At August, we help large-scale, enterprise organizations deepen their capacity to learn and adapt fast enough to realize their purpose with structures, processes, and tools that help them sense and respond to the shifting world around them.But how do WE realize our purpose? Do we practice what we preach? Welcome to Emergent Agenda! The podcast about what we're up to - how we're structured, how we team, what crazy hopes and dreams we have for August that we're *trying* to turn into reality.


  • On Psychological Safety During Coronavirus

    On Psychological Safety During Coronavirus

    18/03/2020 Duración: 20min

    August co-founder Mike Arauz interviews Harvard professor Amy C Edmonson about psychological safety during a moment of crisis for organizations across the world.

  • Feature or Bug?

    Feature or Bug?

    01/12/2017 Duración: 43min

    "Is this a feature or a bug?" Originally an argument made by Software Developers to defend a program flaw, the question "feature or bug" has infiltrated our daily conversations. Clay & Erica join Emily to debate the Features & Bugs of: - 113 Slack Channels - Elections at August - Having an Office - Bringing Your Whole Self to Work Let us know what you think about this new game-that-may-turn-into-a-segement! Chat with us live:

  • Dont Blame Your Tools

    Don't Blame Your Tools

    18/11/2017 Duración: 36min

    One of our biggest struggles to enacting real change in enterprise organizations is convincing companies to relinquish old tech and embrace new, better functioning tools. “We’re worried about security!” “What about bandwidth?” “Integration?” “IT support?” The answer to all these questions is: we have solutions! And it’s not just important, but absolutely critical to move on to tech that works with the work. The right tech unlocks new, more efficient, faster ways of working.

  • The Power of Data

    The Power of Data

    10/11/2017 Duración: 35min

    We're trying to become a more data-driven organization for so many reasons: measuring our impact, debunking or proving our hunches, strategically planning our next steps.... the list goes on & on! Hear about how we have - with the lots of help from Justine & Karina - began folding data into our day-to-day and in turn, our future. Emergent Agenda topics: - Accessibility - Impact - Tools - Small data - Application - Analysis

  • Cadence: The Heartbeat Of Your Team

    Cadence: The Heartbeat Of Your Team

    04/11/2017 Duración: 29min

    Finding a cadence - the repeatable, disciplined schedule to your work - unlocks so much: focus, teaming, and safely trying something new. This week we talk about how to get into that important rhythm with your team, the tips on how to figure out logistics, the structures you can implement, and how, through using cadence, your team is free & empowered to do their best work. This podcast was brought to you in association with ;)