Nature of Work Podcast Episode 1: The natural ingredients of work at ready-meals pioneer COOK

June 2, 2021 10:11 am

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has been a great accelerator for digital transformation but many organizations have also seen acceleration in other parts of their business too – and the story of COOK is no exception, as a three-year plan to roll out home delivery suddenly happened in two months. As the effects of the pandemic ‘pressure cooker’ were felt from leadership to the frontline, what was COOK’s recipe for success?

The essential ingredient is relationships. In this first episode of the Nature of Work podcast, we welcome guests from COOK, a frozen ready-meals company based in the UK, who share the inspiring story of their company’s deeply rooted purpose of creating both nourishing food and nourishing relationships.

“Fulfilment and happiness through a lifetime simply come from relationships. This is what it’s all about. How can we really enable everybody’s relationships to be the bedrock of not only success and successful business, but also real thriving life, personalized collective life, together?”

James Rutter, Chief Creative Officer, COOK

In conversation with Nature of Work authors, Paul Miller and Shimrit Janes, COOK Co-CEO, Rosie Brown, and Chief Creative Officer, James Rutter, discuss the importance of purpose, goodwill, community and relationships in building a flourishing organization. They share examples of how these elements are ingrained in every part of the culture and the story of COOK – from its very origin to recently becoming a B Corporation – and explain why COOK matters in the world.

Grab a plate and listen to hear about the unique leadership structure at COOK and be inspired by the stories that breathe life into the idea of a living organization.

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