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

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3 Enablers of Responsive Systems Change

How every employee can play a role in updating your organization’s operating system, together

Every organization is full of people who can help...

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Designing organizations for Generation Z

I was born in 1986, and thus am one of the oldest Millennials. I graduated into a recession, and have found myself bouncing around large...

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Using Consent to make decisions faster

We’re living in an era of unprecedented uncertainty, and there are too many factors at play to give us a chance at making the “right” decisions....

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Small Experiments With Radical Intent

Several months back, Erica and I were doing an introductory session with a Global Operations team inside of one of August's larger clients.

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Belonging: A Conversation about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Photo by   Jonathan Chng  on  Unsplash

Happy new(ish) year everyone! As we kick off the new year, I have been fortunate enough to be...

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Befriending the Raging Toddler Within: Cultivating Emotional Maturity

In my organization, we do feedback a little differently than typical performance reviews. We have what we call GBOP (Get Better on...

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The Future of Work is Political

I’m standing in line today to exercise my right to vote for the first time. Despite growing up in the US, I’ve only recently become a US citizen.

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OKRs and KPIs—Defining Metrics for Innovative Teams

Photo by   Charles Deluvio  on  Unsplash 

Innovative teams need different metrics, here’s how to do it.

 

Innovative teams...

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Prototypes vs. MVPs — What’s the difference?

“Yellow box of crayons sit on a wooden table” by   Evan Kirby

 An easy breakdown to get your team started.

 

Teams...

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Quick and Simple User Tests

Validate your assumptions in little time with little budget

Becoming a learning or more agile organization takes time. It requires mindset...

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Pitching Creative Ideas to Stakeholders

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An easy how-to guide to help your idea make sense

Brilliant ideas are everywhere inside of our...

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The Insane Push to be Disruptive

How to make innovation inside your organization work

 

In every company and organization there is no shortage of brilliant ideas....

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