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Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Religion can feel like a forbidden topic in the workplace, but it’s an important aspect of who we are and how we relate to each other. There are many ways that we can incorporate conversations about religion into our workplaces to help us connect more authentically, build belonging, and set a strong foundation for working together. As we get into the practice of expanding our awareness of religious and cultural practices, we can change our attitudes and take action to create workplaces that are inclusive of people of all religious backgrounds.

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Reimagining Professionalism

Reimagining Professionalism

In this article, we draw from early American history, contemporary social movements, and the Coronavirus global pandemic to showcase the concept of a Personal Work Standard (PWS) as a liberated notion of professionalism where all employees can belong, matter, and be safe in their work.

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Human-First Meets JEDI: A New Approach to Recruitment and Retention

Human-First Meets JEDI: A New Approach to Recruitment and Retention

When employees are more connected and engaged, they are more productive, collaborative, and innovative. This article highlights the ways in which human resource processes can be developed through a combined Human-First and JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) lens, fostering a stronger organizational culture and healthier work environment.

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Organizational Resilience for Fluid Times

Organizational Resilience for Fluid Times

The beauty of building an appreciation for evolution into organizational DNA is a celebrated part of our work together at Integrated Work. We see dismantling approaches, structures, and teams in favor of others that better fit our intentions as a sign of progress in the direction of our dreams. In this article, we invite you to explore the dimensions of successful organizational change.

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JEDI-Infused Facilitation: Bodies, Power, and Intentions

JEDI-Infused Facilitation: Bodies, Power, and Intentions

We can create structures and interactions where everyone is seen, celebrated, resourced, and safe when we practice justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI)-infused facilitation. In this article, Darrie Matthew Burrage and Mikayla Branz share insights they gleaned by taking the time to reflect with colleagues on the body politics, power dynamics, and intentionality behind facilitation.

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Basecamp: Leadership Lessons

Basecamp: Leadership Lessons

In the past, it was believed that human-first, inclusive and transparent approaches to leadership were not productive for moving organizational success (and profitability) forward. That thinking is being disproven. Read more here to find out what lessons we might take away from recent events at Basecamp, the collaboration software company, so that we may become more awake and skilled in our own workplaces.

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Leading Change that Sticks

Leading Change that Sticks

Why is change so difficult? Whenever we ask our clients to tell us how they react to change, their answers typically include more anxiety and concern than excitement and hope. Even a “good” change, like getting a promotion or moving to a lovely new home, can cause stress and anxiety, partly because when we make any kind of change, we cannot be fully sure of how our circumstances will be impacted. As great change leaders, a big part of our job is to help allay the fears of those we are asking to change. At Integrated Work, we call this the 4D Model of Change Leadership: Design, Develop, Delegate and Do.

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