Sarah Payne

Sarah is managing editor at Workhuman. When not writing about all things culture, leadership, recognition, and appreciation, she enjoys iced coffee, running, and spending time with her daughter, Mabel.

  • Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Instead of trying to make employees happy, we should instead call employees to greatness and create a culture of shared accountability. According to Cy Wakeman, that’s the secret to engagement.

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  • 'If you think digital disruption is hard, wait 'til you see management disruption.' - Gary Hamel

    'If you think digital disruption is hard, wait 'til you see management disruption.' - Gary Hamel

    Not only is bureaucracy terrible for human flourishing, it’s also costing businesses. If we cut bureaucracy in half Gary claims we could add three trillion dollars to the economy.

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  • [VIDEO] Happy International Women's Day! #balanceforbetter

    [VIDEO] Happy International Women's Day! #balanceforbetter

    Balance is a verb, not a noun - a constant work in progress evaluating your recruiting, development, and compensation practices to ensure all humans are appreciated for the value they bring.

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  • Is Gratitude the Most Underrated Engagement Tool?

    Is Gratitude the Most Underrated Engagement Tool?

    Grateful people eat healthier, exercise more, and get better sleep. Now imagine the impact a culture of gratitude could have across an organization. We learn more from gratitude expert Dr. Emmons.

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  • Civil Rights, #MeToo, and the Bystander Effect: Q&A with Managing Attorney Jessica Childress

    Civil Rights, #MeToo, and the Bystander Effect: Q&A with Managing Attorney Jessica Childress

    One hundred years after passing women’s right to vote, we still have a long way to go in protecting human rights. Will the next frontier for advocacy and change happen in the workplace?

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  • Geena Davis Joins WorkHuman 2019 Panel Addressing Workplace Equity

    Geena Davis Joins WorkHuman 2019 Panel Addressing Workplace Equity

    A tireless advocate for representation of women and girls, Geena will share the stage with Lisa Borders, TIME'S UP CEO, and Cindy Robbins, president and chief people officer at Salesforce.

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  • George Clooney: Actor, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, and WorkHuman Speaker

    George Clooney: Actor, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, and WorkHuman Speaker

    At WorkHuman 2019, George will continue the discussion on how leading with kindness and compassion can create a more inclusive, rewarding, and respectful work environment.

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  • 3 Times I Was Inspired by WorkHuman 2019 Speaker Viola Davis

    3 Times I Was Inspired by WorkHuman 2019 Speaker Viola Davis

    Few people approach their work with such passion and purpose – and are so committed to inclusion – as award-winning film, television, and theater actress Viola Davis.

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  • 5 Ways P&G Amplified Recognition for Greater Business Impact

    5 Ways P&G Amplified Recognition for Greater Business Impact

    Data analysis revealed P&G's employee recognition program is a strategic investment that drives engagement and protects against voluntary turnover. P&G made five simple changes for even more ROI.

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  • Best of the Blog: Top 10 Posts of 2018

    Best of the Blog: Top 10 Posts of 2018

    From exclusive interviews on compensation strategy and pay equity to new research on peer feedback and positive psychology, we take a look back at this year's most popular posts.

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  • 30+ Books on Working Human

    30+ Books on Working Human

    Use this list of books written by WorkHuman 2019 speakers as a guide to all the leading research on creating a more inclusive, productive, and human workplace.

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  • 'Compensation is a Commodity'

    'Compensation is a Commodity'

    This week we chat with WorkHuman speaker Erica Keswin. Her new book, “Bring Your Human to Work,” is packed full of tips for designing a workplace that’s good for people and great for business.

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  • Science-Backed Ways to Run Better Meetings

    Science-Backed Ways to Run Better Meetings

    Meetings are the bane of our existence at work. WorkHuman 2019 speaker Dr. Steven Rogelberg thinks we can do better. Learn his science-backed tips for running more efficient meetings.

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  • Webinar: Employee Recognition - Evolve from "Functional" to "Impactful" with Tips from P&G

    Webinar: Employee Recognition - Evolve from "Functional" to "Impactful" with Tips from P&G

    In this customer webinar, you'll learn from the evolution of P&G’s employee recognition program and gain new strategies for leveraging recognition to build a global, unified culture of appreciatio

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  • Daring Leadership is Teachable, Observable, and Measurable

    Daring Leadership is Teachable, Observable, and Measurable

    At WorkHuman 2019, Brené Brown will share ten cultural barriers to courageous leadership, and the learning and unlearning for brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart.

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  • "Engagement is flawed because we count every boat the same."

    "Engagement is flawed because we count every boat the same."

    In the latest WorkHuman Radio, we chat with Cy Wakeman on the differences between accountability and engagement and how to change your perspective when it comes to internalizing feedback.

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  • How to Protect Against All-Time High Turnover

    How to Protect Against All-Time High Turnover

    Workers are quitting at rates we haven't seen since the early 2000s and the holidays are known to spur job-search activity. Learn tactics for recruiting and retaining talent even in this environment.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving: 10 Quotes About Gratitude from WorkHuman 2019 Speakers

    Happy Thanksgiving: 10 Quotes About Gratitude from WorkHuman 2019 Speakers

    Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with words of wisdom from thought leaders in the business world and academia on the power of gratitude to transform individuals and workplace cultures.

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  • Workplace Predictions for 2019

    Workplace Predictions for 2019

    How will robots and humans interact in the future? Which steps can HR take to hack their way to a more human workplace? We ask Gary Hamel his workplace predictions for 2019 and beyond.

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  • Webinar: 6 Steps to Increase Employee Retention and Performance

    Webinar: 6 Steps to Increase Employee Retention and Performance

    This Veteran's Day, unemployment is historically low for veterans and workers overall. Learn proven strategies for building human-centric work cultures that can weather any labor market.

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