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Meet the C-Suite: Introducing Chief Solutions Officer Leila Lance

Of the many thrilling innovations at Future State over the last year—new offices in Oakland and our B-corp certification among others, the appointment of three remarkable women to our chief leadership roles is surely one of the most significant. Last…

Pass the Peas, Mrs. Whitty: Transitions at the table – and the Workplace

It was nearly 20 years ago, but I remember it well. My husband and I were having dinner at my parents’ house, which would be followed by us opening our wedding gifts. It was a night of great anticipation and…

The Future of Work – Insights from Clarizen@Work2015

I was lucky enough to join hundreds of IT and Project Management leaders at the Clarizen@Work 2015 conference in San Francisco this week. I shared Future State’s story of how we use Clarizen to support our client work. I also…

David Rock Neuroleadership Summit 2014: Do Organizations Have a Mindset?

We were so happy to be able to sponsor the David Rock Neuroleadership Summit this year in San Francisco! Future State’s very own Dov Pollack was lucky enough to attend this exciting event and find out what was new in…

Get In the Water: Leaders are not the only ones responsible for creating positive change (hint: it’s you and me)

Working in behavior changing communications work for quite awhile now, I have to admit I get a little sick of the term ‘employee engagement.’ While it is an apt term to describe people inside an organization really getting on-board with…

What’s Good for Women in the Workplace is Good for Everyone

Work-life balance isn’t just a women’s issue. We all face the same conflict: career, or family? Yes, women are disproportionately affected by this issue, but the real issue to resolve is that most workplace policies in the U.S. generally aren’t…

7 Ways to Leverage Staff Augmentation Services to Grow Your Business

As you may know, our rebranding as Future State was intended to illustrate a profound change that’s been happening within our company. For years now, we’ve been transitioning from a primarily staffing-oriented company into a consultancy with broader service offerings.…

10 “Userrific” Questions to Ask Yourself During an IT Change Management Process

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We approach every IT change management process with its own unique method because every organization is different, but the guiding questions are the same. Here are 10 core questions that we ask before each project. All of them are designed to help…

Change Management Case Studies: ROI Roundup for May 2013

Nothing speaks like real-world results when it comes to change management. That’s why we’re starting a new series of what we’re calling “ROI Roundups,” where we’ll talk about change management case studies from some of our consulting work with clients.…

The 5 Catalysts of Change: A look at the forces at play that impact work environments

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A company’s lifespan can be measured against its ability to adapt to change. The following catalysts will threaten an organization’s progress, workforce and profitability until the complexity of the current state is fully understood and put into context for every…