Book coming in 2021 – Working Title

Be Human. Do Better Work.

Want More Productivity?
It’s All About People.

For too long we have focused on efficiency and productivity as a business process. But but we all know that it is really a business culture that creates results. Productivity is about people. The problem is that people can either be a roadblock or a catalyst to productivity. Working together is hard and messy, and, most humans are ill equipped to navigate these complex working relationships. So how do we fix this?

Thought leaders and human capital experts Deb Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer know well the culprit: wrong human behaviors create toxicity and resistance that stall productivity. These authors are on a mission to change that. They are creating a movement to bring more humanity to the workplace so we, everyone from employees to HR to the C-suite, can change the world of work together. Their book, Be Human, Do Better Work, provides proven insights and practical tools that enable all people to transform themselves and create people-first cultures where getting work done isn’t so hard, people are more committed and business wins.

Through the author’s transformational work in organizations such as Mozilla, Adobe, Saba Software, Pinterest, Clever, Davita, Eggstrategy and others, they have developed a proven framework of “Five Practices” that convert company culture from toxic to healthy, from competitive to collaborative, from fearful to safe, one human at a time.

We believe that there is unrealized potential inside your organization and that humanity is the key to releasing more productivity. We need to shift the focus from productivity as an outcome to giving people the skills to achieve those outcomes.

Our book offers five practices that enable this cultural shift:

Creating Safety

Claiming Value

Working Together

Owning Your Impact

Daring Not to Know

These 5 Practices show leaders and their teams how to build the muscle required to work together as engaged productive human beings – the magic for success and better business results.

“Their program introduced people from all levels of the company to know one another as people. As a result, new partnerships and collaborations were formed that increased productivity and attitudes.– Kate Naszradi, President and CEO, Synopsis Outreach Foundation

“I learned that the people I work with need to know I care about them. I learned how to build trust and the importance that everyone makes it across the river together.” – Chief of Staff, Wikimedia

As the Chief of Staff at Wikimedia Berkman Klein Affiliate said after working with the authors, “I learned that the people I work with need to know I care about them. I learned how to build trust and the importance that everyone makes it across the river together.”

As President and CEO of Synopsis Outreach Foundation shared, “their program introduced people from all levels of the company to know one another as people. As a result, new partnerships and collaborations were formed that increased productivity and attitudes.”