Ep 2: The 4 Ingredients of A People-Centered Workplace

I am very excited to host Jeb Banner, CEO of SmallBox, an Indianapolis-based creative consultancy. I had the privilege to count Jeb as one of our speakers at two of our eX Summit events. Jeb has a unique take on company branding centered around its core values and culture. In this episode, he shares with us the 4 ingredients of a people-centered workplace.

Jeb is a business man! He is also the CEO and co-founder of Boardable, a board management software company founded in 2016; the founder of Musical Family Tree, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading Indiana's music; as well as a co-founder and past chair of the Speak Easy, an entrepreneurial co-working non-profit located in Indianapolis. Along the way Jeb has co-founded or invested in a number of other Indianapolis based businesses. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 1996.

In this episode with Jeb, you will learn:

- How a company’s business brand and its employer brand are intimately intertwined.
- What a people-centered workplace means and what are its key components.
- How building a strong company culture is all about experimentation and iteration.
- How the CEO’s vulnerability is a key success factor to build a culture of trust.
- Why we need to move from “knowledge work” to “creative work”
- How to turn work into play experiences.

You can follow Jeb on Twitter @jebbanner.

This episode is brought you by MOLD. Mold is a full-service brand agency that works with artists, writers and creatives to help its clients increase sales, book more gigs and boost audience engagement. Its creative team of graphic designers, videographers, writers and brand managers work together to make sure that every time a client’s name is seen or heard, it shines.

If you want to send me feedback, suggestions for future topics or guests, you can reach me at svincent@exsummit.com or on Twitter @eX_Summit.

Thanks for listening.

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