: Buying Cause You Care

Why do you buy what you buy? The pandemic not only shifted us online, but also caused us to pay more attention about who we buy from. The question is: Why are we caring more now?

SEASON 1: Adapting to Transforming

2020 was the year of reacting to unexpected changes. We know things will not be the same for a while. We want to untangle all your people questions to help you find peace with this ongoing transition to help you get to a place of collaborative and curious transformation! In the upcoming episodes, here are some topics we will explore.
Got more ideas? Great! Let us know, and let’s talk about it.

Remote Onboarding

Found a job during COVID. Great! But you have yet to meet your colleagues. How do you build trust with someone you never met? How can we make our new members feel welcome and included? We’ll discuss how the onboarding process needs to be adapted—perhaps permanently?

Feedback Dreading

The exchange of feedback has always been tricky. But now, having to communicate feedback online feels extra challenging. And how can we constructively ask for feedback? We’ll explore ways to communicate online - verbally and nonverbally - to ensure the true meaning of your message is clear and constructive.

Stopping Empty Promises

Why are leaders not walking the talk? While many may be unaware of their actions, the consequences can be dangerous. A lack of psychological safety and trust discourages people from speaking up or becoming truly invested. We’ll discover ways to help leaders stop making promises they can’t keep.

GENERATIONAL Gap IN Leadership

Executives like to talk about how their managers lack strategic thinking. Managers like to complain that their leaders don't give them the space to grow. We’ll look at how we may need to rethink the leadership gap. Or is this in fact a generation learning gap?

Innovating Again & Again

We’ve all had to pivot. But doing it too frequently can be exhausting. We’ll dive into ways to foster a culture of sustainable innovation without causing burnout.

Belonging At Work

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel a sense of belonging at work? But what does that mean and how is that even possible when everyone feels it, and experiences it, differently? And how do the dynamics and demographics of five generations come into play? Let’s talk!

MEET YOUR HOST

MONICA H. KANG

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies around the world rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.