Derek Irvine

Derek is senior vice president, client strategy and consulting, at Workhuman.

  • Why Human Moments That Matter Are So Important ... Right Now

    Why Human Moments That Matter Are So Important ... Right Now

    A human-centered culture provides a rudder for navigating all of the changes taking place, adding stability and direction.

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  • Key Takeaways from Neovation 2020: Accelerating Agile

    Key Takeaways from Neovation 2020: Accelerating Agile

    Being more human, utilizing data, and introducing more frequent recognition and reward were all key takeaways at Unilever's event in London last week.

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  • Thank, Talk, Celebrate: 3 Pillars for a New Decade of Performance Management

    Thank, Talk, Celebrate: 3 Pillars for a New Decade of Performance Management

    Trust is the glue that binds happy, engaged employees to thriving, growing organizations. So, what helps us trust? Thanking, talking, and celebrating.

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  • 4 steps to achieving organizational agility through trust

    4 steps to achieving organizational agility through trust

    We are in the midst of a trust crisis in the workplace. Yet trust is essential for organizations to grow, evolve, and succeed in a competitive market.

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  • The importance of gratitude in creating human workplaces

    The importance of gratitude in creating human workplaces

    Recognition programs fueled by gratitude create a better employee experience. But it’s not just gratitude that creates meaning – it’s about the reach, frequency, and value of it.

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  • Here lies bureaucracy: command and control management is dead

    Here lies bureaucracy: command and control management is dead

    A cultural shift is embracing humanity and reflecting the way work gets done – most commonly in agile, cross-functional teams that don’t jive with the stuffy, 100-year-old, top-down management model.

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  • 4 Steps to Achieving Organizational Agility through Trust

    4 Steps to Achieving Organizational Agility through Trust

    We are in the midst of a trust crisis in the workplace. Yet trust is essential for organizations to grow, evolve, and succeed in a competitive market.

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  • Recognize This! Expanding to Work Human – Join Us in Our New Home

    Recognize This! Expanding to Work Human – Join Us in Our New Home

    I’m excited to announce we’re retiring Recognize This! to join the multi-contributor blogging community at the Globoforce blog where we share new insights!

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  • A Guidebook for Building a Human Workplace (A book review)

    A Guidebook for Building a Human Workplace (A book review)

    What does it mean to truly work human?

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  • A Little More Conversation, Please

    A Little More Conversation, Please

    With apologies to Elvis, we need a little more conversation

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  • 4 Tips to Move from Frozen and Fixed to Agile and Growing at Work

    4 Tips to Move from Frozen and Fixed to Agile and Growing at Work

    Ultimately, thinking in terms of agility and growth is a far more human approach to work – and life.

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  • 2 Principles for Effective Performance Management

    2 Principles for Effective Performance Management

    The next generation of performance management will be employee driven and focused on contributions. Social technologies are the tools that make it effective.

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  • Recognize the Givers in Your Company

    Recognize the Givers in Your Company

    Givers find energy when they give in self-protective and personally meaningful ways, and when they are recognized and reminded of how their contributions matter.

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  • Recognition as a Driving Force for Potential

    Recognition as a Driving Force for Potential

    Changes in the business world are rapidly accelerating. To keep up, companies will need to recognize more of potential and creativity, and less past performance.

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  • Encourage Talent Networks in Your Company!

    Encourage Talent Networks in Your Company!

    How does your company empower talented employees to connect and succeed?

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  • What Workplace Studies Can Tell Us

    What Workplace Studies Can Tell Us

    Today, many companies and even municipalities continue to experiment, in pursuit of insights that can create a better workplace.

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  • The Benefits of Looking Back

    The Benefits of Looking Back

    Technology can help us look back at all we have done over the year, celebrating accomplishments and increasing our sense of meaning and belonging through work.

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  • 3 Steps to Build a Positive Employee Experience

    3 Steps to Build a Positive Employee Experience

    With a thoughtful approach, positive organizational strategies contribute to a better employee experience.

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  • What happens when work becomes a hobby?

    What happens when work becomes a hobby?

    In the gig economy, a growing portion of people are working for reasons other than pay.

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  • The Future of Compensation is Crowdsourced

    The Future of Compensation is Crowdsourced

    Shifting a portion of compensation to the crowd is one way companies can ensure greater effectiveness and alignment to performance.

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