In this special episode, our favorite experts on AI, tech monopolies, and more return to answer two key questions: What is something you’ve changed your mind about in 2018? And what is something you’d like to see become a larger part of the conversation in 2019?
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Technology can better serve humanity.
In this episode of Innovation For All Podcast, we talk to Jake Kahana, founder of Bettvr With Age and Caveday. Jake shares these two projects that look very different on the surface. In fact, they are united by a common goal: to demonstrate the social impact of technology. Discover how Virtual Reality (VR) can be therapeutic for seniors, why the typical 9-5 work day is a complete fallacy, and how to manage remote teams effectively. You’ll enjoy this episode if you are interested in VR or modernizing the workplace.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:
- The difference between a social impact agency and cost marketing agency
- The challenges in producing and distributing VR films
- 2 significant limitations for senior citizens: mobility and finances
- The Impact of Bettvr With Age
- Physical and mental therapy using VR
- What is Caveday?
- How to improve your relationship to work
- The dangers of overwork
- How to communicate with a remote team
- How important is establishing rules around communication, scheduling and productivity inside a team
- 3 Things you need when you work – accountability, motivation, and support
- Resources your team can use to increase productivity
Undoubtedly, technology isn’t just for the young. It is for all ages – even seniors. This is what Jake is proving to exhibit in his Bettvr with Age project where he produces VR films for senior citizens. Seniors can still experience places and activities that their old age won’t permit them to do and visit through VR.
We also discuss the science of productivity. Through Caveday, Jake and his team are able to organize pieces of training for individuals and companies on how to do deep work since no one taught us how to work. There are ways you can improve your relationship to work to be productive and also avoid overworking. Jake identifies specific resources you can use to support your team’s productivity and happiness.
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Are the tech giants doing enough for working parents?
In this episode of the Innovation For All podcast, Eliza Khuner questions whether a 9-to-5 full time work schedule is limiting companies and employees, especially working parents. Eliza is a data scientist who worked at Facebook until she had her third child. She turned her concerns into a company-wide movement for more flexible work options, growing from private talks with HR to a public discussion with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a viral WIRED article.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:
- Do company standard policies really support working parents?
- What happened when Eliza confronted Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives with the demand for more flexible options for working parents?
- Why should companies allow working parents part-time or work from home options?
- Will this create a loss of culture in the workplace?
- Are huge talents overlooked because most companies require full-time work?
- Does creating more flexible solutions create ways to pay people less?
Sheana and Eliza also talk about the loss of workplace culture when there are flexible work options, the need for wellness rooms for breastfeeding mothers, and the support that should be given by companies to working parents. Eliza continues to speak about this so that companies are made aware of the problem and working parents can have the choice to live their lives while staying valuable to their company.
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Sherly Sandberg
- Restorative justice
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