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The Team Onboarding Checklist

This Team Onboarding Checklist is based that research with managers and new hires working in a wide variety of companies. Armed with what works and doesn’t for new hires, we created the Team Onboarding Checklist to help managers plan for new hire success.

The Valuing and Jerk Posters

These fabulous Character Posters will help you get started. We have six Honorable characters and six Jerk characters. You can get them individually or as a combined poster.  Use the posters to guide conversations about how you want to interact as a team! Find the behaviors you need to work on in yourself. Let’s be more encouraging!  

Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams

Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams

What are best practices for managing our remote teams? How do issues of diversity play out when we are all on video? What happens to productivity?  We’ll reveal what the current literature and our research shows.

How to Do Remote Contextual Design

How to Do Remote Contextual Design

Learn about how you can keep being in the “field” and managing data synthesis, visioning, and design work remotely.  I’ll be sharing techniques and how to run some of the key techniques: Field interviews, interpretation sessions, affinity building, modeling and all detailed design in small groups.

Design Critiques

Design Critiques

Design critiques are central to maker professions. However, 80% of women lose self esteem when criticized. Learn what our research shows about how to do team design critiques while also including everyone and making them feel valued in the process.

Don’t Be a Jerk!

Don’t Be a Jerk!

One of our “Ops” is what we call “The Valuing and Jerk Project”. We are investigating what exact behaviors contribute to feeling valued in the workplace? What behaviors push us away?

Creating Dynamic, Valuing Teams

In this blog, Karen discussed one of the key dimensions of the Women in Tech Framework that defines the critical aspects of daily life necessary to help women thrive and succeed in the high technology industry.

The Valuing and Jerk Project

Women often state, and our research confirms, that women don’t feel valued or heard. They say that men, managers, or teammates are “bro’s” or “jerks”. But what does this mean?

Interventions: Making Teams Work

Interventions: Making Teams Work

Our team techniques help to minimize conflict, bias and interpersonal friction. Volunteer your team to be part of the Living Lab. Try out and co-invent best practices.

Onboarding Checklist

Team Onboarding: The first step in helping women thrive is making sure they are set up for success starting on day one. The Team Onboarding Checklist has been tried by managers across multiple companies. We will roll it out along with services in April 2020.

The @Work Experience Measure

The @Work Experience Measure

Woman “thinking of leaving” the company score lower across all factors. Contact us to try the measure in your company.

Career Power: The Board Game

Career Power: The Board Game

Discuss real work challenges with colleagues and friends while having fun. Try it for on-boarding. Order Now