The Vibrant Workplace: Hybrid Work Edition - Part 1

PERKS Editorial Team

PERKS Editorial Team


July 7, 2021

The Building Culture Podcast - Episode 2.6

Bestselling author Dr. Paul White speaks on what compelled him to write The Vibrant Workplace

Dr. Paul White, PhD is the bestselling author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace and president of Appreciation at Work. He and Evelyn discuss what compelled him to write The Vibrant Workplace, as well as how to manage different working and communication styles, what a toxic workplace looks like, and keeping employees engaged in remote and hybrid offices. Please tune in for part 2 as well.

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Show notes:

  • Building Culture had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Paul in February about his book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. Read here.
  • The 5 Languages of Appreciation is a bestseller and has sold over 500,000 copies to date. Tell us more about your second book, The Vibrant Workplace: Overcoming the Obstacles to Building a Culture of Appreciation.
  • What was your motivation for writing The Vibrant Workplace after The 5 Languages of Appreciation?
  • How do we manage/handle so many different working and communication styles on one team?
  • “51 percent of managers believe they are doing a good job of recognizing good work. Only 17 percent of their employees agree.”  Why is there a disconnect between leadership and the rest of the team? 
    • We touch on this in our e-book, "A Simple Guide to Building Company Culture"
    • Guidance, when it’s okay to share feedback, getting to know one another through team-building activities
  • What would you define as a toxic workplace? And does that look different in a remote/hybrid workplace?
  • How do you keep employees engaged in remote/hybrid offices?
  • How do we translate all this knowledge into hybrid working environments - specifically, the component of culture?