Are you getting bored of hearing the phrase: "employees are our greatest assets", or terms like "human capital", or even "human resources"? Well, then this podcast is a must-listen for you, because we chat with Rodd Wagner has his finger firmly on the pulse of how the world of work is changing, and we couldn't agree more, as transparency, individualisation and recognition are the driving forces of whether organisations will be successful in the future.

"One thing is almost true for everything in terms of what an organisation is doing for its people. If the purpose of the initiative is to do something FOR the employees, and not TO your people, then it is great. This is the same for wellbeing and engagement initiatives."

In this episode we talk about:

  • How did Rodd get into the field of employee engagement and happiness?
  • Why the term Widgets? What motivated Rodd to write this book?
  • What is his opinion about the role of Chief Happiness Officer?
  • Work-Life Balance vs. Work-Life Integration
  • What are the 12 rules of engagement introduced in his book?
  • Last question: if Rodd could give one advice to a CEO on how to make employees more engaged at his or her company, what would be his advice?

Rodd Wagner is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. He is currently working on his fourth book, to be announced later this year (2018). His columns for Forbes can be found here. You can follow Rodd on LinkedIn and Twitter. Find more information on his book: Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People.