Learning Rewired Podcast

Leadership, Performance and Productivity

How is leadership different now, compared to two years ago? What are the factors that will make a virtual organisation model succeed? And how will leaders manage intellectual workload, which has a finite capacity, a decade from now?

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Learning Rewired Season 2

#07 Leadership, Performance and Productivity with Andrew Mawson

Andrew Mawson and Thiago Kiwi discuss how leadership has changed, how leaders can make virtual models work better, mental health, and some leadership challenges of the future.

In this podcast, our host Thiago Kiwi speaks with Andrew Mawson, who is the founder and managing director of Advanced Workplace Associates.

  • How leadership is different today (and why leaders need to step back).
  • Key factors to consider for virtual organisation models.
  • How we might deal with the finite resource that is the brain, and what this will mean for the future of intellectual workloads.
Meet our Guest

Andrew Mawson

Andrew Mawson is one of Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) Founding Directors and holds the executive position of Managing Director.

Andrew is a pioneer, thinker, and speaker on matters ‘work and place’, trusted by leaders to provide expert guidance, experience and insight to ensure they find the right workplace model to meet their business and people needs. He has expert knowledge and experience of new models of working, as well as an in-depth understanding of business strategy, culture, space, technology and human behaviour to improve business performance and empower leaders to achieve their goals.

Learn more about Andrew Mawson

In this Episode...

How can you increase productivity and learning within your team? What I've learned is that the more you give people oxygen, the more space you give people, the more empowerment you give them. Yeah, they drop a few clangers here and there, but they don't learn if they don't make some mistakes. And as long as those mistakes are not sort of mission critical, then I think that there's just part of the learning process.
You mentioned six factors that make a really big difference in operating in a virtual model. Can you tell us about them? The first one is social cohesion, friendliness. The second one is perceived supervisory support: is my manager is helping me? The third is communication and information sharing. The fourth is vision: do I understand the vision of the organisation? Do I understand how my goals relates to the vision? The fifth is about external outreach - are you exposing yourself to external knowledge? Knowledge outside of your typical realm? The sixth, that underpins all of this, is trust. Do the organisation look out for me?

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