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Where Can We Go To Belong? #WorkHuman

By Maya Mathias / May 27, 2017

Something intriguing resurfaced when we entered the 21st Century. Fueled by movements like social entrepreneurship, conscious business, mindfulness at work and positive psychology, we began to re-examine the tug of war between commerce and cause, purpose and profit, bottom line and life line, machine and man. These opposing forces can be difficult to reconcile, but […]


#LetGirlsLearn It’s no Longer (Just) a Man’s World

By Maya Mathias / October 17, 2016

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. And as I’ve traveled the world over the past six years, I’ve seen time and again how our young people — particularly our girls — are so often pushed to the very bottom of their societies. Everywhere I go, I meet these girls, and they are […]


WorkHuman Spreads ‘Humanity at Work’ Message to a Growing Global Following

By Maya Mathias / May 27, 2016

Now in its second year, WorkHuman is the brainchild of Globoforce, a leader in employee recognition and engagement. Unlike some corporate social responsibility or marketing programs that come across as a superficial afterthought, WorkHuman is central to Globoforce’s mission and purpose. As its tagline suggests, the WorkHuman conference exists to “unlock the future of the human workplace”, […]


The Growing Chorus for Humanity at Work

By Maya Mathias / May 20, 2016

Thoughts about the future of work are rampant. Executives, employees, politicians and citizens are taking stands across the ideological spectrum, from embracing the change that technology and globalization enable, to wishing that the marketplace could be more protectionist and therefore less volatile. These conversations are reverberating at the highest policy-making levels. Whether it’s the World […]


Why Bother With Joy, Inc. in a Competitive World?

By Maya Mathias / April 2, 2014

On Monday I watched a Google for Entrepreneurs Hangout hosted by famed business advisor Guy Kawasaki. He interviewed Arianna Huffington (President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post) and Rich Sheridan (CEO at Menlo Innovations) about their new books ‘Thrive’ and ‘Joy, Inc.’ respectively. Titles like ‘thrive’ and ‘joy’ would have seemed out of place on […]