Optimize Open Floor Plan

6 Tips to Boost Productivity in an Open Floor Plan

July 24, 2019
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In 2017, I wrote a blog post about how to optimize a trendy, open workspace. At that time, we began to see a growing number of studies demonstrating the downside of working without walls—everything from increased illness and stress, to an unexpected decline in human interaction as employees did what they could to tune out […]

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How to Create a Culture of Opportunity

Career Ladder or Career Jungle Gym? How to Create a Culture of Opportunity

June 26, 2019
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I recently caught up with a former colleague who is now running a large, high profile sales organization. When I asked how it was going, he looked at me, sighed, and said, “It seems like everyone just wants to be a manager.” As the economy heats up, so do employee expectations. According to one study, […]

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Employee Retention

6 Must-Do Employee Retention Moves to Survive the Q1 Quitting Season

January 8, 2019
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Welcome to 2019. If you are like the majority of US companies, you just closed out your fiscal year and are ready to start anew. December was likely busy with 2019 goal setting and year-end bonus calculations. While you might be ready to get a jump start, keep in mind that January, especially in a […]

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Broken Bone v. Broken Heart

Broken Bone vs. Broken Heart

June 20, 2018
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Broken Bone vs. Broken Heart As we continue to process the tragic loss of two incredible talents, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I am concerned about how we deal with mental illness in our places of work.   According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18.5% of adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in […]

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Preparedness + Compassion

Preparedness + Compassion

September 11, 2017
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Preparedness + Compassion On behalf of Inspire Human Resources, our thoughts are with all of those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As a New York-based firm, I recall going through 9/11 (sixteen years ago) as well as Hurricane Sandy (four Falls ago)—and helping leaders recover.  I saw firsthand that preparedness and compassion are key […]

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Organization Design + Change Management

Fraternal Twins: OD & Change Management

September 6, 2017
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Fraternal Twins: Organization Design & Change Management Organizational design (OD) and change management are often seen as two separate entities under the same umbrella, like siblings from the same family. I think of this duo more like fraternal twins—as much as you want to give them individuality and independence, they are intrinsically interdependent. A common […]

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