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The WhyWork® Podcast invites you down a sinuous path to explore the uncomfortable realities of work and the stuff that can go really wrong. There is a beacon of hope, however, because through the laughter and the tears, we reconstruct and redesign great work to suit the contemporary realities of this changing world.


Why… WhyWork?

The WhyWork® Podcast is a story-telling, organisational strategy session and legal dissection of workplace events that are laced with humour. We explore contemporary and uncomfortable realities of work. Alan and Trajce dismantle case law and Sara prompts listeners to consider how to redesign the world of work to realise business objectives so that people thrive.
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S3-E12: Duck and cover, go low!

Season 03 Episode 12: “To PPE or not to PPE?” asks Sara. No matter the philosophy driving work practice, a business is always tested at the pointy end of the law when the boundaries of work, health, and safety are pushed. The team debate the mandates for the use of

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S3-E11: A case of the missing Brussels sprouts

WARNING: This episode discusses a fatality. The team lament the phenomenon of media reporting in an article about the public strain caused by grocery delivery delays. The cause of the delays was a fatality in a national grocer’s distribution and warehouse centre. “It’s not about the Brussels sprouts,” says Alan.

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S3-E10: The triad of power, knowledge, and truth

WARNING: confronting content is discussed in this episode. “The triad of power, knowledge, and truth espoused by a politician, medical specialist, or famous person reflects a privileged position,” explains Trajce, “and it is most alarming when these people leverage these attributes to achieve their nefarious deeds.” He explains his angst

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S3-E9: A pervasive culture of masculinity

Season 03 Episode 09: “Men can be challenged by their role expectations in society,” Alan reasons. Sara asks the boys to define ‘precarious manhood.’ She presents the idea of a pervasive culture of masculinity, in sport, at work, and in relationships. “The idea of ‘bigger, better, and rougher’ can be

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S3-E8: Is bigger better: What is the size of your truck?

Season 03 Episode 08: The boys query the symbolism of the size of the truck. “The bigger the truck, the smaller the…” muses Sara. “Supersize me! Raptor, Ram,” Trajce rolls the names across his tongue with a guttural snarl. A truck and its accessories are one’s identity, a sign of

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S3-E7: Intentional design & submersibles

WARNING: Fatalities are discussed in this episode. “I didn’t really read the article, I just looked at the pictures,” admits Trajce. Alan and Sara burst into fits of laughter while Sara admits that she reads the comics before the news. Sara recounts a tale of tennis players who recall the

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What happens when a past state prosecutor and barrister, an award-winning defense lawyer, and a work design strategist sit down to chat? Bubbles of trouble. Join us for laughter, snorts, giggles, and some tales of the unusual and some confronting stuff too. The human experience at work, and all our vulnerabilities, are on show. There are plenty of fireside chats and relatable stories. Sit down, log on, subscribe, and stay awhile.

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