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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

May 8, 2024

"Flexibility" has become the rallying cry of the Everywhere Work revolution, as highlighted in Ivanti's 2024 Everywhere Work report. On this Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization Show episode, host Ira S. Wolfe chats with guests Holly Novak and Mary Baird to unpack their experiences from the 2024 Ivanti Solutions Summit. Together, they explore the rapidly shifting landscape of Everywhere Work and the technological hurdles it brings. Tune in for a fascinating discussion on viewing cybersecurity through an HR lens as they tackle the intricacies of delivering seamless digital employee experiences, nurturing modern work cultures, managing AI’s growing impact, and safeguarding the irreplaceable power of human connection.

** Key Takeaways:**

1. The concept of "radical flexibility" is becoming a buzzword we can't ignore.

2. Emotional intelligence isn't just a nice-to-have—it's essential.

3. Culture is king, even if your kingdom is virtual.

4. Training for remote and hybrid team management needs a serious upgrade.

5. The urgent need for robust cybersecurity training tailored for a dispersed workforce.

**About Holly Novak and Mary Baird

Holly Novak serves as the Chief People Officer at Jack Henry &Associates, a

prestigious S&P 500 fintech powerhouse boasting a workforce of over 7,000 dedicated

professionals. With a career spanning more than two decades in Human Resources,

Holly’s extensive expertise encompasses HR Operations, Business Operations, HR

Business Partner roles, Recruitment, and HR Information Systems. She is especially

renowned for her skills in Coaching, Executive Compensation, People Analytics, and leveraging HR

technology to achieve organizational excellence, to mention a few.

**Connect with Holly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-novak-sphr-shrm-scp-3262835/

Mary Baird has an equally impressive resume. She is the CEO,  Senior Leadership Development Strategist and Podcaster at The Simplifiers. She helps medium to large corporations who are struggling with high turnover, and low employee engagement, and are navigating an ever-changing work environment that seems everything BUT simple. Her LinkedIn profile says it all: She has a knack for turning complex challenges into simple, actionable solutions. 

**Connect with Mary: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesimplifiers/

Additional Resources:

**Watch the ISS2024 Keynotes: https://tinyurl.com/iss24keynotes

**Download 2024 Everywhere Work Report: https://adaptabilitytoolkit.com/2024everywherework

**Never Normal News: https://nevernormalnews.com