Be Inclusive, Not Just Tolerant

Be Inclusive, Not Just Tolerant

When I think about the words “inclusion” and “tolerance,” I see a large chasm. In regards to the modern-day workforce, diversity and inclusion mean accepting and welcoming people from different walks of life. Tolerance, on the other hand, does not denote acceptance,...
The Downside of Open-Concept Offices

The Downside of Open-Concept Offices

Once touted as a powerful tool to encourage collaboration and creativity, cubicle-free open workplaces have taken a hit in the business world as research indicates that they often discourage face-to-face interactions and harm productivity. “The neuroscience is...
The Results of a Remote Work Experiment

The Results of a Remote Work Experiment

Remote work has always been a heavily debated topic, especially among HR professionals, who frequently face challenges that relate to employee productivity and development. There’s pressure to figure out how employees can achieve peak performance, and how managers can...
4 Common Misconceptions About Co-Working

4 Common Misconceptions About Co-Working

When I first started working in the co-working industry more than 15 years ago, everyone who walked through our door had to be educated about what co-working actually was. From reassuring people that there was enough space for all to work comfortably to teaching them...
Do You Need a Culture Budget?

Do You Need a Culture Budget?

We’ve been talking about work culture for decades now. But it turns out most organizations still don’t do anything really meaningful to manage their company culture. If fact, we’ve just been paying lip service to it. That’s largely because actually doing...
Deciding on an Intramural Program for Your Business

Deciding on an Intramural Program for Your Business

“All work and no play” may not make Jack a dull boy, but it certainly does him no health favors. A 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that nearly 80 percent of North American adults don’t get the recommended amount of exercise each...

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