Posts in: stories that shift

July 22, 2022 SHIFT

What Do Surveys and Diversity Trends Have in Common? You.

Are Surveys Moving You Forward or Holding You Back? So often we hear how people dread surveys. It makes sense. Employees don't feel their voice leads to meaningful change. Leaders struggle to turn data insights from surveys...

June 24, 2022 SHIFT

Say Goodbye to Legacy Thinking, Say Hello to the Future

The roots of why we do certain things the way we do often makes little sense. For example, did you know that the QWERTY keyboard was designed to make us work harder, not smarter? In our CEO Joe Mechlinski's recent TEDx talk, he...

June 10, 2022 SHIFT

Commitment to Work Starts With Connection to Peers

What is affective commitment? It's the sense of emotional attachment and identification with an organization's mission and culture. This FastCompany article calls out three tactics that help promote emotional connection at work:

May 26, 2022 SHIFT

Better You, Better Us, Better All

  Are You Living By Design? "Johns Hopkins estimates that 26% of the U.S. population is struggling with mental health right now." That's why it's more important than ever that we lean into our SHIFT value of "Live by Design." ...

May 13, 2022 Misti Aaronson

How Are Teams Really Feeling Right Now?

Unpack Sources of Stress As COVID-19-related stress has started to fall, there's increasing stress due to burnout, poor management, and leadership concerns. In Headspace Health's Fourth Annual Workforce Attitudes Toward Mental...

April 29, 2022 Misti Aaronson

Prioritizing the Human Experience at Work

Are Workplace Friendships Priceless? "If you have a friend you look forward to seeing at work, it's like earning $100,000 more in salary each year." As more teams are starting to come together for in-person gatherings and team...

April 15, 2022 Misti Aaronson

Organizational Agility Starts at the Top

Agile Organizations Adapt to Change There's a lot to unpack in Asana's survey of 10,624 global knowledge workers, but these quick stats are worth calling out: Employees are spending 27% more time this year on skilled work – and 

April 1, 2022 Misti Aaronson

Ignite the Change Your Organization Craves

Raise Your Hand If You're Going Hybrid Our latest LinkedIn poll found that only 16% of companies are pushing their people back into the office – and more than half (58%) are taking a hybrid approach. Going hybrid is not for the...

March 4, 2022 Misti Aaronson

Tell Your Story or Have It Told For You

When people don’t have a narrative to latch onto, people will create their own version of the truth. In a world full of unknowns, stories can help people make sense of what’s happening. This is no different in the workplace. The...