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3 Strategies to Ensure You Thrive in the Future of Work

We recognize that the world of work has changed dramatically, but we often don’t have an actionable strategy to help us get ahead of the curve in our businesses. This video illustrates the 3 crucial principles that individuals and organizations must tap into in order to thrive in tomorrow’s emerging economy!… Read More»

Is Having a Great Job the Next Human Rights Issue?

Yes, our organizations are many things. One thing they are NOT, however — at least for most of us — is a center of wellbeing.

People who write (and obsess) about the things I write (and obsess) about often reference statistics and studies about things like employee engagement. You’ve probably heard stats like two out of every three people in the US are not engaged at work. This is true, terrible, and a helpful measurement for us to understand what’s going on, but what if there’s an even bigger problem to contend with?… Read More»

How To Start A Work Revolution

A couple weekends ago, a group of leading entrepreneurs, startup investors, futurists, organizational designers, thought leaders, and technology experts converged in New York City for a social experiment called the Work Revolution Summit. The Summit was created as a launching point for The Work Revolution project—an advocacy group that aims to fundamentally reinvent the way […] Read moreRead More»

The Dirty Secret Of Workplace Diversity

Intellectually, it’s easy for us to promote the value of diversity in our organizations. We can endlessly proclaim epithets about the added benefit of a diverse and varied constituency of employees, espousing the importance of mixing genders, races, generations, and lifestyles. In our heads, we “get it,” and for good reason—it seems almost self-evident that […] Read moreRead More»

Why Engagement Sucks, And The Two Things We Need To Fix It – Part 2

Welcome to the second full week of our special blog series, “Winning through Engagement.” We start the week with the conclusion to Josh Allan Dykstra’s post on making work environments that don’t suck! Suck work environments deplete engagement. Right now our employee engagement sucks. Depending on who’s measuring it, somewhere between 70% and 80% of […] Read moreRead More»

Why Engagement Sucks and Two Things We Need To Fix It – Part 1

The engagement blog series keeps on rolling. Today Josh Allan Dykstra steps up to the conversation and explores one of Shawn’s favorite topics – work as a source of joy. Josh ties it to engagement nicely. This is the first of two parts. Also, we’ll be interviewing Josh about his new book, “Igniting the Invisible […] Read moreRead More»

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