Derek Newberry is Head of Organization and Culture Design at co:collective and co-author of the book “The Culture Puzzle: Harnessing the Forces That Drive Your Organization’s Success” which offers a proven model for identifying and leveraging the essential elements of any culture. Mike Petrusky asks Derek about his passion for helping organizations thrive by defining their core purpose, strategic vision, and cultural values while they explore the role of the workplace in 2024. They discuss the challenges of disconnection and fragmentation inside organizations and wonder if in-person office experiences might help foster better collaboration. Mike and Derek agree that flexibility is essential, but also see the value of creating an attractive workplace that provides spaces that support creativity, personal connections and inspirational events. Storytelling, relationship-building, and encouraging bottom-up innovation are key principles to help you create a great culture, and enable you to be a Workplace Innovator for your organization!

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