The Home Team Podcast

The Management Minute “Home Team” Podcast is a service of the MBA Program in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. This podcast is for those working at home who need inspiration during isolation.

The Podcast is hosted by Professor Scott C. Hammond (KSL Management Minute, Huntsman USU MBA Professor) who describes practical ideas for building your home team community and increasing your productivity. Join the “Home Team.”

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In part four of the five-part series on unemployment, Scott Hammond describes job interview techniques. In this episode, we discuss how to tell a memorable story that will help you display why you are the best person for the job.
Episode 24: Employment Part 4 - The Interview

Episode 24: Employment Part 4 - The Interview

In part four of the five-part series on unemployment, Scott Hammond describes job interview techniques. In this episode, we discuss how to tell a memorable story that will help you display why you are the best person for the job.

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Episode three of the special five-part series on unemployment talks about how to use your social network to find work. This segment describes network mapping and career mapping as tools to find new opportunity.
Episode 23: Employment Part 3 - Network Map

Episode 23: Employment Part 3 - Network Map

Episode three of the special five-part series on unemployment talks about how to use your social network to find work. This segment describes network mapping and career mapping as tools to find new opportunity.

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This is the second in a five-part series designed to help people looking for work during the pandemic as well as help for those who want to help the unemployed. In this second episode, we discuss the core questions you need to ask during an unemployment o
Episode 22: Employment Part 2 - Your Gift

Episode 22: Employment Part 2 - Your Gift

This is the second in a five-part series designed to help people looking for work during the pandemic as well as help for those who want to help the unemployed. In this second episode, we discuss the core questions you need to ask during an unemployment o...

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This is the first in a five-part series designed to help people looking for work during the pandemic as well as help for those who want to help the unemployed. In this first episode, we discuss the psychological aspects of unemployment.
Episode 21: Employment Part 1 - Getting Fired

Episode 21: Employment Part 1 - Getting Fired

This is the first in a five-part series designed to help people looking for work during the pandemic as well as help for those who want to help the unemployed. In this first episode, we discuss the psychological aspects of unemployment.

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Normal will never return. The new normal in the post-pandemic world will present new challenges. This episode outlines 12 changes that will occur in the workplace as a result of the global pandemic.
Episode 20: The New Normal

Episode 20: The New Normal

Normal will never return. The new normal in the post-pandemic world will present new challenges. This episode outlines 12 changes that will occur in the workplace as a result of the global pandemic.

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Different cultures use space differently. See experts differently. Have different protection rituals. While the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing us together, it is also highlighting cultural differences that are important for us to understand.
Episode 19: Cultural Lens

Episode 19: Cultural Lens

Different cultures use space differently. See experts differently. Have different protection rituals. While the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing us together, it is also highlighting cultural differences that are important for us to understand.

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Bullies grow up, but many don’t grow out of their abusive behavior. Workplace bullying is more prevalent than gender discrimination, yet bosses and HR rarely take action. This episode examines how work place bullies operate, and how they are adapting to a
Episode 17: The Work Bully

Episode 17: The Work Bully

Bullies grow up, but many don’t grow out of their abusive behavior. Workplace bullying is more prevalent than gender discrimination, yet bosses and HR rarely take action. This episode examines how work place bullies operate, and how they are adapting to a...

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For the first time in the history of the world we all sat down at the same time and had the same lesson. The COVID-19 pandemic is teaching us an important lesson on how complex systems behave. In this episode we examine butterfly effects and sensitive dep
Episode 16: The Same Class

Episode 16: The Same Class

For the first time in the history of the world we all sat down at the same time and had the same lesson. The COVID-19 pandemic is teaching us an important lesson on how complex systems behave. In this episode we examine butterfly effects and sensitive dep...

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If you have lost your job, or if you think you are going to lose your job, how can you position yourself to get a job in an economy like this? This episode looks at the strategy for job search. It is about building a big employment plan, not just creating
Episode 18: How to Get a Job

Episode 18: How to Get a Job

If you have lost your job, or if you think you are going to lose your job, how can you position yourself to get a job in an economy like this? This episode looks at the strategy for job search. It is about building a big employment plan, not just creating...

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Unemployment is a form of lostness. There is deep humiliation. A loss of identity. A loss of dignity. A loss of social networks. This episode describes how we can help people who have lost their jobs, and how we can deal with our own trauma if we find our
Episode 15: Unemployment

Episode 15: Unemployment

Unemployment is a form of lostness. There is deep humiliation. A loss of identity. A loss of dignity. A loss of social networks. This episode describes how we can help people who have lost their jobs, and how we can deal with our own trauma if we find our...

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If you want personal change, ask yourself these three questions: What do you see when it is completely dark? What do you hear when there is complete silence? What do you feel when you are completely alone? This episode looks at the value of silence, dark,
Episode 14: Silence

Episode 14: Silence

If you want personal change, ask yourself these three questions: What do you see when it is completely dark? What do you hear when there is complete silence? What do you feel when you are completely alone? This episode looks at the value of silence, dark,...

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Sharpen the saw. Hard times are not the time to hunker down. It is time to recommit, retool, and grow. This episode examines the hard commitment to “sharpen the saw” when it is cold and the wind is blowing at the door.
Episode 11: Sharpen the Saw

Episode 11: Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the saw. Hard times are not the time to hunker down. It is time to recommit, retool, and grow. This episode examines the hard commitment to “sharpen the saw” when it is cold and the wind is blowing at the door.

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Retooling is different depending on your career stage. Early in your career, technical skills are important. Later the ability to lead, manage and mentor are more important. This episode examines how to “sharpen the saw” and become more productive at v
Episode 12: Stages

Episode 12: Stages

Retooling is different depending on your career stage. Early in your career, technical skills are important. Later the ability to lead, manage and mentor are more important. This episode examines how to “sharpen the saw” and become more productive at v

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In stressful times we often look for examples of hope and kindness. This episode encourages listeners to keep a kindness journal that includes observations and examples of the goodness around them in difficult times. Kindness journals are shown to reduce
Episode 13: Keep a Kindness Journal

Episode 13: Keep a Kindness Journal

In stressful times we often look for examples of hope and kindness. This episode encourages listeners to keep a kindness journal that includes observations and examples of the goodness around them in difficult times. Kindness journals are shown to reduce ...

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Based on a listener request, this episode focuses on the nine “Lessons of the Lost” from Professor Hammond’s book of the same name. In this episode, he describes ways to create and practice resilience based on his research on people who have been lost in
Episode 8: A Little Help

Episode 8: A Little Help

Based on a listener request, this episode focuses on the nine “Lessons of the Lost” from Professor Hammond’s book of the same name. In this episode, he describes ways to create and practice resilience based on his research on people who have been lost in...

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Communication is the hardest thing to do well when working in isolation. Some don’t communicate enough. Some too much, which can overwhelm colleagues, supervisors and reports. The episode focuses on effective communication while working at home.
Episode 6: Communication in Isolation

Episode 6: Communication in Isolation

Communication is the hardest thing to do well when working in isolation. Some don’t communicate enough. Some too much, which can overwhelm colleagues, supervisors and reports. The episode focuses on effective communication while working at home.

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Working at home does not mean long lunches and sleeping late. Yet motivating yourself to stay productive can be difficult when your work is out of view of your colleagues. The episodes discuss ways to motivate yourself and get intrinsic rewards from the
Episode 7: Working at Home Doesn't Mean...

Episode 7: Working at Home Doesn't Mean...

Working at home does not mean long lunches and sleeping late. Yet motivating yourself to stay productive can be difficult when your work is out of view of your colleagues. The episodes discuss ways to motivate yourself and get intrinsic rewards from the

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Words of hope are powerful tools to help us through difficult times. In Episode 10 Dr. Hammond reads poetry and prose that fuel hope from the great writers of our time, including the great Irish Poet John Donohue.
Episode 10: Words of Hope

Episode 10: Words of Hope

Words of hope are powerful tools to help us through difficult times. In Episode 10 Dr. Hammond reads poetry and prose that fuel hope from the great writers of our time, including the great Irish Poet John Donohue.

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This episode is a continuation of Episode 8, showing how to create hope and resilience in work, life and the wilderness.
Episode 9: A Little Help, Continued

Episode 9: A Little Help, Continued

This episode is a continuation of Episode 8, showing how to create hope and resilience in work, life and the wilderness.

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In the English countryside, there is a tiny village of 800 people with a rich history that is parallel to what we are living today. Eyam, known as “The Plague Village,” self-isolated for 14 months in 1666 and 1667. This episode gives their inspirational
Episode 3: We are not the First to Work in Isolation

Episode 3: We are not the First to Work in Isolation

In the English countryside, there is a tiny village of 800 people with a rich history that is parallel to what we are living today. Eyam, known as “The Plague Village,” self-isolated for 14 months in 1666 and 1667. This episode gives their inspirational

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Your organization and your colleague can no longer see you working. How do they know you are being productive? You need to know the unifying purpose of your organization. Once you know that then your daily activities can be prioritized, and you can dis
Episode 5: Finding the Unifying Purpose of Your Work

Episode 5: Finding the Unifying Purpose of Your Work

Your organization and your colleague can no longer see you working. How do they know you are being productive? You need to know the unifying purpose of your organization. Once you know that then your daily activities can be prioritized, and you can dis

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A radical change in work environments often leads to deep creativity. This episode explores how to use the “work at home” experience to find new and better ways to do things. The podcast explores a series of great ideas that came while working in social
Episode 4: The Work at Home Opportunity

Episode 4: The Work at Home Opportunity

A radical change in work environments often leads to deep creativity. This episode explores how to use the “work at home” experience to find new and better ways to do things. The podcast explores a series of great ideas that came while working in social

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Getting started with “home work” means creating the right space, identifying the unifying purpose to help establish work priorities, and connecting with the right people to enhance your productivity. This podcast is an introduction to the upcoming series
Episode 1: Place, Purpose, and People

Episode 1: Place, Purpose, and People

Getting started with “home work” means creating the right space, identifying the unifying purpose to help establish work priorities, and connecting with the right people to enhance your productivity. This podcast is an introduction to the upcoming series...

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Host and Professor Scott Hammond has more than doubled his productivity in the last five years since he started working at home. This podcast episode is his personal rules for working at home.
Episode 2: My Rules for Working at Home

Episode 2: My Rules for Working at Home

Host and Professor Scott Hammond has more than doubled his productivity in the last five years since he started working at home. This podcast episode is his personal rules for working at home.