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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

Apr 22, 2023

Are you feeling overwhelmed and under-skilled in this fast-paced work environment? Well, you're not alone! In this episode, we discuss how peer-to-peer learning and remote work can merge to upskill and reskill the workforce. We also talk about creating a perennial culture and how to be more innovative in the workplace.

Our guest, Zech Dahms, shares his insights on peer-to-peer learning and how it fits into the hybrid remote and in-person world. We hear about a nonprofit organization that implemented creativity and innovation sessions for every department, resulting in increased performance, engagement, and retention rates. 

Here are just a few of the questions answered in this episode of Geeks Geezers Googlization:

1. What is Perennial Culture and how has it evolved over time?

Answer: Perennial Culture started as a practice to design culture and align it with a strategy to achieve engagement, and has grown into a global community of HR and people leaders who are rethinking engagement in the midst of big shifts in the workplace.

2. How is technology related to peer-to-peer learning?

Answer: The host initially didn't understand peer-to-peer learning until he realized that technology, such as Chat GPT, can be a form of peer-to-peer learning.

3. What percentage of US workers need upgrading or replacement of their skills?

Answer: Burning Glass Institute, Wiley, and Business-Higher Education Forum report that one-third of the skills of US workers need upgrading or replacement.

4. How can peer-to-peer learning and remote work merge in upskilling and reskilling the workforce?

Answer: Peer-to-peer learning is an effective way to upskill and reskill people in a remote work environment.

7. What are Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)?

Answer: Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) is a concept that uses all-star students to help other students in the class who struggle with learning.

8. What is the number one challenge for business leaders?

Answer: The number one challenge for business leaders is successfully leading remote teams around the world.

9. Why is remote work desirable for employees?

Answer: Remote work is desirable for employees due to the psychological principle of psychological reactants.