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Transform Your Workplace

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends.Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more. 

Jul 16, 2019

"A bravespace workplace is one where people can show up as they are, both perfect and flawed, and do great things together. " — Moe Carrick 

Most workplaces are unfit for human life. Many are still miserable at work. Despite the efforts of good leaders and managers in taking care of their people - investing and training them as well as creating an enjoyable workplace, they still fail. Why is that? 

Something needs to change to create a win-win situation for both the employee and employer. 

This motivated Moe Carrick to write Bravespace Workplace, where she puts everything into perspective. She explores how a lot of employers are treating their employees wrong. She recognizes that people are such a huge component in building a great company. 

Our conversation is centered around her book - Bravespace Workspace. In the book, she talks about real-life stories about how companies and organizations are into bringing out the best in their people. We also discuss technology's role in the workplace, the definition of masculinity and femininity at work, inefficient managers, vulnerability, braveness, and many more! 

Today's episode is jam-packed with ideas for creating a great workplace that's applicable to any organization! 

I encourage you to go grab a copy of her book! It's an excellent book for everyone in the workforce, especially business leaders and managers who are looking into a more thoughtful and human-like approach to leading their people and business. 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Moe’s motivation and inspiration for writing "Bravespace Workplace"
  • Why organizations are not as human as they need to be able to get the best out of people
  • How the mindset that stems out from the industrial revolution resulted in unhealthy workplaces today
  • Profits and economics
  • What is a “Bravespace Workspace” and what does it look like
  • Brave space workplace vs. toxic workplace
  • Why bad managers and leaders are the major cause of a toxic workplace and why companies still hang on to them
  • The role of technology and machines in our work
  • Defining masculinity and femininity in the workplace
  • Are nap pods and ping pong tables really efficient and effective? (like what big companies like Google do to keep their employees engaged)
  • The advantages of small and medium-sized organizations over large companies
  • Moe's response when people say they love their job
  • What's next after the path of Bravespace Workplace 


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 More about Moe: 

Moe Carrick is the best selling author of the book Bravespace Workplace and also the founder of Moementum Consulting Firm. She believes that people are the ones that make organizations great. She greatly believes that people can and should thrive at work and that when they do, organizations succeed. 

With over 30 years of work in organizations on issues of partnership, leadership, inclusion, strategy, and culture Moe believes that rigorous self-awareness, courage, honest dialogue, active involvement, and empathy are fundamental to building full partnerships based on trust and curiosity. 

Moe is passionate about the role work plays in creating meaning for our lives and in the role business can play as a force for good. She is a regular blogger on topics related to people at work and is a contributor to Conscious Company Magazine. Maven House Press released her first book, bestseller FIT MATTERS: How to Love Your Job, with co-author Cammie Dunaway in 2017. Her second book, Bravespace: Creating Workplaces Fit for Human Life, releases in June 2019. She holds a Master’s Degree in OD, is a Certified Daring Way™/Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Coach, and administrator of a variety of tools in her trade. 

Learn more about Moe and her work here.


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