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How to Lead Through Moments That Matter

How to Lead Through Moments That Matter

What is a Moment of Leadership? Have you considered what might change within your team if you focused on moments of leadership as opposed to training on “how to be a leader?” What’s a moment of leadership? A human moment. A moment of caring and connection. What if we started…

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Mattering in the Workplace

Mattering in the Workplace

Does Mattering Still Matter? Has belonging and mattering in the workplace lost momentum or mojo lately? What was on everyone’s mind a year or so ago has now been replaced by AI or the obsession with bringing everyone back to an office. It seems like business focus on cultural necessities…

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Workplace Well-Being in 2024

Workplace Well-Being in 2024

Everyone Thrives We have come a long way in the world of workplace well-being. Years ago, “corporate wellness programs” were established as a way to minimize costs for health insurance claims, and smart business leaders, along with their engaged workforces and passionate well-being professionals, played a role in the evolution…

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Learning in the Workplace

Learning in the Workplace

Everyone Learns Learning is like breathing. Most of the time, we do it without noticing. At the same time, we can also control it. We have the ability to focus our attention and energy on learning something new, in the same way we can use slow deep breaths to calm…

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Strategic Planning for Business Success

Strategic Planning for Business Success

Defining “Everyone Rises” At humanworks8, we believe Everyone Rises. How do we create processes and systems that help us rise to the challenge of reaching or exceeding our individual and organization goals? It starts with people – the people who work within those systems and elevate them in a way…

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How to Improve Workplace Communication

How to Improve Workplace Communication

Defining “Everyone Contributes” At humanworks8, we say Everyone Contributes. We question together. We communicate clearly. We love good conversations. We believe each person has a voice and a valuable point of view. Be it through your internal communication channels such as the intranet, e-mail or live all-hands meetings, through pulse…

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What is Teamwork?

What is Teamwork?

Workplace Culture & Connection At humanworks8, we believe “Everyone Connects.” Some might call that teamwork, but “teamwork” is often misunderstood and overused. We asked AI Chat, “What is teamwork?” “Teamwork is the collaborative effort of a group of individuals with a common goal or purpose. It involves working together, sharing…

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Communicating with a Common Language

Communicating with a Common Language

Communication Consistency Communicating consistently across your organization’s humanscape is a practice that promotes connection, alignment and efficiency. It establishes a simplicity in the way employees connect, work toward goals, and create momentum for the organization. But what does consistent communication look like in practice, and how does an organization promote…

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Everyone Believes: Core Values-Based Action

Everyone Believes: Core Values-Based Action

Core Values: Flourishing or Floundering? Shared core values and the integration of an organization’s value system into all of its people touchpoints is a critical piece of an organization’s people puzzle because – as the humanworks8 philosophy states – Everyone Believes. Everyone takes action based on their beliefs. Values are…

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Workplace Culture & Talent Optimization

Workplace Culture & Talent Optimization

Everyone’s Unique What is Talent Optimization? Simply put, it’s individual employees at their best. The idea of talent optimization sounds good, but where does the process of optimizing talent begin? It starts with re-evaluating your organization’s beliefs: Are you giving the people of your organization the freedom to be their…

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