The Integral blog

Promoted! Taylor Shawver now Senior Vice President & Co-Founder
November 9, 2023
We’re celebrating! Taylor Shawver has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Co-Founder of Integral. She previously held the role of Vice President, Strategy and Culture. Taylor joined Integral in 2018, just a few weeks after Ethan McCarty…
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Generative AI: A Client Conversation
October 19, 2023
Generative IA’s impact on the digital workplace Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the way we work. And, the digital workplace is at the center of this transformation. AI-powered tools are being used to automate tasks, improve…
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The Israel-Gaza Conflict and Your Employees
October 11, 2023
We live in a world enduring military conflicts, from the war in Ukraine to new attacks in the Middle East. Whether or not you have employees in either area, it is important to consider reactions to the Israel-Gaza conflict by your employees,…
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Firstup in Phoenix
September 30, 2023
Firstup‘s recent Attune conference in Phoenix – what a pleasure and privilege to attend. I learned a lot — but not what I expected. The keynotes were great, the workshops enlightening and the tacos tasty. Spending time with a few…
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Life, work and the 2023 Index
September 26, 2023
What Integral’s research shows about creating employee experiences that drive engagement (pssst! it’s life and work) Philosophers, poets, industrialists, communists, freedom fighters and tyrants alike situate work at the center of their…
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Unlock the manager channel to drive growth
August 24, 2023
It’s no secret that communication skills are a must-have for managers. In fact, 93% of job descriptions list it as a requirement or preference according to Indeed. And when managers are equipped with skills and tools to have meaningful…
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Downsizing with Dignity
August 15, 2023
Five Imperatives to Do the Right Thing and Stay Out of the News Thinking about downsizing? Then downsize with dignity. As companies navigate the challenges of a recession, downsizing may become a necessary reality. It is beyond tricky to execute the…
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How do you show love for your job?
June 12, 2023
Love what you do and the people around you As a communicator, I often talk to our clients about helping leaders be more authentic in their interactions. I recently paused to look into the mirror myself to wonder, am I being authentic? Do I genuinely…
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Managers Influence Culture
May 8, 2023
Managers influence culture, engagement, and retention Hey you, people manager. Guess what? Managers influence culture. Yeah. Demonstrating your organization’s culture, engaging employees, and encouraging them to remain (and rewarding them for…
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Address shadow technology at your organization
May 5, 2023
What is shadow technology exactly? It’s when individuals or departments within an organization use unapproved platforms and technology. As I noted in Part I, this is problematic for many reasons. Organizations must find ways to address shadow…
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