Sun, 7 February 2016
Today’s Future of Work podcast is with Anne Raimondi the SVP of Strategy at Zendesk. The topic today is a little different than most of the topics covered on the podcast. Anne speaks on rethinking our personal and professional relationships. Our relationships drive what we do in our personal lives, and how we interact inside our companies. They are changing right along with the future of work. With advances in technology, we are finding that work is spreading into every aspect of our lives. Anne describes how instead of focusing on work-life balance, the focus should be on work-life integration and how it effects the relationships we build and maintain.
Working with Zendesk for over two years, Anne’s position could be described as, to make sure people are happy, work well together, and get things done. Zendesk provides a customer service platform and tools for companies to utilize in varies forms. Growing from around 400 employees, to around 1300 since Anne has been on board, Zendesk has maintained a focus on making sure they remain a great place to work. Anne shares her tips for creating technology boundaries at home and at the workplace. The thoughts shared in this podcast regarding Zendesk’s focus on building authentic relationships in the workplace can be utilized in any organization!
What you will learn in this episode
How the concept of relationships are changing
Work-life Balance vs Work-life Integration
Creating technology boundaries
What it means to be a working Mom
Millennials effect on employee engagement
What Zendesk does internally to help drive positive relationships
Women in leadership roles
Links from the episode
(Music by Ronald Jenkees)