Welcome to the first episode in our series "Good Conversations", a podcast with inspiring stories to help you make work more meaningful. In this episode, our host Alessia Cesana is speaking to Dr Maria Power, academic and one of Good Works' trustees about the history of Catholic Social Teaching and what it is all about, in a lighthearted and relatable way. Brining together a self-described stereotypical millennial and a generation X-er over a cup of tea in a kitsch tearoom (please forgive the background noise!), this episode doesn't fail to inform as well as entertain.
The academic paper written by Dr Power with Prof Chris Baker mentioned in the episode can be found at: Ghosts in the machine: beliefs, values and worldviews in the workplace and business environment
Presented by Alessia Cesana with Dr Maria Power. Edited by Alessia Cesana and Richard Harris. Music "Circles" by Greg Aktinson under CC license.
Dr Power runs the Beliefs, Values and Worldviews at Work project of which Good Works is a partner.
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