16 August 2022

Unsucking the Workplace Through Connection

Dani Johnson
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst
Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst


This is the third episode of our podcast, The Great Reconnection, and features Jessica Amortegui, Head of Learning & Culture at Airtable. We discuss:

  • Creating a space where people can show up as their best selves and do their best work
  • Usefulness of the concept of social capital is raised
  • How company culture reflects connection
  • Employee engagement exercises that drive connection at Airtable


Jessica Amortegui, Head of Learning and Culture, Airtable

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  • Airtable claims to democratize software creation. We hear how its people policies are meant to do that internally, too
  • Do frontline workers focused on putting food on the table care about connection, as well as possibly fuzzy notions about what a company is for these days?
  • Airtable’s specific tools for promoting connection are discussed, like its Team Playbooks and Seven Minute Stories



A special thanks to our sponsor, Torch, for their support of this season! Visit trch.info/redthread for more information.

Dani Johnson

Dani is Co-founder and Principal Analyst for RedThread Research. She has spent the majority of her career writing about, conducting research in, and consulting on human capital practices and technology. Her ideas can be found in publications such as Wall Street Journal, CLO Magazine, HR Magazine, and Employment Relations. Dani holds an MBA and an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from BYU.

Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst

Stacia is a Co-founder and Principal Analyst for RedThread Research and focuses on employee engagement/experience, leadership, DE&I, people analytics, and HR technology. A frequent speaker and writer, her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal as well as in numerous HR trade publications. She has been listed as a Top 100 influencer in HR Technology and in D&I. Stacia has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.


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