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130: The pursuit of togetherness at work with Bruce Daisley
4th November 2022 • Happier At Work® • Aoife O'Brien
00:00:00 00:55:12

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Since the arrival of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, our ways of working have significantly shifted, and our sense of social connection has taken an almighty hit. Joining Aoife this week is special guest Bruce Daisley. Bruce is a former VP of Twitter, now bestselling author, keynote speaker, workplace culture enthusiast and host of the brilliant Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast.

Throughout the discussion, Bruce discusses individualism versus collectivism and the pursuit of togetherness at work. Bruce reveals how resilience is a strength in which we draw from one another and unpacks the bright side of the pandemic and the opportunities it has brought. We also hear how work cultures differ across the globe and the power that lies within groups and storytelling. Further key points throughout include:

- An introduction to Bruce Daisley

- What on earth is resilience?

- The powerful link between social identity and groups

- How having a best friend at work can boost happiness

- Maintaining connections in a hybrid working environment

- Dealing with ‘bad apples’ in the workplace

- Climbing the corporate ladder and being greeted with workplace isolation at the top

- The biggest challenge of organisational culture and team dynamics

- Can a pay rise buy you happiness at work?

- How storytelling can transform business relationships

- What Happier at Work means to Bruce and the concept of the laughter barometer

‘’We’re entering an era where work might be a smaller part of our identity than it has been till now. But we’re also entering an era where left unchecked, we could be lonelier and more disconnected than ever before.’’ – Bruce Daisley.


Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!


Bruce Daisley podcast: Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat

Book: Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam

Book: What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz

Book: The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Gallup: The increasing importance of a Best Friend at Work

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