Culture and Hybrid Workplaces

Given the new reality of hybrid work, leaders and consultants must prepare their organizations to adapt and thrive by recognizing and analyzing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

To this end, you’ll enjoy this discussion on Culture and Hybrid Workplaces with Human Synergistics CEO—and culture author and pioneer—Dr. Robert A. Cooke.

Rob is joined by Human Synergistics leaders Cathleen Cooke and Michael Kern who share insights on:

  • identifying Constructive cultural norms for hybrid organizations that promote effectiveness at the employee (e.g., engagement), group (e.g., teamwork), and system (adaptability) levels
  • creating a pervasive culture that is strong and consistently Constructive across the entire organization—for both remote and onsite employees
  • shaping culture via levers for change such as employee involvement, goal setting, and rewards and recognition

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robert a. cooke
Robert A. Cooke, PhD, is CEO and Director of Human Synergistics International and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Cooke specializes in the development and validation of surveys used for individual, group, and organization development. His surveys include the Organizational Culture Inventory®, Organizational Effectiveness Inventory®, Leadership/Impact®, and Group Styles Inventory™, which have been translated into numerous languages and used worldwide for developing leaders, teams, and organizations. He is the author of more than 75 articles, chapters, and technical reports in journals including Psychological Reports and The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Cooke received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he was a National Defense (Title IV) and Commonwealth Edison Fellow.

Cathleen CookeCathleen Cooke, moderator of this webinar, is the Chief Client Officer for Human Synergistics where she’s responsible for integrating client-facing functions and cultivating an exceptional client experience. She served previously as Director of Marketing leading marketing efforts for the U.S. market and ensuring global brand alignment across the international offices. Cathleen is accredited in the full suite of Human Synergistics products and collaborates with clients on leadership development and culture initiatives.

michael kernMichael Kern, is an executive with over 20 years of experience leading the HR function in start-up ventures and established organizations. He’s worked with public and private companies in industries including software, telecommunications, engineering consulting, and medical devices. His Human Resources leadership has enabled organizations to achieve INC 500 status, to be recognized among the “best places to work,” to grow from start-up to successful acquisition and to expand from a locally focused business to become a global competitor. Michael assists colleagues to further their success with a personal or organizational LEAD program.

Human Synergistics, host of this webinar, specializes in developing and providing tools, information, and proven change strategies that help enable individuals to reach their potential, groups to realize synergy, and organizations to achieve sustainability. We help you develop effective leaders, innovative teams, and positive workplace cultures.

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