Podcast 111 — One organisation or multiple silos?

Is it possible to bring different functions together to enhance the employee experience? Or are we doomed to live in a world where all 20 cartons of milk have a different department name written on them?

In this week’s GoodPractice Podcast, Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson are joined by EPIC’s Gary Cookson to explore the impact that interactions across departments have on the employee experience.


Show notes

The paper Owen discussed was:

Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A., Holzmeister, F., Ho, T. H., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., … & Altmejd, A. (2018). Evaluating the replicability of social science experiments in Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015Nature Human Behaviour, 1.

The man behind the concept of ‘statistical significance’ was William S. Gosset. He was not a fan on the 5% threshold. You can find out more here: https://priceonomics.com/the-guinness-brewer-who-revolutionized-statistics/ 

Playing with your statistics in an effort to find a significant result is often referred to as ‘p-hacking’, a practice that is somewhat encouraged by the existence of the 5% threshold. You can find out more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_dredging 

Ross also discussed American Sign Language (ASL), based on an episode of The West Wing Weekly podcast: https://thewestwingweekly.com/episodes/220 

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If you’d like to share your thoughts on the show, you can find us on Twitter @RossGarnerGP, @OwenFerguson and @Gary_Cookson.

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You can find more from Gary at epichr.wordpress.com.