Project Introduction:

The Human-Centered Work Project

Creating an inclusive and safe work culture has become the key to corporate survival and a moral imperative of leadership. To respond, we are launching a project to redesign work The Human-Centered Work Project.

Learn more about the origins of the Human-Centered Work Project from our Founder & CEO.

Read our project goals

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Latest Insights:

A Portrait of Families Pioneering the New Normal: Research Findings from Working Parents with Thriving Home Education Experiences

We're shining a light on working parents who are creating productive, seamless home education experience while working remotely.

Read what's working for these parents

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New Findings:

Inclusive Workplaces Must Be Aware of the Many Shades of Black

To combat colorism and exclusion, companies must become aware of the diversity of lived experiences of Black employees and the language they use to self-identify.

Learn more from our research


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Research Insights:

Making a Corporate Commitment to Dismantling Institutional Racism

Companies need to take a stand against racism, turn inward to examine their own institutionalized inequities, and prioritize change. Staying silent isn't an option.

Read the findings from our race in the workplace research

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Diary Study Findings:

The Balancing Act: Online Representation in the Application Process for BIPOC Employees

The precarious balance between showing your identity and managing for the bias of recruiters places undue burdens on BIPOC employees.

Discover findings from our diary study

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New Insights:

How Employers Can Go the Extra Mile to Support Caregivers in Uncertain Times

If you've already taken our recommended baseline steps to support your caregiving employees, try implementing these next actions to increase certainty, autonomy, and equity.

Read our next steps and recommendations


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Our Project Story:

Building the Foundation for Anti-Racism Research

To start this project, we had to turn our research inward. Here's how we laid the foundation for research into Race and Remote Work Culture, our approach, and what we learned along the way.

Read our approach

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Research Insights:

Redefining "Professionalism"

Traditional models of professionalism are not conducive to creating inclusive work environments. Our research findings outline new qualities and create a definition of “Inclusive Professionalism.”

Read our findings about professionalism

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Research Insights:

How Employers Need to Address the Balance Between Work, Life, and Caregiving in the Coming Months

Employers must address the needs of caregiving employees to help them navigate the balance of work and life during the pandemic. Here are six steps companies must take to provide support.

Read about caregiver needs


About the Project

This project is seeking out diverse perspectives, conducting research, co-creating, and iterating to redefine work to be more inclusive. Our research will delve into topics including new dimensions of professionalism, anti-racist work environments, embracing caregivers, and more.

We will use the research insights to experiment with more inclusive strategies, communications, processes, and policies. We will share what works and what doesn’t and provide templates for others to use and customize.

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Resources

Tools you can use and customize to take action with your team, organization, or community.

Responsiveness Playbook

Guidance for communication, availability, and responsiveness to improve the remote work experiences for all employees

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Research Discussion Guides

Use this discussion guide to conduct listening sessions with your own BIPOC employees about their experiences.

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Flex Time Program

A framework to give employees more flexibility and autonomy over when they work to help balance work, life, and caregiving needs

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