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The Race For Talent: A Cultural Shift In The Workplace

Posted by Deanna Singh | Apr 8, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Ify Walker is the Founder and CEO of Offor, a national talent brokerage, working to place board members and CEOs, create high-performing teams, and break up the myth of meritocracy. She is also an advocate for a 30-hour workweek. We discuss how organizations can begin to make the shift to a 30-hour workweek, why they should, and how it benefit Black women in particular. We also dive into the topic of how companies can begin the work of DEI, the importance of data, and the willingness it takes to confront the status quo.

Topics in this episode

  • Shifts in the workplace as a result of the pandemic
  • The origins of the modern workday model
  • Looking at changes companies should be making based on our knowledge-economy
  • Leveraging technology for optimal productivity
  • Responding to the idea, “The talent just doesn’t exist”
  • How to evaluate the culture of an organization
  • The places within organizations where there are often issues

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Written by Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh, Founder/Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant, is known for giving audiences the tools and courage to imagine, activate, and impact the world as agents of change. She is a trailblazer and dynamic speaker who is at the forefront of social change. She is an accomplished author, educator, business leader, and champion for marginalized communities. Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also the author of two children’s books, I am a Boy of Color, and I am a Girl of Color and a business book, Purposeful Hustle.

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