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Join us at a Workshop in Tacoma, Seattle, or San Diego!

If you are in Tacoma, Seattle or San Diego in the next two weeks, join us for one of these events each focused on bringing more humanity to the workplace.

October 29 - November 1 - AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence,) San Diego 2018 International Conference, with numerous inspiring and educational sessions. Our session Thursday November 1 is: "Make Work More Human: The People Side of Quality Improvement." The secret to any Lean management system is less fear and more… love! Hope to see you there.

November 6 and 7, 2018 - Hope to see you at the 7th annual Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference sponsored by the Governor and put on by Results Washington. The theme is "Improving the Washingtonian’s experience…
one human at a time". The two day conference features dozens of interactive sessions attended by more than 2,000 public servants learning principles and methods to improve value delivered for all Washingtonians. So many terrific sessions to attend! We will be offering two, "A Human Workplace: What’s at the Center of Your Work?” and “A Human Workplace: Does Love Belong at Work?" Hope to see you there!

November 7, 2018 -The first meeting in Seattle of the HumansFirst.Club will take place on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond from 4-7 p.m. This interactive experience will include a panel of leaders sharing about putting humans first at work. Then engage in dialogue with participants about how to ignite and accelerate a shift in organizational cultures to value humans first. 

A Human Workplace: Olympia to meet August 10th on Human-Centered Design

Join us on August 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at 1500 Jefferson St SE in Olympia, WA, for a hands-on, interactive workshop on improving experiences through design thinking.

Register today for  Human-Centered Design: Improving Experiences.

Building on the May gathering when we learned about and practiced empathy, now take that empathetic awareness and apply it to a design challenge. You’ll work through each phase of the design thinking process from empathy to testing a prototype. This process is fun, fast, and engaging. And these skills and practices can be readily applied to designing both customer and team member experiences.

We welcome back Jessica Dang from Results Washington to facilitate and guide us through this human-centered design workshop.

Feel free to share this invitation with others, and do register to RSVP so we can prepare materials.

Love is Topic for Next Human Workplace Meet Up

“Does love really belong at work?” he wondered.

“Well, do people belong at work?” she asked in reply.

“Yes, of course,” he said.

“So then, yes, of course, love belongs at work,” she assured him. “Not romantic love, but all the other kinds of love that are also part of being human. Those belong at work. If people are going to be at work, then love must be at work. Otherwise, work won’t work. People won’t work, at least not well.”

At the next Human Workplace Meet Up in Olympia, WA, we will explore the concept of love at work. Join other public servants and friends of government to explore the many types of love that are part of being human and essential for success at work.

Through stories, reflection, and dialogue, together we will better understand loving experiences that support our best contributions, surprising innovations, and effective collaborations. We aren't talking about romantic love, but love expressed in empathy, care, respect, trust, altruism, inclusion, kindness, and friendship.

Feel free to share this invitation with others, and do register to RSVP so we can prepare to welcome you!

Group of happy coworkers

What kind of love belongs at work?

Topic Announced for Next Human Workplace Meet Up on March 9: What's at the Center of Your Work?

What's at the center of your work?

When a Human Workplace Meet Up gathers next on March 9th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Department of Enterprise Services in Olympia, participants will break new ground as they engage in an exploration of the question, "What's at the center of your work?" 

Every day in every organization and team, for every person, something is at the center of work. Something is deemed to be most important and that something drives every other decision and action about everything else. Make Work More Human advocates for putting people at the center, but what else could we put there? What else do we put there? A whole lot of other things apparently. And all of those other things have serious implications for the workplace, for the people doing the work, and for the customers served. 

At this Meet Up you will have the opportunity to dive into a new model for understanding what we choose to be centered on at work and the impacts of those choices. Through reflection and discussion, you will contribute to this new model and expand thinking about the deep importance of being human-centered and the consequences when we are not.

I hope you'll be there for this ground-breaking exploration and dialogue.

RSVP at EventBrite to reserve your seat today!

First Ever "Love Not Fear" Community Gathering on December 8, 2017, a Success!

Twenty public servants from eleven different organizations gathered in Olympia, Washington, on December 8th for the first ever meeting of people inspired by the Make Work More Human message! After a quick rundown of the core ideas of Love Not Fear, the group did a warm up that got them connecting and sharing stories of love at work. Then they used the "Lean Coffee" methodology created by Modus Cooperandi to explore and find answers to a key question: "What barriers need to be overcome to create a loving, safe workplace?" They finished with discussing the future. What would they like to learn, read, watch, explore, visit, or hear to advance their thinking, skill, and practice of love and safety in the workplace?  The ideas for learning how to bring more humanity to work were abundant! Next gathering will be in January 2018 -- exact dates to follow soon! 

Public servants gather to talk about love and fear at work

Public servants gather to talk about love and fear at work