50. Overcoming the Meeting Mania w/ Stephanie Dismore, HP

November 15, 2022


Summary

There is a true meeting mania in many organizations and workplaces today. With the rise of remote and hybrid work, having multiple meetings every day has become the norm and this is clearly taking a heavy toll on workers everywhere.

Today, we have Stephanie Dismore, the Managing Director of HP in North America. She is passionate about the health and well-being of HP’s employees and is helping pave the way to the future of hybrid work.

In this episode, we talked about this meeting mania and the impacts it has on employees around the world. We considered the challenges involved in how we engage in the corporate world and thought up some solutions to make hybrid meetings more inclusive. 

Most importantly, Stephanie shared with us how she is tackling this mania as an employee health and wellness issue and how she is changing the meeting culture and mindset at HP by giving employees the autonomy and flexibility to figure out what works for them. 

In this episode:

[03:09] What remote first means at HP

[05:27] Understanding the current meeting mania and its impacts

[11:53] How Stephanie is changing the meeting culture and mindset at HP

[22:08] Hybrid meetings: challenges and solutions to create equality for both those in-person and remote

[33:29] How HP is tackling this as an employee health and wellness issue

About Our Guest

Stephanie Dismore is Senior Vice President and Managing Director for North America, at HP Inc. In this role, she is responsible for leading all aspects of HP’s market strategy and managing the multibillion-dollar P&L for the company’s largest geographic region. She is passionate about the health and well-being of HP’s employees and is helping pave the way to the future of hybrid work.

Connect with Stephanie Dismore

On LinkedIn

HP Website

Resources Mentioned:

Qatalog Work Hub – Find what you need, see who’s working on what, and get updates on where things are at, without the endless stream of emails and pings coming from everywhere. Sign up now at Qatalog.com for a free 30-day trial, for you and your team.

--- Other resources mentioned in this episode:

Stephanie mentions two studies during the episode that provide important data and information for those who are interested in the future of work:

1. Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index Special Report

2. Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

To learn more about Poly, the company they acquired to pave the way to creating the hybrid work experiences of the future, go to: poly.com