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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3 Powerful Ways to Resolve Workplace Drama Through REFRAMING

Jan 16, 2019

If you’re human, you’ve got issues.  That’s not an insult, it’s a truth.  You’re human and fallible.

You’re also surrounded by humans who are fallible and imperfect. That means conflict/drama WILL arise, even – or especially? – at work.  There is power in reframing your encounters to navigate the wonderfully maddening humanness that is inevitable.

When negative encounters happen at work and you find yourself confused, frustrated, angry, hurt or stuck, consider these three options to reframe the situation.

Change Your Shoes

You’ve heard the advice, “put yourselves in their shoes.”  It’s not new advice – but it IS effective.  Tough, but effective.  This approach helps most in building empathy for the person.

It’s tough because we’re inherently self-focused, and there isn’t anything wrong with that.  Despite...

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Restoring Humanity is a Lofty Goal. Who's Coming With Me?

Mar 16, 2018

I spent my life thinking I could change the world before I realized it’s not me...it’s WE.  For the past twenty years, I’ve had the honor of serving as a leader, a partner and coach to leaders and now an advisor to leaders, teams and companies, big and small, who want to get better.  Just like you. Just like me. My journey has led me to become a leadership coach and speaker and to build We Restore Humanity.

Like yours, my journey has been full of twists and turns.  Some which hurt. All of which I learned from. All of which made me who I am today and able to contribute my best to this work.  Learn more about my journey and how I can help you on yours.

My Journey:

  • I wanted to be a teacher since I was young and when the neighborhood boys and I weren’t throwing mud bombs and building forts, I schooled them in our basement.
  • I became a people leader when I was 20 and thought I knew a lot.  It took me a while to learn that I didn’t.
  • I...
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