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

Posted by Laszlo Bock 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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Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group’s Chris Edmonds-Waters on How HR Can Pave the Way for What’s Next

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu and friends

The future of work has never been more uncertain. On a recent webinar, our CEO Laszlo Bock spoke with Chris Edmonds-Waters, CHRO at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Financial Group, about how HR leaders can best support their people and plan for what’s next. Laszlo Bock (LB): What’s your top priority at SVB right now? Chris […]

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You’re Invited: Keeping your teams connected during change

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu and friends

Change comes in many forms. From large-scale business transformation to dramatic, pandemic-induced shifts, what steps can leaders take to unite their people in the face of change —and to keep their most important business objectives on track? Join us for a candid conversation on Thursday, October 1st at 9am PT hosted by Vodafone CHRO Leanne […]

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How to Maintain Your Change Program (When Everything Else Changes)

Posted by Robbie Tilleard in People Science

At Humu, our nudges help leaders and organizations translate high-level strategy into action. In the Time Before COVID, that meant we focused on helping people be more resilient, collaborative, growth orientated, innovative, customer-centric and digitally-savvy (to name a few). Then, COVID hit. Suddenly, our customers’ employees were juggling multiple responsibilities, hours rapidly shifted away from […]

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8 Ways the Humu Team is Investing in Their Well-Being During Quarantine

Posted by Emily Bock in Humu and friends, Inside Humu

Because of the pandemic, many people (myself included) have been looking for new strategies and activities to keep themselves happy and healthy. At Humu, we know that small actions can have a big impact on how we feel—and on how we make others feel. I decided to talk to eight members of the Humu team to hear what they’re doing to invest in their well-being during quarantine.

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You’re invited: How Leaders Can Open Up to Their Teams Without Oversharing

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Newsletter

Join us for a discussion on Thursday, July 30th at 10am PT about opening up as a leader, hosted by our Head of Content and No Hard Feelings author Liz Fosslien and our CEO and Work Rules! author Laszlo Bock.

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You’re invited: How to improve inclusion and help people make better decisions

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu News

Join Humu co-founder and CEO Laszlo Bock and Humu Advisor and Wharton Professor Katy Milkman this Wednesday, June 3rd at 9am PT for a candid conversation around how to improve inclusion, help people make better decisions, and combat burnout.

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5 Tips to Prevent Employee Burnout and Protect Your Team’s Emotional Health

Posted by Jake Goldwasser in Inside Humu, People Science

Your workplace might not go back to normal, but large-scale shifts can be an opportunity to reset the culture of your organization. This is the time to ask yourself: What changes can I make to set my people up for success?

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5 Nudges to Boost Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted by Liz Fosslien in People Science

We have a long way to go, and rooting out systemic bias and racism in organizations won't happen overnight. But a first step that anyone, at any level of an organization, can take is to act as an ally.

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Black Lives Matter

Posted by Humu Leadership Team in Humu and friends

Black lives matter. In a time of crisis, we cannot stand idly by, either as a company or as individuals. Being an ally involves listening and learning—and taking action. Here are three things we're doing now.

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5 Nudges to Support Your People As Offices Reopen

Posted by Stefanie Tignor PhD in People Science

When offices reopen, business as usual will be impossible. Norms will have shifted, silos will have sprung up, and your people will still be fearful for their safety. Here are 5 science-backed ways to support your employees through this unprecedented transition.

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Coronavirus and the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu and friends, Humu News, People Science

Join Humu co-founder and CEO Laszlo Bock, Paradigm CEO and founder Joelle Emerson, and Paradigm Director Evelyn Carter, PhD this Wednesday, May 20th at 9am PT for a candid conversation on how the coronavirus pandemic and the rapid shift to remote is impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations.

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An open letter from working parents to our colleagues

Posted by Annie Wickman in Inside Humu

The danger with adjusting to a new normal—to viewing anything we’re going through as “normal”—is that we’ll start to let some of the deliberate empathy-building practices we put in place slip.

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4 ways to keep your team motivated as the crisis drags on

Posted by Molly Sands PhD in People Science

Here are four science-backed steps for how you can help your people build resilience and make it easier for them to cope with continued uncertainty.

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What leaders need to consider when we head back to offices

Posted by Liz Fosslien in Humu News, People Science

While no one can predict exactly when or how people will start returning to offices, it’s clear that business as usual will be impossible. Communication norms will have shifted, silos will have sprung up, and many employees will be coping with loss. Leaders need to start developing a clear plan for how they will support their people during what might be a bumpy transition.

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8 Remote Work Tips for Parents | Working from Home While Parenting

Posted by Annie Wickman in Humu and friends, People Science

Eight science-backed tips to make working and parenting from home a little easier.

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