For many organizations, culture building has been impacted by remote work—and will need to be reimagined. The IDEO U community shared ideas on remote culture building, from connecting with your purpose to finding moments of celebration.
In a future of work that for many will be a combination of virtual and in-person, we’ll need to tackle one of the biggest challenges of remote work: Zoom fatigue. We reached out to the IDEO U community and heard your best tips on staying inspired and engaged, from making a new commute to designing an end-of-day ritual.
Power exists in all of our relationships, and it shapes the roles we play in each others’ lives. However, it’s not distributed evenly. Sometimes, it can be gained through expertise, knowledge, or skills—but other times, it’s tied into social and cultural factors like race, identity, and wealth. With this in mind, it’s helpful to reframe the purpose of power in our lives. It’s about more than just personal status and privilege; it’s also a responsibility and a tool we can use to help effect positive, meaningful change.
We often have lofty ambitions for things we want to do differently, but don’t know how to get started in realizing those goals. At IDEO, we start with a beacon—a small, tangible win that builds the momentum you need to move from a little change to a big transformation. Here are a few steps for creating your own.
Regardless of role, work can suck sometimes. Laszlo Bock, CEO and Co-Founder of Humu, a company that aims to make work better by encouraging people towards better habits and unlocking their potential, is focused on changing that. He’s dedicated the last decade of his career to bridging the gap between what we wish work was and what it actually is. In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, he shares insights and tips on how we can make work better by sending small behavioral nudges to cultivate more empathy, equity, and resilience in the office.
Didier Elzinga, CEO and Founder of culture analytics platform Culture Amp, joined us on the Creative Confidence Series to talk about applying design thinking mindsets to culture and people operations, turning culture insights into actions, and making change happen from wherever you sit.
What do you want to change? Even if you know in your bones that change in your organization or your network is desperately needed, it can be hard to put into words what it is exactly that needs to shift...and why. Defining this change and the desired outcome you seek is the first step toward building a plan that will deliver lasting change. Bryan Walker, IDEO partner and managing director and head of the Design for Change studio, says that before embarking on a change journey, you need to write a change statement to guide your work.