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 […]
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 […]
What’s new at Humu—November 2019 Edition
Posted by Liz Fosslien on November 12, 2019 in
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, […]
Humu at GHC—and How Anyone Can Be an Ally
Posted by Liz Fosslien on October 16, 2019 in
In early October, four members of our team flew to Orlando, Florida to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), where they joined more than 26,000 women technologists and allies from different backgrounds to share ideas, gain new perspectives, and get to know each other. Though we’re still a small organization, we quickly decided it was […]
What’s New with Humu—October 2019 Edition
Posted by Liz Fosslien on October 8, 2019 in
Do you secretly suspect that you’re not good enough to be doing your job? Or that if you took on a more visible role, your coworkers would quickly discover that you’re a fraud? You’re not alone. Over two thirds of people will experience this kind of self-doubt, known as imposter syndrome, at some point in […]
What’s New with Humu—September 2019 Edition
Posted by Liz Fosslien on September 10, 2019 in
It’s back-to-school season! Which makes this the perfect time for a quick self-reflection: when was the last time you learned something new at work? If you’re struggling to remember, it might be time to bump growth up to a top priority. Continually seeking opportunities to develop your skill-set has oh-so-many benefits: it can counteract anxiety […]
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.
What’s New with Humu—June 2019 Edition
Posted by Liz Fosslien on June 11, 2019 in
Three scientifically-backed ways to make remote work… work. Plus, everything that's happening at Humu this month.
How Employee Engagement Surveys Kill Culture
Posted by Laszlo Bock on May 31, 2019 in
It only takes one engagement survey to destroy the company culture you’ve worked years to create. I’ve seen this pattern happen at too many organizations. Leadership sets out with the best intentions: to increase happiness, well-being, and inclusion at work. They know that the best place to start is to ask employees for feedback on what’s going well and what needs attention. And then they make a fatal mistake.
What’s New with Humu—May 2019 Edition
Posted by Liz Fosslien on May 14, 2019 in
What should you do when you’re stressed at work, but have little control over the underlying stressor? Our team is familiar with the normal ups and downs that occur at a rapidly growing startup. It helps that we’re an incredibly supportive group, but we also successfully navigate it all by practicing emotion regulation—science speak for […]
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.
What’s New with Humu—April 2019 Edition
Posted by Liz Fosslien on April 9, 2019 in
While 24/7 happiness isn’t possible, here are five tiny tweaks to increase the positive emotions you experience, help you feel more passionate about your job, and feel a sense of belonging at work.
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.
What’s New with Humu—January 2019 Edition
Posted by Meghan Casserly on January 15, 2019 in
We’re more than doubling the team at Humu this year, and moving to a (much!) bigger office to continue our efforts to make work better. That means hiring the best and the brightest from all walks of life.
Data Privacy at Humu: Building Systems for Trust to Make Work Better
Posted by Bryan Zimmer on January 9, 2019 in
Humu’s investment in both privacy and security is a part of our commitment to keeping a little bit of love in everything we do. That love and care of the data we’re trusted with is a critical part of our mission.
The Humu Nudge Engine is Making Work Better—Here’s How
Posted by Laszlo Bock on October 8, 2018 in
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.
Non-Solicit Agreements: Why They’re Wrong For Humu—And Silicon Valley
Posted by Laszlo Bock on August 22, 2018 in
This post was originally published as “Employee Poaching is Good For Business—Here’s Why” on Fast Company. There’s a lot to love about Silicon Valley. Some of the world’s most talented people tackling massive business challenges; flat, meritocratic cultures; an empowerment of employee voice that allows them to make real change happen. And of course the […]
One Year of Science, Machine Learning, and Love
Posted by Wayne Crosby on April 30, 2018 in
Today marks an important milestone for the Humu team. It’s the culmination of twelve months of developing and deploying behavioral change technology that helps people become happier and more productive at work, in real time. And it also sets the compass for the next phase of the company as we continue on our mission of […]