Our perspective on the future of org design, people development, leadership, and teamwork


Pacific Life Insurance Improves the Speed & Quality of Decision Making

The August Team was incredibly lucky to partner with the folks at Pacific Life Insurance over the past 18 months as the organization worked to...

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Interview with Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy about Big Feelings

We need to make space for big feelings at work.

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Want to get work done? Start with emotional connection

As March, Q2, and winter come to a close, there's a sudden perceived and real pressure to take action. Deadlines that once felt far off, suddenly...

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How to Choose Your Hybrid Work Model

Hybrid work has been a tough transition for leaders. It’s no easy lift to overhaul how your workplace functions while still maintaining day-to-day...

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Most Recent

The Future of Operations: August recertifies as a B Corporation

This month August was recertified as a B Corporation. Originally certified in 2018, we think B Corps are a part of the future of work because they...

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3 Reasons Why August's Value of Public Benefit is More Critical Than Ever

Over the past few years, it's been easy to dismiss "company values" as a sham created by CMO's to enhance their company's image. As we've watched ...

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7 ways to change systems: Applying a systems lens to organizational transformation

When I’m stuck on a big, messy change problem, I find myself returning to Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows over and over again. The way she...

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Four Reasons to Consider In-Person Gatherings

The pandemic has taught us that we don't need to default to in person for every activity. Heeding quarantine orders, people set up shop at home and...

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A Simple Way to Live Your Org Values

Equity is one of our core values at August. One way we are trying to live up to that value is to partner with organizations that can help us build a...

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