The Paradox of the Connected Workplace with Reb Rebele
If it is easier than ever to connect with our colleagues, customers, and collaborators, then why do we still find it so challenging to actually work together and get things done? Many of us spend the majority of our working hours in meetings, on the phone, or responding to emails, yet if we crunch the numbers, we often have little return to show for that substantial time investment. That’s because collaboration is inefficient and culture is hard to get right. Collaboration and culture are big buzzwords for a reason – when done right, they can make work more productive and more meaningful. This talk shows how researchers and industry leaders are turning to data and analytics for insights about how organizations and communities can work together better.
Reb Rebele is a researcher for Wharton People Analytics and teaches in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. His research, writing and consulting projects bring behavioral science and research into the world of work to drive better employee experiences and organizational outcomes. Reb earned his own MAPP degree in 2010 after spending his early career with the United States Mint and Kaplan. Since MAPP, he has been a frequent collaborator of Professor Adam Grant on the topics of giving and originality, part of a resilience training team working with the U.S. Army and groups of educators, and a speaker on a number of applied psychology topics to groups as diverse as local veterinary and nursing students, national non-profits and conferences, and global companies and universities. His writing has appeared in books (Flourishing in Work, Life, and Careers), magazines (Harvard Business Review), and online (Huffington Post, Psychology Today), and he has been an advisor to the International Positive Psychology Association. For more, visit rebrebele.com.