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Diversity and Universal Design

In 2015, a study published in Nature Climate Change concluded that many women do indeed work in an excessively chilly climate. The study was not about gender inequality in the workplace. In this case, the researchers were actually measuring the temperature of offices. Every summer, office temperatures plunge as air conditioners are cranked up. Ironically, for many women, this means toting sweaters and scarves to…

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How Culture Hinges on Habitat

A growing number of businesses now recognize that changing one’s corporate culture can drive innovation, increase productivity and create a more collaborative and transparent workplace. Unfortunately, all too often, cultural changes fail to take off or take hold. Why? The answer is simple. Too many organizations fail to recognize that culture hinges on habitat or organizational design. In short, too many organizations fail to recognize…

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How the Sharing Economy is Redesigning the Workplace

By definition, the sharing economy encompasses any digital platform that facilitates the peer-to-peer sharing of goods and services. A decade ago few people had heard the term “sharing economy.” A mere ten years later, the sharing economy has already radically restructured our day-to-day lives. Since 2009, the sharing economy has changed how many of us travel (e.g., Airbnb and HomeAway) and move from place-to-place (e.g.,…

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THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

Insights and best practices for business leaders to enhance corporate culture, promote leadership and maximize results. Deceptively simple, bicycles remain the most efficient form of transportation on the planet. Lightweight and comprised of relatively simple parts, they are designed to convert one form of energy—let’s say, whatever you ate for breakfast—into another form of energy—kinetic energy. Disassembled, a bicycle is just a frame and a pile of minuscule hardware,…