Episode 184

How to Thrive in the Modern Workplace

To thrive in the modern workplace, good communication is critical. But how can managers identify the most efficient ways to exchange messages with their teams? 

We asked Jane Bozarth, Director of Research at Learning Guild, to join us on The Visual Lounge and help unpack our recent research report, ‘Chaos to Clarity: How to Thrive in the Modern Workplace’. 

Jane shares her thoughts on the most interesting findings from the research, explaining how to make meetings more productive, leverage the benefits of asynchronous videos and use visuals to enhance your communication. 

Plus, she shares why it could be time to change the medium you’re using to better connect with your team. 

Learning points from the episode include: 

  • 00:00 – Introduction 
  • 02:00 – Introducing the research report 
  • 03:58 – Are meetings still popular? 
  • 05:53 – How to make meetings more productive 
  • 07:46 – When to use asynchronous video 
  • 10:07 – Are meetings always the right medium to convey information? 
  • 12:32 – How to make asynchronous video effective 
  • 17:39 – Sending better emails 
  • 22:15 – Visuals make your messages more effective 
  • 25:51 – Jane’s final thoughts on the report 
  • 28:49 – Jane’s Speed Round 
  • 36:45 – The final take  

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About the Podcast

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.