PODCAST: SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer on Building Better Workplaces

Hot on the heels of the SHRM 2022 Conference and Expo in New Orleans, the latest episode of the People and Performance Podcast features SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer, Alexander Alonso, PhD SHRM-SCP.

SHRM's research has reported that stifling certain types of speech leads to knowledge silos and anxiety. The key, Alex explains, is to equip leaders with the tools and information needed to engage in these conversations and build effective workplaces.

As a subject matter expert in organizational psychology, Alex speaks with Bill Banham from both a personal and professional perspective, on team diversity being a source of strength.

Listen too, to learn about Alex's recent session at SHRM22 called “Talking Taboo: Making the Most of Polarizing Discussions at Work”.


Listen as Alex gives answers to such questions as:


  • You lead operations for SHRM's Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications. How has the syllabus changed as a result of the pandemic, the great resignation, and the changed expectations of employees?
  • You’ll be speaking at multiple sessions at SHRM22. Can you tell me a little about them?
  • You’ve recently released a new book, “Talking Taboo: Making the Most of Polarizing Discussion at Work”. Can you tell us more?
  • "Based on research we found at SHRM, 92% of workers have witnessed or been a part of taboo conversations in the workplace," You go on to write. "Now more than ever, companies need to learn to navigate these new tenuous work environments." So why now? Why is now the time for companies to get a better handle on how to manage taboo discussions?
  • Does this tie in with your partnership with Moral Courage College and its Diversity Without Division Program. If so, how?


This episode was recorded a few days before #SHRM22

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