S3 E2: Beyond the Status Quo: Challenging the State of Modern Work, with Anessa Fike

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
January 29, 2024

80% of workers report they’re disengaged when it comes to work.

So what’s the driving force behind employees’ increasing discontentment, disengagement, and rejection of the status quo? 

Hebba chats with the Fractional Chief People Officer who’s led more than 100 worldwide companies to scale, Anessa Fike about the importance of transparency, feedback, and revolutionizing work to create a better experience for employees. 

Anessa shares her thoughts on the disengagement crisis in the workforce and explains why it’s time leaders stop avoiding feedback and start embracing transparency and vulnerability. 

And later, Anessa and Hebba explore the illusion of professionalism. Does the idea of professionalism only exist to maintain the status quo of those in charge? And how are millennials and Gen Z impacting change when it comes to questioning the construct of professionalism?

It’s time to change the way we think about work. Tune in now to join the thought revolution.

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00:00:48 – The Problem with New Year’s Resolutions

00:03:57 – Insights from a Fractional Chief People Officer

00:05:39 – Revolutionizing Work: Ending Disengagement

00:08:31 – Achieving Equality in Compensation Methods

00:14:34 – Breaking Down Barriers to Transparency in Organizations

00:20:00 – The Importance of Transparency in Leadership

00:27:35 – The Connection Between Performance and Feedback in Compensation

00:29:38 – The Illusion of Professionalism Unveiled

00:34:38 – Challenging the Status Quo at Work


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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anessafike/

Pre-order her book: https://www.fikeandco.com/the-book


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef