The Critical Path with Mary and Jason

The Critical Path with Mary and Jason


Latest Episodes

Podcast Episode 24 – Planning the Perfect Heist
May 23, 2019

Often, we run into teams on construction projects who view the planning process as a luxury that they can’t afford. After all, if they know how to do their work, they don’t need to spend time and money before the fact, right?

Podcast Episode 23 – Breathe
April 25, 2019

As the sun finally starts to appear and we start seeing the first truly warm days of the season, it’s inevitable that we all start thinking about vacations. Too often, vacations get pushed aside or interrupted without a thought for how important time t...

Podcast Episode 22 – I’m Stuck Here!
April 18, 2019

This month, there are some big changes happening in our personal sphere. The more we talked through what to do about the latest parenting challenges, the more we realized that our work was very relevant, which ultimately led to this podcast.

Podcast Episode 21 – Manage Like You Parent
April 11, 2019

Get ready for a very special episode of The Critical Path! This week is spring break, and the kids were hanging out at the office playing VR when it was time to record an episode. We sat down in front of the microphones with the two of them (now 13 and...

Podcast Episode 20 – Resolution Theory
April 04, 2019

At Arcade, we spend a lot of time talking about change. Resolution Theory is our model for understanding what a change encompasses and where our strengths and weaknesses lie. In this episode, we detail Resolution Theory and give you ways to use it to h...

Podcast Episode 19 – Dealing with Burnout
March 28, 2019

We’re in the business of helping companies navigate big changes. When an organization moves through a lot of changes in a short period of time, burnout is inevitable. In this episode, we talk about managing burnout,

Podcast Episode 18 – Productive Conflict
March 21, 2019

Conflict can be really destructive at the workplace. It’s important to have teams who get along, but in our quest to minimize friction, sometimes we go too far. In fact, some conflict is productive and necessary to do our best work. In this episode,

Podcast Episode 17 – Gamify Your Workplace
March 14, 2019

One of our favorite ways to improve culture, efficiency and solve a broad array of workplace issues is with Gamification. By building the right game, we can encourage the changes we’re trying to make, and help our teams have fun while they work.

Podcast Episode 16 – Managing Conflict
March 07, 2019

In Episode 16, we talked about a common subject of discussion for us – Conflict Management. We believe that the basis of almost every conflict is the issue of misaligned realities. If Phase 0 of conflict management is the recognition that we’re working...

Podcast Episode 15 – Solving Authority Issues
February 28, 2019

In Episode 13, we talked about the difference between Respect, Authority and Deference. Understanding the different elements of ‘Respect’ is only the first part of the puzzle. In this episode, we’re focusing on Authority.