In episode 124, Coffey talks with Holly Novak about lessons to be learned from OpenAI’s firing of Sam Altman, politics in the workplace, and whether four-day workweeks are gaining traction. They discuss transparency and succession planning in preparing for an executive exit; responding to workplace conflict arising from different political opinions; employee’s expectations that leaders take a stand on political issues; and how to evaluate whether a four-day work week might be right for an organization. Here are some of the news items they discussed:  
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Holly Novak

Holly Novak

Holly Novak is the Chief People Officer for Jack Henry & Associates which is an S&P 500 financial technology company with over 7000 employees. She has over 20 years of HR experience in various disciplines, including HR Operations, Business Operations, HR Business Partner, Recruiter, and HRIS. Her expertise focuses around Coaching, Executive Compensation, People Analytics, Communication, Performance Management, Compliance, and HR technology. She received her Business Management degree and MBA from Texas Tech University and is an active member in the Society for Human Resource Management organization in both Texas and nationally serving as an Assistant Director TexasSHRM. Holly lives in the North Texas area with her husband Todd and two daughters, Rylie and Teagan.


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