FOR WHAT IT'S WORK PODCAST
Feb 21, 2023
Cooler Convos - Sunday Scaries
Mondays: Filled with commuting, meetings, deadlines, and a (potentially) toxic workplace. Ah, the horror! If you’ve ever been spooked by the Sunday scaries, you aren’t alone. Most people have that end-of-the-weekend slump too, but where the heck did it come from? Franzi and Lillie are investigating that very question in this Cooler Convo, a bonus episode of For What It’s Work.
Let's remember that the concept of a 40-hour workweek was based on the belief that someone else would manage the household chores, cooking, childcare, and errands. This model wasn't designed for you to be doing it all. So if you're struggling with the Sunday scaries, burnout, or a general work slump, be gentle with yourself. You're doing a good job. Explore this idea further in this episode of “For What It’s Work.”
May 10, 2023
S1E7 - The Buttclench Life
What began as a humorous way to roast the “rise and grind” mentality, the Buttclentch Life swiftly morphed into a fully developed way of life. From laundry sniff tests to putting the grind at the center of life, it’s a new spin on the hustle culture that you may be able to relate to even more…or not. Join Franzi and Lillie for childhood stories, laughs, and work rants in this final episode of season 1!
May 3, 2023
S1E6 - Myranda Heipel on Recruiting Yourself: Gaining Confidence to Find the Right Job
Applying to a company that values a “people first” mentality can be a challenging feat, especially if you're not sure what to look out for. But that’s where Myranda Heipel, former tech recruiter and expert in building human-led organizations, can help. Join Myranda, Franzi, and Lillie as they explore how to identify a human-centric workplace from job listings to the interview processes, all while exuding self-confidence along the way.
Apr 12, 2023
Cooler Convo - What do Office Pizza Parties Have to Do with Ancient Egypt?
Tombs, pharaohs, pastries… are we in a history class or talking about office pizza parties? Pizza parties are often the symbol of bad bosses and a poor work culture (since the Bronze Age, apparently). But do they have to be? Find out what Franzi, Collato’s Culture Manager, says in this Cooler Convo.
Apr 5, 2023
S1E5 - Overcome Procrastination With Emotional Agility
From to-do lists to task management tools, these productivity “hacks” are ineffective because you’re missing the key to unlocking their potential: emotional agility. In this episode, Franzi and Lillie discuss the real reasons behind procrastination and what to do about it so you can spend time doing what you enjoy the most.
Mar 29, 2023
Cooler Convos -Red Flags in Job Postings
News flash! Job postings can reveal signs of trouble ahead with a potential employer or role. But how exactly can you tell? In this Cooler Convo, Franzi and Lillie chat about the sneakily integrated red flags in job postings so we can all steer clear of potentially toxic workplaces.
Mar 22, 2023
S1E4 - Do I Suck at my Job, or is it Just Imposter Syndrome?
It’s happened to the best of us - imposter syndrome. The haunting feeling that your best isn’t good enough because, well, you’re just terrible at everything. But how you overcome this thought process depends on which type of “imposter” you are. In this episode, Franzi and Lillie will cover the different categories of imposter syndrome and provide solutions for each one so you can navigate work (or life) in confidence.
Mar 15, 2023
Cooler Convos - I Know I’m New, But my Boss is Being Unreasonable
When we’re total noobs in a job role, we tend to give our coworkers the benefit of the doubt. Besides, we’re new here. But what happens when you start to feel their toxic micromanagement tendencies past that “I’m new here” date? In this episode of Cooler Convos, Franzi and Lillie are unpacking a Reddit conundrum: Is my boss being unreasonable?
Mar 8, 2023
S1E3 - Workplace Psychological Safety is Not a Joke, Jim!
The Office: a hilarious sitcom or a perfect example of a toxic workplace? We’d argue both. Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. is the epiphany of a fear-based working environment- from flat-out complacency to routine harassment. Unpack the art of workplace psychological safety with Franzi and Lillie, so you can foster innovation and a healthy work culture (and not be a Michael Scott). Be afraid of how much you’ll love this episode.
Mar 1, 2023
Cooler Convos - Big Ego Energy
Would Justin Bieber or Kanye West make the better boss? The answer is likely obvious (not everyone has such an epic hair evolution). But in all seriousness, Big Ego Energy can harm meaningful relationships, whether at the celebrity level or in the workplace. In this Cooler Convo, a bonus episode of For What It’s Work, find out how you can save yourself from ego before you become a tormenting Kanye-like co-worker.
Feb 22, 2023
S1E2 - Feedforward is a Strategy Worth Marrying
What happens when a performance review breaks your heart? Do you take revenge, stay awake contemplating every work decision you’ve ever made, or move onto bigger and better things? Feedforward is that thing. But who is this mysterious feedforward, and how can you use it to foster positive workplace relationships? Join Franzi and Lillie to find out.
Feb 21, 2023
S1E1 - What They Don’t Tell You About Collaboration...
Collaboration is a challenge…unless you’re Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, apparently. People tell us that collaboration is the secret ingredient to innovation - but we can’t help to wonder, how do we actually do the thing? In this episode, Franzi and Lillie drop the best collaborative practices (like it’s hot) to figure out: How can we learn to work together as the best version of ourselves?