At Work with The Ready

Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin have helped teams around the world adopt more modern ways of working and on At Work with The Ready they’re sharing the inside scoop with you, too. Whether you’re struggling with a carousel of ineffective meetings, annual strategy sessions that go nowhere, or decision-making churn that never ceases, they’ve seen it all and are here to help. In each episode, they'll break down common workplace challenges and show you the moves—both big and small—to start making real, lasting change. (Formerly “Brave New Work” with Aaron Dignan and Rodney Evans)

Management
Entrepreneurship
Business
1
14. Surviving the Summertime Slump
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore why summer is where progress goes to die in our organizations and what to do about it.
41 min
2
13. Leadership Teams of the Future Act Like Org...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin dig into why current leadership is behind the times and needs to change along with their organizations.
51 min
3
12. Breaking the Cycle of Meeting-ocrity
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore our worst meeting habits and how to overcome them.
56 min
4
11. The Ones Who Care The Most Will Leave You F...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin unpack why those most eager to evolve an organization are also the most likely to leave.
46 min
5
10. RACI is The Wrong Answer To The Right Question
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin take RACIs and other accountability matrixes to task for not delivering on their promises.
48 min
6
9. Ask Us Anything No. 1: You Asked, We Answered
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin open up the mail bag and answer questions from their listeners.
38 min
7
8. Traditional Consulting Sold You a Great Idea...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin dig into what traditional consulting promises and what it does and doesn’t deliver.
49 min
8
7. Sync or Swim: Riding the Waves of Async Work
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore why companies default to face time and how async practices that align with the job to be done are the future.
47 min
9
6. If You're Faking It, You Won't Make It
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore why we struggle to talk about our feelings around change and how it’s holding us back from true transformation.
47 min
10
5. Silos Are For Corn, Not For People
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin investigate why we continue to work in silos even when we know all their problems, and how to start breaking the walls down.
45 min
11
4. Return to Office: Real Issue or Handy Distra...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore all the important questions we’re not answering when we’re fighting about “return to office” mandates.
40 min
12
3. How 1:1 Meetings Are Messing Up Your Culture
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore why certain organizations rely heavily on 1:1 meetings to get things done and how they’re actually damaging their teams and culture.
39 min
13
2. Your PowerPoint Deck Is Not a Strategy
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore why strategy as we know it, shape it, and do it so often fails and what to do instead.
40 min
14
163/1. A Brave New Chapter
Aaron Dignan, Rodney Evans, and Sam Spurlin talk about the show’s past, present, and future in this special trio episode.
35 min
15
The Future of HR: The End Is Just the Beginning
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin reflect on our Future of HR miniseries and what they learned along the way.
39 min
16
The Future of HR: Creating Irresistible Workpla...
Rodney Evans talks with guest Josh Bersin about HR’s role at the crossroads of the future of work.
45 min
17
The Future of HR: AUA Confidential Edition
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin dig into our anonymous question box and share their thoughts on HR problems facing listeners.
47 min
18
The Future of HR: Slaying Your Company’s Org De...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin explore how to free HR from the clutches of organizational debt and free up capacity.
44 min
19
The Future of HR: HR’s Data Dilemma and Breakin...
Rodney Evans and guest Brian Elliott explore how to find and use data to make big changes in HR.
50 min
20
The Future of HR: Finding a Third Way with AI T...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin continue their conversation about meaningfully exploring how AI will impact HR.
23 min
21
The Future of HR: Finding a Third Way with AI T...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin set all the fear and hype aside to meaningfully explore how AI could impact HR.
36 min
22
The Future of HR: Putting the “Change” Back in ...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin talk about the future of change agents within HR departments and how they can help unlock the dynamic Talent Marketplace that fuels Mission-Based Teams.
42 min
23
The Future of HR: Why Being CPO Is Just the Har...
Rodney Evans talks with guest Hebba Youssef about why the CPO role is the hardest job at any company.
48 min
24
The Future of HR: Giving HRBPs the Future-of-Wo...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin talk about where the HRBP role went wrong and how it needs to change to embrace the future.
36 min
25
The Future of HR: Building Your Capabilities Pt...
Rodney Evans and Sam Spurlin finish their talk about the six key capabilities every HR department needs to learn, strengthen, and evolve to succeed in the future of work.
28 min