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It’s Not a Career Ladder, It’s a Career Playground

It’s Not a Career Ladder, It’s a Career Playground

The era of hybrid, flexible work has opened up a new kind of career path, one where the climb isn’t necessarily to the top. Used to be, the goal was to climb the career ladder: start in an entry-level position and travel in a single, vertical direction up the rungs to...

Gallup Shows What Drives Engagement

Gallup Shows What Drives Engagement

Last month, my company held its first in-person Workhuman Live gathering after two years holding it online. The energy was electric and a bit edgy, because the business leaders there sensed that we are at a crossroads. The confluence of technology, social challenges,...

How to Actually Encourage Employee Accountability

How to Actually Encourage Employee Accountability

Companies have been struggling to define and improve accountability processes —from annual performance appraisals to routine check-ins with the boss — for decades, and most employees still dread the conversations. Most of these processes usually result in forced...

Addressing The Labor Issue With Creativity And Intention

Addressing The Labor Issue With Creativity And Intention

There is plenty in the news about the “Great Resignation.” Today, that conversation is turning into the “Great Regret.” Employers have much to learn and think about from this unprecedented job turnover rate. Researchers at McKinsey & Company say that employees are...

How to Create an Ownership Mentality Within Your Team

How to Create an Ownership Mentality Within Your Team

Don't just promote accountability – build a culture where people pick up the trash. Organizations have an accountability crisis, according to the Workplace Accountability Study. Leaders know that accountability is vital for success. However, they struggle to build a...

Every Strong Team Starts With Purpose And Belonging

Every Strong Team Starts With Purpose And Belonging

In the wake of the Great Resignation, many business leaders may feel like their teams are in shambles. The United States recently hit a record mark, with 5 million more job openings than unemployed people. While a desire to earn higher wages certainly plays a role in...

Want Happier Employees? Build a Culture of Trust

Want Happier Employees? Build a Culture of Trust

Trust is at an all-time low – here's what you can do about it Trust is the foundation of strong interpersonal relationships. It is built through actions, not words – moment by moment, through multiple interactions. In the workplace, trust not only strengthens ongoing...

This Kind of Movement Can Be the Key to Healing Burnout

This Kind of Movement Can Be the Key to Healing Burnout

“Look at all these beautiful bodies,” the instructor shouted over the music. The beat of the song made my whole body vibrate as the bass swelled in a rhythmic crescendo. I concentrated on the instructor’s movements, mimicking the flawlessly choreographed blend of...

You just might be more productive if you work less

You just might be more productive if you work less

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to know whether you’re working too many hours. But, thinking about working too many hours conjures up images of arriving at the office early and staying late. Certainly, it means something more than the standard 40-hour workweek. So,...