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Updates on our mission to make work better through science, machine learning, and a little bit of love.

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The Humu Nudge Engine is Making Work Better—Here’s How

Posted by Laszlo Bock on October 8, 2018 in Humu News

By combining research, technology, and humanity, Humu measures what matters inside organizations to focus attention and action on the incremental—but dramatic—changes that lead to a stronger, happier, and more productive workplace.

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Crisis Resilience: 3-month packages of nudges to support your people

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 1, 2020 in Humu News

For teams and organizations, we’re now offering 3-month packages of nudges that make it easy for leaders to help their people develop better resilience skills and remote work habits.

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How HR can help pave the way during unprecedented times

Posted by Caribay Garcia on March 31, 2020 in People Science

In light of COVID-19, organizations are implementing unprecedented shifts in how they work.  Here are five ways HR can leverage their existing skills and position to support others during these challenging times.

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How to be a great virtual leader 

Posted by Tom Skiba PhD on March 26, 2020 in People Science

COVID-19 has shut down your office. Fortunately for you and your team, you can still work from home—but the way you’ll be working looks very different.  With the watercooler, face-to-face meetings, and casual walk-bys gone for now, leaders need to be extra deliberate in the way they manage their teams. Here are five scientifically-backed tips to help your team thrive in its new virtual reality. 

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Leading through a crisis

Posted by Tom Skiba PhD on March 24, 2020 in People Science

In the face of uncertainty, a leader's actions can make all the difference.

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COVID-19: Leading a remote team with empathy and resilience

Posted by Liz Fosslien on March 23, 2020 in Humu News

Join Humu CEO and co-founder Laszlo Bock and Hum People Scientist Leslie Caputo for a live virtual discussion about remote work on Wednesday March 25th at 12:30pm PST.

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COVID-19: We’re providing nudges to anyone who needs them

Posted by Liz Fosslien on March 18, 2020 in Humu and friends, Humu News

At Humu, our mission is to make work better for everyone, everywhere. As part of that effort and in response to COVID-19, we’re going to start providing modified email nudges about working remotely or with distributed colleagues to our customers and anyone who wants them.

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How we’re responding to COVID-19

Posted by Laszlo Bock on March 10, 2020 in Humu and friends, Humu News, Inside Humu, People Science

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, many organizations have already implemented unprecedented shifts in how they work. This is a historic time that requires all of us to be adaptable, resilient, and supportive of one another in the face of uncertainty. At Humu, we’ve made it a priority to do our part to […]

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What’s New at Humu – February 2020 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on February 25, 2020 in Humu News, Inside Humu, Newsletter

At Humu, we get it. Working together isn’t always smooth sailing. Humans are complex. Even if you have great people on a team, interpersonal friction can slow them down.  What if a tiny nudge—in the right moment, personalized to the individual—could make everything easier? What’s a nudge, anyway? The word “nudge” gets thrown around a […]

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A New Look for Humu

Posted by Ben Huggins on February 13, 2020 in Humu and friends, Humu News, Inside Humu

Exciting news! We’re introducing new illustrations to help us better communicate in a clear, approachable way. Last year, our team ran research to evaluate the effectiveness of our old, fish-themed style. We loved the fish (and still do!) but it became clear that there was a mismatch between the perception of those fish illustrations and […]

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What’s New at Humu – January 2020 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on January 22, 2020 in Engineering, Humu and friends, Humu News, Inside Humu, Newsletter, People Science

Welcome to 2020!  We’re using the start of the new year, a natural reflection point, as a chance to look at how much we’ve grown since we first announced the Nudge Engine® a little over a year ago.  (We encourage you to also set aside time to intentionally celebrate your wins. Research shows that people […]

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Creating Community with a Global Team

Posted by Jake Goldwasser on January 14, 2020 in Humu and friends, Inside Humu, People Science

At Humu, our mission is to make work better. And we don’t just mean better here in sunny California – we mean in every corner of the world. We also know that countries and regions have distinct work cultures, and that to deploy our technology globally, we need the help of locals everywhere. My background […]

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What’s new at Humu—December 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on December 12, 2019 in Humu and friends, Inside Humu, Newsletter

‘Tis the season for gifting!  And as you might already know, one of the best things you can give your team is the gift of feedback (it’s a cliche for a reason). By outlining the specific steps someone can take to level up, you help them learn and grow—and set themselves up for long-term success. […]

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Small habits with huge impact: Don A. Moore

Posted by Cori Land on November 20, 2019 in Humu and friends, People Science

At Humu, our mission is to make work better, and we regularly get the chance to talk to inspiring minds in academia, business, and government. When we do, we ask questions that we hope will help everyone—everywhere—benefit and grow from the advice, routines, and practices these experts share. A few weeks ago, I was delighted […]

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What’s new at Humu—November 2019 Edition

Posted by Liz Fosslien on November 12, 2019 in Humu News, Newsletter

Imagine your team is gathered in a conference room, brainstorming ways to fix a pressing problem. The group starts to converge on an idea, when an easier and far more cost-effective solution pops into your head. But instead of saying something, you immediately second-guess yourself. You’ve never felt very comfortable being yourself around your coworkers, […]

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Humu

Posted by Liz Fosslien on October 30, 2019 in Engineering, Inside Humu, People Science

“A lot of stories are never told. This month is an opportunity to talk about them.” – Alberto Melgoza, Engineer, Humu At Humu, we know that the best workplaces are those in which all individuals feel safe being their true selves and valued for everything that makes them unique. With that in mind, we kicked […]

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