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Isa Watson (Founder/CEO, Squad by Envested) - Making Workplaces Work For Humans

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Isa Watson (Founder/CEO, Squad by Envested) - Making Workplaces Work For Humans

  1. 1. Making Workplaces Work for Humans Isa Watson CEO, Squad by Envested New York City
  2. 2. @isadwatson in the beginning
  3. 3. @isadwatson Being Engaged
  4. 4. @isadwatson Being Engaged St. Kitts & Nevis
  5. 5. @isadwatson
  6. 6. @isadwatson Computer Engineer
  7. 7. @isadwatson 6 kids…
  8. 8. @isadwatson 6 kids…
  9. 9. @isadwatson 6 kids…
  10. 10. @isadwatson generational shift in priorities
  11. 11. Boomers stability Family economic freedom work-centric respectful s e l f - a s s u re d competitive disciplined resourceful Team-oriented idealistic
  12. 12. Millennials individualistic community global citizen d i v e r s i t y passion finders Overeducated, underemployed tech-savvy selfish materialistic l a z y arrogant
  13. 13. @isadwatson
  14. 14. @isadwatson the view I was taught…
  15. 15. @isadwatson “you can do anything you want” “you can be anything you want” “find your passion. the money will follow later”
  16. 16. @isadwatson “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth”
  17. 17. @isadwatson
  18. 18. @isadwatson
  19. 19. @isadwatson
  20. 20. @isadwatson
  21. 21. @isadwatson the worst day of my life
  22. 22. @isadwatson
  23. 23. @isadwatson
  24. 24. “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” @isadwatson
  25. 25. “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” @isadwatson
  26. 26. “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” @isadwatson
  27. 27. “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” @isadwatson
  28. 28. “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” @isadwatson
  29. 29. @isadwatson my next move
  30. 30. @isadwatson
  31. 31. @isadwatson eureka moment
  32. 32. @isadwatson positive workplace engagement =
  33. 33. @isadwatson
  34. 34. @isadwatson inflection point: do I go or do I stay?
  35. 35. @isadwatson idea + founder + team
  36. 36. @isadwatson the idea: humanizing connection
  37. 37. @isadwatson the idea
  38. 38. @isadwatson me + team
  39. 39. @isadwatson oh yeah, back to the generations…
  40. 40. @isadwatson boomers millennials
  41. 41. @isadwatson boomers millennials where is work prioritized relative to other things?
  42. 42. @isadwatson
  43. 43. @isadwatson how we make our workplace human
  44. 44. @isadwatson respect
  45. 45. @isadwatson respect honesty/transparency
  46. 46. @isadwatson respect honesty/transparency authenticity
  47. 47. @isadwatson respect honesty/transparency authenticity empowerment
  48. 48. @isadwatson respect honesty/transparency authenticity empowerment inclusion
  49. 49. @isadwatson respect honesty/transparency authenticity empowerment inclusion experimentation
  50. 50. @isadwatson respect honesty/transparency authenticity empowerment inclusion experimentation empathy
  51. 51. @isadwatson what’s next for us?
  52. 52. “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” “whatever you do, do as much as you can to positively impact as many people as you can during your short time on this earth” @isadwatson
  53. 53. @isadwatson user growth be like…
  54. 54. @isadwatson
  55. 55. @isadwatson remember, connection drives everything

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