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The Human Workplace

Forget Middle Managers. Here’s Why.

Have you ever seen the movie Office Space? Do you remember the scene where Peter Gibbons tells the consultants (the “Bobs”) that he has eight different bosses at Initech? It’s a great scene because it touches on the complete waste of time and resources caused … Read full posting »

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Do You Work in 2015…or 1950?

  Does your boss ever remind you of Michael Scott—selfish and offensive? Or maybe Don Draper—absent and ungrateful? Unfortunately, lots of managers and companies are still way behind the times when it comes to workplace culture We are sorry, but this quiz is now closed.

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On Work, Love & Play: An Interview with Brigid Schulte

Americans work the longest and most “extreme” hours of any industrialized country in the world. So that means we get a lot done, right? Not exactly. Countries like Norway, where people work shorter hours, are actually more productive per hour than the U.S. Instead of … Read full posting »

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WORKHUMAN 2016 CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Are you a passionate promoter of a better future for the workplace? Are you a great storyteller with research, expertise or experience to share with our audience of HR and business leaders who want to build stronger, more successful and—above all—more human workplaces? Do you … Read full posting »

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What are You Grateful For? Celebrate World Gratitude Day

Today is World Gratitude Day. But I’ll be honest—when our copywriter extraordinaire, Sarah Payne, told me today was World Gratitude Day, my first reaction was to say “But that’s ridiculous! Every day should be world gratitude day!” (And if you want to take my word, … Read full posting »

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Interview with Dr. Robert Emmons

  Lest you categorize the idea of gratitude as “fluff,” or not worthy of attention in business, consider this statement from Robert Emmons: “Gratitude is the high-octane fuel without which we’d be in relational ruin. I mean, organizations, families, societies would crumble.” Gratitude literally powers … Read full posting »

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Why You Should Put Your Workforce to Sleep

  You read that right. I think you should put your workforce to sleep. (But in the best possible way, I promise.) And it may not be as easy as you think to get them sleeping more. I have a friend who tells me all … Read full posting »

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What It Really Means To Humanize Work

  Mindfulness, values, play, and other themes from the inaugural WorkHuman Summit It was about time. As Derek Irvine, Vice President, Client Strategy and Consulting at Globoforce, pointed out in a quick historical office tour stretching from the Ancient Greeks to the knowledge age, we have … Read full posting »

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WorkHuman 2015 Reading List

One of the surprise hits of WorkHuman 2015 last week was the element of the conference that was perhaps closest to my own heart–the WorkHuman Bookstore. Well, maybe not such a surprise. We put the bookstore right into the center of the event for a … Read full posting »

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WorkHuman Music Playlist

Many of you who attended WorkHuman 2015 this past week have mentioned the music, and asked if you could get a copy of the playlist. (We are secretly ridiculously delighted about this, because we designed WorkHuman 2015 to be an immersive experience, and took a … Read full posting »

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