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Apr 11, 2024

In this episode, Vivian Blade talks with guest Garry Ridge, chairman emeritus of WD-40 Company and founder of The Learning Moment, about the importance of company culture in today's workplace. They discuss the impact of culture on employee engagement and retention, the essential role of purpose and values, and the ongoing evolution of work in the wake of future workplace trends. They also address the critical need for human connection in the age of technology and the importance of focusing on people alongside business strategy. Join Vivian and Gary for an engaging and insightful conversation about building better leaders and better workplaces.

3 key takeaways from our conversation:

1. **Purpose and Values**: Clearly defined purpose and values are vital in creating a positive work environment. Employees want to be part of something bigger than themselves.

2. **Culture Ownership**: Culture is not just the responsibility of HR; it's everyone's responsibility. Each individual in the organization either contributes positively or negatively to the culture. 

3. **The Human Connection**: In the wake of the future of work, one of the most concerning trends is isolation. Even with technological advancements, the need for human connection remains imperative for engagement and productivity. 

Connect with Garry Ridge:




Virtual Fireside Chat with Garry Ridge, Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 p.m. ET. Register for live event or recording


Connect with Vivian:


Vivian's website

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