Hybrid Work Now & Next: 5-Point Roadmap for Moving From Scrappy to Sustainable

Mar 17, 2021

By Own Your Culture Co-Founders Anna Oakes, and Angela R. Howard


“Pivot!”  “Asynchronous” “New normal!”  “Remote/Hybrid/Virtual”



The shifts required in 2020 and into 2021 are indeed unprecedented.  They also provide tremendous opportunity to do better and differently in this next chapter of our individual, and collective, lives.  Many of us, and our companies, were scrappy and figured out how to keep things moving when we were thrown into remote work.  But, many groups merely lifted and shifted their schedules into Zoom rooms.

Is this about transformation?  We prefer “evolution.”  With a key focus on asking, “What could we be doing better or differently?”

Because remote work is here to stay.  According to a recent UpWork survey (2021) 1 in 4 Americans will be working entirely remotely in 2021 and by 2025, 36.2 million Americans will be working...

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You are Human. So is Your Company. 6 Questions to Assess the Health of Both.

Mar 28, 2018

Focusing On The Health Of Your Organization is Key

My work with organizations and individuals in the corporate realm and now as a strategic advisor has led me to one powerful mantra: we are all human.  The leaders, the employees, me.  I look at the organization as a living, breathing, beautiful and fallible human.  They  should always be striving for improved health.  Patrick Lencioni shares that Organizational Health Trumps Everything in a great Harvard Business Review podcast.

The “human organization” has a given “corporate” name, a family of sorts (employees), strengths to maximize on, weaknesses to accept, dreams and health conditions to nurture or care for.  These companies become a “human organization” that I grow to love and care for.  It may seem complicated to view it this way, as there are so many moving parts and people.  I believe it’s just as complicated and unpredictable as one...

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