Is your culture holding you back?

Have your tried engagement surveys and other interventions that haven’t got you very far? We have a different approach with guaranteed results.

We are culture experts. We will help you use the tools and resources you already have at your disposal to design and sustain an amazing culture on an ongoing basis.

Before engaging Human Workplaces to help us learn how to shape our culture in success-driving ways, I thought of our organizational culture as a product of our success. Now, I understand that our success is, in fact, a product of our culture.”
— Steve Spadt, SVP Technology, American College of Physicians

Here are several ways we can help you.


Culture Design

Our most popular engagement, this 6-month project includes a culture assessment, the development of distinct culture priorities, and the creation of a “culture playbook” of action steps for intentionally designing your culture to be aligned with your success drivers.

Culture Audits

Not ready for a full assessment or design project? We offer a number of quick and targeted audits to help you get a handle on your culture issues—before they start handling you:

    • Culture/Engagement Audit. Articulate key culture patterns and connect them to success drivers and employee engagement.

    • Culture and Office Design Audit. Connect internal culture patterns to key decisions around office design and layout.

    • Merger Compatibility Audit. Compare culture patterns between two organizations, pre- or post-merger.

Culture Management

We also offer more targeted projects to deal with specific issues; these can be undertaken with or without a Culture Playbook.

    • Outsourced Culture Management. Put in place key roles, processes, and systems to operationalize culture work.

    • Culture Code. Create or refresh slide deck or materials for communicating culture internally or externally.

    • Conflict Resolution. Get conflict resolution training for staff, or hire us for direct interventions.

    • Retreats. Board, Senior Staff, or Full Staff retreats to tackle key culture and strategy issues.

    • Digital Strategy. Ensure your culture supports the evolution of your digital strategy.

    • Performance management. Redesign your processes to ensure they understand and reward the behaviors that drive your success.

    • Change management coaching. Advisory services for C-suite executives on managing change, particularly in the context of culture work.

[NEW!] Digital + Culture Advisory 

Consider these three truths:

  1. All technology change has a culture component to it.

  2. All culture change has a technology component to it.

  3. Maddie Grant has devoted her entire career to the specific intersection of digital and culture.

So how cool would it be to get her advice and input on culture challenges in your digital transformation work? We’re testing out a new coaching program, where you can get one-on-one phone consultations with Maddie to explore these issues. Schedule a call now to try it out - first call is free.


Why work with us?


1. We know our stuff.

We have decades of experience in culture transformation, as practitioners, researchers, and thought leaders. Our books—Humanize, When Millennials Take Over, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement—provide both theory and practical case studies that start to define the future of work. We built all that expertise in to both the Workplace Genome assessment and our consulting. Current projects are informing our next book right now.

Working with us gives you access to the cutting edge of the culture management field.

2. We're practical.

We are not in the business of tweaking client cultures to look or sound cool. We are in the business of designing cultures that work. Pool tables and beer fridges? Only if those help drive your success. Whatever Zappos is doing? No - unless you happen to be working at Zappos. You will do the work of clarifying what YOUR culture is and needs to be, but then we'll make sure that you actually deliver on those ideas, down to the level of changing individual behaviors inside your organization.

Working with us brings you tangible results.

3. We focus on you.

All of our services focus on building YOUR capacity—not making you reliant on us. We know our help is critical to you building a culture that is aligned with what drives your success, but we also know that if you can't eventually do this on your own, we haven't done our job.

Working with us will take your culture to the next level.