Insights

At +One, we are relentless in our pursuit to identify impactful ways to inspire organizations and their employees to connect, innovate, and thrive at work. Peruse some of our latest insights.

Who Among Us is Thriving? Attending to Wellbeing in a Hybrid World

The findings from Gallup’s extensive research outlined in the book Wellbeing – The Five Essential Elements (2021) propose five ingredients to individual wellbeing. In the first of this three-part series, Dr. Kate discusses career wellbeing and in subsequent articles, she will provide strategies for how leaders can enhance their management chops to support an employee’s career journey.

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Engaging Executives in Leading Organizational Culture Change

It’s common knowledge that a strong organizational culture correlates with a highly engaged and productive work force. But how do you get leaders to attend to the gaps in their own cultures and to be mindful of their employee’s experiences? Especially those who are set in their ways or too attached to “traditional” ways of running a business?

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Practicing Gratitude

When gratitude is part of the organizational culture and practice, it creates a ripple effect that transcends hierarchy and department boundaries and fosters collaboration and support, creating a stronger, more resilient organization.

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Propinquity: Connecting for Success in the New World of Work

The world of work is now distinctly different from the one that we recently left behind. Organizations that once insisted that their teams could never successfully work in a remote environment have suddenly been convinced that distributed teams and working from home is an effective and productive work mode. Contrarily, organizations that have long promoted remote work have suddenly realized that sending people away from the office wholesale has come with dramatic side effects.

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What Does it Mean to Come Alive Together

It is sometimes easy to forget that our shared work experience is exactly that – a shared experience. One that is shaped, for better or worse, by our daily interactions with the people we serve, and the people we work along-side. For a growing number of workers, we have become isolated and alone, and quite possibly to dire effect

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A Place to Belong – The New Mission of the Hybrid Workplace

Presence is still an incredibly important part of our work experience. Our proximity to others is one way in which we influence behavior, shared beliefs, and team culture. It is critical to the way we learn, and the relationships we build. But it is not an end into itself, and it should never be without intention.

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What do we Really Mean by Freedom to Choose Where we Work?

As I interview executive leaders about their plans to capitalize on the momentum given to them by the global pandemic, most reflect that their greatest aspiration is that their organizational processes, programs, places, and policies would better support the needs of their people rather than simply the tasks they perform.

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The Basic Vocabulary of Culture Design

As a result of evolving the role of the workplace, workplace designers and planners find themselves interacting increasingly with people who are planning the organization’s cultural priorities and the employee experience. As I bring together workplace designers and culture creators, I find the best starting point is shaping a shared vocabulary of the basics of culture design.

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Human-Centered Design Principles for Building a Better Workplace

As more mass-vaccination sites open daily, signaling hope of a normal tomorrow, it seems most organizations are still on a journey of constant starts and stops as they try to feel their way through the post-pandemic working world. With digital transformation efforts accelerating, we can imagine what the working world might look like three to five years from now

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A 3-Step Approach to Creating Meaningful Workplace Experiences

Management teams everywhere are grappling with the same question: Does the office still matter? While remote work is an alternative for many, some companies are rethinking the role of the office. Redefining the workplace as an experience opens the door to new and interesting possibilities for how we operate. But where do you start?

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