So we've already been mentioning it here and there over the last several weeks, but I want to officially announce that Maddie Grant and I are joining forces with HR superstar Charlie Judy to form a new consulting company, WorkXO. Here's our vision and mission:
We know that powerful cultures are achievable, and we are called to work with leaders who are ready to take a stand and create the future of work. Our Vision is to lead a (r)evolution in leadership and management that is based in the power of human community, the intricacies of thriving workforces, and authentic connections with today's and tomorrow's talent—all driven by the Workplace Genome.™ Our Mission is to upgrade work.
WorkXO, as in Work x.0, as in let's upgrade work to the newest version, continuously, because many of us are still running LAST CENTURY'S operating system! This incorporates ALL of the culture consulting that Maddie and I have been doing for the last several years. Culture That Works will continue (for now) since we're serving a bunch of clients, but we refer to it moving forward as "a WorkXO company." And the new WorkXO partnership adds in something really exciting: the Workplace Genome™ project.
This is something that Charlie started in 2015 that we helped develop. It's built around a unique survey instrument that ties together all the research we've been doing over the last several years (including Humanize, When Millennials Take Over, and more), and it allows companies to get a clear and compelling picture of their own genetic makeup as an organization. When you have that information in your hands, you can actually start building an organization that's truly worth working for. You can actually create a "culture that works."
This does bring some changes in my blogging.
You'll see fewer posts here as my primary business-related blogging will move to the new blog we're setting up at WorkXO. Second, Maddie and I have a new partnership with Association Success. We will be posting content regularly within their Culture By Design community for the next year. You'll see the content on their outward facing blog at associationsuccess.org, and the conversations around those posts will be happening within their community platform.
So here's to change, here's to blogging, here's to WorkXO, here's to cultures that work, and here's to the revolution that will (finally) upgrade work for all of us.