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

Posted by Emily Bock on July 29, 2020 in

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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Black Lives Matter

Posted by Humu Leadership Team on June 2, 2020 in

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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Coronavirus and the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Posted by Liz Fosslien on May 18, 2020 in

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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Working from home while parenting full-time

Posted by Annie Wickman on April 21, 2020 in

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

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You’re invited: A conversation with Laszlo Bock and Cass R. Sunstein

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 20, 2020 in

How can business leaders and policymakers use behavioral science to combat the COVID crisis? Join Laszlo Bock and Cass Sunstein for a candid webinar conversation.

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Your space, your work, your mental health

Posted by Jake Goldwasser on April 14, 2020 in

Being stuck at home can test the patience of introverts and extroverts alike. Here are six science-backed tips about how to stay sane in a homebound crisis by using your space to your advantage.

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

Posted by Liz Fosslien on March 18, 2020 in

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

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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A New Look for Humu

Posted by Ben Huggins on February 13, 2020 in

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

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

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

‘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

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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Small habits with huge impact: Adam Grant

Posted by Liz Fosslien on October 24, 2019 in

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. Today, I’m delighted to speak with Wharton […]

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LaVerne Council on authentic leadership and being “the first”

Posted by Liz Fosslien on September 26, 2019 in

Could the key to successful teamwork be… line dancing? When LaVerne Council’s team members kept butting heads, she decided to use line dancing as part of a team building activity.  Initially, the experiment was a disaster. The team was wildly out of sync, and people constantly stepped on each other’s toes. But over time, they […]

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Small habits with huge impact: Katherine Milkman

Posted by Liz Fosslien on September 4, 2019 in

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 leaders share. Today, I had the pleasure of speaking […]

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Small Habits with Huge Impact: Cass R. Sunstein

Posted by Liz Fosslien on July 16, 2019 in

Welcome to the first in a series of interviews that will spotlight the wisdom and habits of some of the world’s most interesting people. 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 […]

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Announcing Humu’s Advisors

Posted by Jessie Wisdom PhD on June 26, 2019 in

At Humu, our mission is to make work better with behavioral science, machine learning, and a little bit of love. To help us achieve that goal, we’re thrilled to formally announce Cass R. Sunstein, Adam Grant, Katherine Milkman, Ethan Burris, and Amy Wrzesniewski as Humu advisors that will be providing us with strategic advice and expert counsel.

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Author and Professor Barry Schwartz on meaning and work

Posted by Liz Fosslien on June 20, 2019 in

We were lucky enough to have the Professor and best-selling author Barry Schwartz join our CEO Laszlo Bock a few weeks ago for a lunch-and-learn at the Humu offices. Here are a few highlights from the discussion.

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Humu Turns Two: To Celebrate Your Culture, Let the Team Take Over

Posted by Liz Fosslien on May 7, 2019 in

On May 1st, a momentous thing happened… Humu turned two! To celebrate how far Humu has come—as a company, as a product, and as a team—we took to the Santa Cruz mountains for a day of cooking, collaborating, and competing. Even better, the whole event was self-planned.

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On the ‘Muve: Our new office

Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 5, 2019 in

We moved! To show you our new space—and the thought that went into designing it—we asked the team to share their favorite things about our new digs.

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Talking Culture with Salesforce & Great Place to Work

Posted by Laszlo Bock on November 12, 2018 in

A few weeks back, as a part of Humu’s participation in the 2018 Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, I got the chance to participate in a breakfast session with two people I admire: Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work and Jody Kohner, SVP of Employee Experience at Salesforce. Over breakfast with more than […]

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