Workplace wellness: how can we include everyone?

My coworkers would likely categorize me as obsessed with fitness and nutrition. And I’d be the first to acknowledge that health and wellness resonate differently across our employees at HWC. Varying ages, fitness levels, hobbies, and other commitments all coalesce to influence our ideas of health and wellness. To date, HWC’s health and wellness initiatives

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Good government can change the world: How we bring purpose to our work

  In April we talked about how we at HWC often use the word play when we talk about our workplace culture and performance. But play is just one of our key motivators for work. Purpose is another. Purpose is the sense of value ascribed to the outcome of your work. It’s the impact that your

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Design Eye for the Non-Artistic Guy (and everyone else)

Design is about more than just making things pretty. It’s about crafting something that is not only visually appealing but is also a joy to use. And design is not just for design firms; it’s gaining value in other businesses too. Even big corporations like Intuit and Capital One have adopted design as a core

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Beyond the buzzwords: bringing creativity and innovation to work

“Creativity” and “innovation” are more than just hot buzzwords; they’re traits that some successful companies consider part of their DNA. These enterprises see creativity and innovation as key to their competitive advantage – and rightly so. If your ideas can’t stay ahead of your competition’s ideas (creativity) or if you don’t follow through and implement

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Better than good: how universal design helps widen your reach

As Steve Jobs told us, design is not just what it looks like and feels like, but also how it works. If we’ve created something with an interesting aesthetic that’s also intuitively functional and helps users solve a real problem, it’s a good design. If it’s novel and sells, it’s even better. People with disabilities

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It’s not (all) about foosball: How we bring “play” to our work

  At HWC, we frequently use the word play when describing our workplace culture and performance. It’s mentioned at pop-up meetings, in our weekly Round Up emails, and during our quarterly performance check-ins. Yet, what do we mean when we talk about play in this context? In their book Primed to Perform, Neel Doshi and

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Personal Preparedness: You don’t need a bunker

Do you have a preparedness plan? The apocalypse is imminent! Ok, maybe I’m being a little dramatic. But if you engage with the news these days, it can seem like the world is ending. There are stories about volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, terrorism, famine, historic floods, mudslides, tornados, wildfires, hurricanes, bomb cyclones, pandemics, civil unrest, solar

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Preparing for Your New AI Colleagues

The introduction of new technology has always forced the workforce to adapt – creating great benefits and new challenges alike. The significant integration of technologies such as AI is accelerating the pace of change in the workplace, prompting questions about the human role in a modern workforce. While the ‘networked’ nature of these technologies provides

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Road rules: A map to clean code

Coding is like driving. Some road rules vary depending on where you are, but most are universal to keep drivers safe. A stop sign is a stop sign, regardless of where you are in the world. Best coding practices are similar. While they may differ slightly from one language to another, these practices ensure code

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Designing for results: 5 steps to more powerful dashboards

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