It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to produce some new episodes of our podcast, Workplace Matters. To be honest, it’s quite frustrating, because there are so many workplace-relevant perspectives to explore. Our client work forever seems to take priority (which is a nice problem to have!) but listeners regularly ask when new episodes are going to be out, explaining the podcast insights are more relevant and thought-provoking than ever. Perhaps the glowing reviews on Apple Podcasts is great evidence for why.
In media terms, podcasts are still a relatively new kid on the block. But their popularity is rising fast, with some now world-famous podcasts and hosts. We launched Workplace Matters back in 2016 to explore workplace issues differently, beyond the crowds fighting for attention on LinkedIn and Twitter. We were one of the first in the workplace arena.
We aimed to create an antidote to the over-simplified conference presentations we all experience, that say things we’ve probably known for years, but often change very little. Workplace is important and complex (although it doesn’t have to be complicated!) We felt that longer format conversations would reveal the really special stuff. Good things usually come to those with a little patience and investment, after all.
Making podcasts well is a labour of love - from engaging guests with something interesting worth exploring, to crafting episodes worth listening to. Some of the best have a full staff of hosts, writers, fact-checkers, sound editors and producers. At 3edges we wear all those hats, in-between the day job.
Listening to podcasts is a doddle. They’re effortless learning, and they’re free. Reading takes time and focused attention. But you can ponder along to podcasts on your commute, while making dinner, baking cakes, washing the car, hoovering, or event cutting the grass! (top #lifehack tip - try bluetooth headphones under ear defenders)
You can find Workplace Matters wherever you get your podcasts. If you’re new to podcasting you’ll find some useful links under the image below. Please leave us a review, and get in touch with any feedback. Enjoy!