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How To Make Work More Productive, Valuable, Meaningful, And Impactful Featuring Thomas Bertels

Thomas Bertels is a management consultant and business transformation expert. He has more than 25 years’ experience helping companies across a range of industries, from start-ups to Fortune 5, transform how work gets done. Thinkers360 has recognized Thomas as a Top 50 Thought Leader on the Future of Work and Design Thinking. 

He has written several books and numerous articles on work design, process improvement, business transformation, and organizational learning. His latest book is ‘Fixing Work: Designing Jobs Employees Love’ ( Greenleaf Book Group). He is also the host of the Work Matters podcast, where he explores in conversations with thought leaders and executives what leaders can do to fix work.

In this episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how to make work more productive, valuable, meaningful, and impactful.

Thomas and I discuss:

  • Thomas’s journey in consulting and his transformation towards innovative work design [00:17]
  • How the evolution of publishing affected his process of authoring “Fixing Work” [02:25]
  • The prevalent challenges of being a thought leader in today’s ever-evolving landscape [06:01]
  • A deep-dive into the emerging models of consulting, focusing on productization and a client-focused approach [09:31]
  • The principles and practical components of his work design framework [12:02]
  • The significance and role of community in consulting [18:10]

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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