EPISODE
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Erica Keswin

Founder of The Spaghetti Project

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How involved are you within your company? Do you like the culture there? Do you connect with your coworkers or do you feel like you’re just going in every day, sitting down at your desk and getting straight to work? I ask because our guest today is Erica Keswin and she’s all about understanding the dynamics and relationships of people and technology in the workplace.

This past fall she founded The Spaghetti Project in her living room with a group of fifty people. She got the idea to start the company after reading a 2015 Cornell Study that found that eating meals together improved firemen’s performance. Intrigued by this idea she wondered how it was possible to get people to connect more with friends and colleagues in the workplace. So she started her research company to identify how smart companies are making this connection.

But I think what really makes this interview worth listening to is the story of Erica‘s past… as a child, money was tight. Her mom, especially had a hard time, getting stopped at a store for shoplifting. It was a turning point for her. Listen to how it’s impacted her financial life today.

If you’d like to learn more about Erica visit www.ericakeswin.com or follow her on Twitter @Erica_Keswin.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “We need to both leverage technology [in the workplace] to strengthen relationships but also put it in its place.” – Click To Tweet

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