Mötespodden (The Meeting Podcast)

Scandic’s podcast, Mötespodden, is aimed at young, up-and-coming talents as well as office veterans who want to be more successful at work. Listen to insights on everything from workfulness and social codes to smart meeting techniques.

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mötespodden - the art of working together

The word meeting hides many fascinating subjects worth delving into. Here at Scandic, we want to dive deeper into these areas and so, in collaboration with Soundtelling, we have produced Mötespodden - the art of working together.

Mötespodden focuses on meetings between people, inside and outside of the workplace. We touch on areas such as workfulness and social codes, unravel concepts like agile methods and provide various tools for improving meetings.

We talk to researchers and experts in different areas and let our programme expert, psychologist and organisational consultant, Nishteman Hosseini offer specific tools and ideas on the various topics.

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Episode 1: The art of meeting

Work meetings can feel too frequent, long and tedious - but we can’t survive without them. You’ll learn more about the reasons for this in the opening episode of Mötespodden. We’ll meet Helen Schwartzman, who was the first person to study meetings and Harrison Owen, who conceived the idea for Open Space, a new method for holding a meeting. Nishteman Hosseini offers tips on how we can improve meetings.

Episode 2: Introvert vs extrovert - social interaction

Author and speaker Linus Jonkman has never been comfortable with mingling. When he realised he was an introvert, the pieces started falling into place. And he’s not alone. Episode 2 of Mötespodden deals with social interaction in the workplace. Researcher Sanna Balsari-Palsule has studied what happens when introverts are forced to act as extroverts at work. Nishteman Hosseini helps us find tools for creating workplaces where everyone has a place.

Episode 3: Digital hygiene at work

We sleep with it, take it with us to the bathroom, socialise through it. Our mobile phones - basically we do everything with them. But how do they actually affect our work climate? And our work day? In this episode of Mötespodden, we look at how you can create digital hygiene at work. Brain researcher Sara Bengtsson explains what happens in your brain when the phone rings, and we also meet Anders Nygren who has tried sitting in meetings without having a mobile phone and computer in front of him. Programme expert, psychologist and organisational consultant, Nishteman Hosseini helps us find tools for creating a healthy digital workplace.

Episode 4: Development of the workplace

Open plan office, cubicle office, coworking office, home office, activity-based office, flex office, combi office. The list of the various types of offices is a long one. But why do we really need an office? Work-life researcher, Susanna Toivanen gives us the answer to that. We also meet Ulf Skarin who has an office job but does not have an office. Programme expert, psychologist and organisational consultant, Nishteman Hosseini gives us tips on what to take into account for creating a good office environment.

Episode 5: Agile here. And agile there.

Suddenly you’re hearing it everywhere. Agile. But what does it actually mean and how has it become so widespread? In this episode, we relate the story behind the agile work method and how it works. We meet Lucas Gren, a researcher at the Institution for Computer Science & and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. We also meet agile coach Isabelle Svärd from the Swedish company, Fyndiq. Our programme expert, psychologist and organisational consultant, Nishteman Hosseini tells us what to take into consideration in order to work in a more ‘Agile’ way.

Episode 6: Counteracting suppression techniques

Almost everyone has at some time or other been subjected to suppression techniques. But what strategies can be used to counteract this? In this episode of Mötespodden, we take a closer look at suppression techniques. We meet author and speaker Ditte Elie who has written a book on suppression techniques. And we also meet Karin Hulth-Larsson, a doctoral student in gender studies at Mid Sweden University, who is developing an app for counteracting suppression techniques. Our programme expert, psychologist and organisational consultant, Nishteman Hosseini gives us specific methods for dealing with suppression techniques in the workplace.