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Tue, Jan 16


Lifeline of Ohio

Workforce & Talent Salon - Where Big Ideas Can Grow

During the Enlightenment, a salon was a gathering of people from diverse backgrounds who come together to discuss ideas and increase their knowledge through conversation. We invite you to a modern-day salon to talk about all things related to workforce & talent. Who knows what Big Ideas will emerge!

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Workforce & Talent Salon - Where Big Ideas Can Grow
Workforce & Talent Salon - Where Big Ideas Can Grow

Time & Location

Jan 16, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212


About the event

A Salon is a place where interesting people can gather to talk about their diverse perspectives on important topics that shape our world. We are continuing the conversations about how to make work work for today's workforce. You'll want to join us at our next Workforce & Talent Salon on Tuesday, January 16 from 4 - 6 pm at Lifeline of Ohio. The discussion topic: Should your work be called a family

Leading the conversation will be Austin Drabik, a champion of culture and belonging. Austin was the co-founder and, until recently, the chief operating officer of an employee engagement platform startup, Helm.  

The idea of calling work a family, as in "We're a family around here" or "the ABC Company Family" is a provocative topic. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about the issue. Most people aren't ambivalent about it either. They are strong proponents one way or the other. For example, on the one hand, this January 2020 TedTalk, How Building a Culture of Family is Rebuilding The Workplace, advocates for family ideals. On the other hand, there's this LinkedIn article, Stop Calling Your Company a Family. And What To Say Instead, and this TedTok (!), How many of you have had a job that refers to itself as a family? 

What do you think? What is your reason for advocating one way or the other? This lively and provocative conversation will likely challenge some preconceived notions about our differing experiences and perceptions about who we work with, how we describe those relationships, and what impact that may have on ourselves and others. 

This Salon is held at Lifeline of Ohio and facilitated by Applegate Talent Strategies. Light refreshments will be available.


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