About the podcast

About the podcast

Sophie addresses current business conditions and explores ways to navigate the disruption. She shares informative insights and interviewing leading innovators who are providing or benefiting from transformative solutions that will allow companies to emerge with sustainable models, mindsets, and business practices.

Find out how to transition to more effective, productive, and supportive new ways of working—across locations, generations, and platforms—as we harness these challenging circumstances to drive significant, multidimensional changes in all our working lives.

Latest episode



Generative AI at Work: Truth, Changes, and Consequences

Elias Baltassis is a Partner and Senior Director at the Boston Consulting Group. He has deep expertise in AI- and data-enabled strategy, data operating models, data governance, responsible artificial intelligence and ethics, and new data-driven business development. Elias is passionate about data and analytics and the transformative impact of artificial Intelligence on business and society. He shares his insights about generative AI and LLMs, their potential effect on business, productivity, and relationships, including our necessary attention to ethics and far-reaching implications of AI in the workplace and on the Future of Work. Read more

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Recent Episodes

Purposefully Integrating Empathy and AI at Work

Minter Dial and the podcast’s host, Sophie, discuss empathy at work in the new technology-driven era of business and work. They both draw from their books—Minter’s rerelease of Heartificial Empathy: Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence and Sophie’s second book Empathy Works: The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work. They explore and debate how to integrate empathy effectively as well as bring a human-centric approach to the AI-infused business and working landscape. Minter shares his insights about the importance of companies’ having an ethical framework that incorporates empathy as they integrate more AI. Read more

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Remote Work is Helping Us Learn How to Work Effectively

Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytic and seasoned expert on distributed work, returns for Part 2 of her interview about hybrid and remote working. In this episode, Kate describes how to deploy remote options successfully—how we need to update management and work practices. She explains what claims and complaints about remote working research confirms and counters, what we need to be productive and to innovate, why surveillance is not managing, and how important remote options are for supporting sustainability. Read more

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Earlier Episodes



Executive MBA textbook and ‘visionary reading’* about the Future of Work, Sophie’s book helps you understand the new work environment— faster-paced, tech-driven, and talent-focused. Her research-supported insights help executives, managers, and teams understand and transition to the new world of work.

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“The way we work is going through a profound transformation. With Embracing Progress, Sophie Wade provides an essential guide for businesses of all sizes to create a more flexible, empathetic, purpose driven, and human workplace that can meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of this new era.”


Founder and CEO, Thrive Global



The 2021 remote influencer report

“Sophie Wade is one of the top 25 Remote Innovators and top 75 Remote Influencers.” February 2021

the 100 most influential remote experts

“Sophie Wade is included as one of "The following experts know that remote work is the future."” January 2021

the future of remote work report

“"A critical focus on empathy is essential for success in this new environment..." says Sophie Wade.” November 2020

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