Cohesion podcast

Insights on employee communication, engagement, and productivity

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Cohesion is the premiere podcast for internal comms, HR, and IT professionals, providing structured, high-value, quick-hitting strategies and tactics.

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Learn strategies and tips from experts and Simpplr customers to drive employee satisfaction, productivity, and culture.

Unlocking workplace magic with trust and engagement with Aniisu K. Verghese, Founder of Intraskope

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Unlocking workplace magic with trust and engagement, featuring Intraskope Founder Aniisu K. Verghese

June 25, 2024

This episode features an interview with Aniisu K. Verghese, Founder of Intraskope, a boutique internal communications and personal branding consultancy serving global markets. Aniisu is an award-winning internal communications expert with over two decades of experience in change and transformation initiatives. He started India’s first blog on internal communications in 2006 and is now the author of three books.

In this episode, Shawn and Aniisu discuss inclusive internal communications, strategies for building organizational trust, and how AI is streamlining employee experience.

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The Premium on Human Connection in the AI Era with Mike Robbins, Motivational Speaker & Author

June 11, 2024

This episode features an interview with Mike Robbins, motivational speaker and author. As an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence, Mike delivers keynotes and seminars that empower people, leaders, and teams to engage in their work, collaborate, and perform at their best. He teaches important techniques that allow individuals and organizations to be more appreciative, authentic, and effective.

In this episode, Shawn and Mike discuss the limits of authenticity, how AI is affecting teams, and the difference between recognition and appreciation.

Navigating Organizational Blind Spots & Maximizing AI with Monique Zytnik, Global Employee Communication Expert

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Navigating Organizational Blind Spots & Maximizing AI with Monique Zytnik, Global Employee Communication Expert

June 4, 2024

This episode features an interview with Monique Zytnik. Monique is an award-winning, global internal communication leader who presents on best-practice communication at world conferences and guest lectures at universities. Her campaigns have been recognized by Gartner and the Digital Communication Awards.

In this episode, Shawn sits down with Monique to discuss the misconception of authenticity, the challenge of creating culture, and why AI will never replace human creativity and connection.

Ethical AI, Automation, and the Future of Employment with Christina Kucek, Executive Director of Intelligent Automation at CAI

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Ethical AI, Automation, and the Future of Employment with Christina Kucek, Executive Director of Intelligent Automation at CAI

May 28, 2024

This episode features an interview with Christina Kucek, Executive Director of Intelligent Automation at CAI. She has over 15 years of consulting experience in delivering cutting-edge implementations in Conversational AI, natural language processing, and robotics process automation. At CAI, Christina guides clients through their automation journeys while delivering innovative solutions.

In this episode, Shawn and Christina discuss the impact of AI on employee experience: from onboarding to accelerating workflows to building in ethics.

Building Better Workplaces with Human Centricity with Hamza Khan, Future of Work & Leadership Expert

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Building better workplaces with human centricity with Hamza Khan, future of work & leadership expert

April 30, 2024

This episode features an interview with Hamza Khan, Future of Work and Leadership Expert. He is the best-selling author of Leadership Reinvented and The Burnout Gamble and is a two-time TEDx Speaker. Hamza challenges organizations to rehumanize their workplaces to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth. His clients include Microsoft, Deloitte, and TikTok.

In this episode, Shawn sits down with Hamza to discuss why work is not working, how to make employees owners, and the no day work week.

Simpplr Podcast Ep 57 - The Future of Employee Experience with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

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The Future of Employee Experience with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

April 15, 2024

This episode features an interview with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr. Jordan advises organizations on the influential use of data and analytics to develop strategies that predict outcomes and increase performance. Prior to Simpplr, he was one of the Heads of Employee Experience Strategy at Qualtrics and has consulted hundreds of SaaS companies and global organizations.

In this episode, Shawn and Jordan dive into Simpplr’s “Next in EX — Trends shaping employee experience” ebook. They discuss the importance of personalized and efficient communication platforms, analyzing diverse data sources to create a seamless employee experience, and taking a human-centered approach to AI.

The State of Internal Communications with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

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The State of Internal Communications with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

April 9, 2024

This episode features an interview with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr. Jordan advises organizations on the influential use of data and analytics to develop strategies that predict outcomes and increase performance. Prior to Simpplr, he was one of the Heads of Employee Experience Strategy at Qualtrics and has consulted hundreds of SaaS companies and global organizations.

In this episode, Shawn and Jordan dig into Simpplr’s 2024 State of Internal Communications Report. They discuss the most surprising results, creating highly effective teams, and using AI to tailor messages.

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Meet your Host

Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry is the corporate brand and communications manager at Simpplr, the employee experience platform laser-focused on helping its customers streamline employee engagement and communication.

Previously, Amanda worked in internal communications at tech companies, financial services, and higher education. She holds an M.A. in Communications from Indiana University and a B.A. in Communication Studies from Eastern Illinois University.

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