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People in workplaces are more unhappy than ever before. Company cultures are cracking, and many harbour the worst in human behaviour. Individuals are scared to share their true thoughts. They don’t really know anyone; building friendships doesn’t make the list of things to get done. Leaders frequently turn a blind eye to unethical, aggressive and discriminatory behaviour, especially when it helps the company achieve financial success. Feelings of loneliness, exclusion, fear and exhaustion are flooding organisations. People are choosing to leave in droves, searching for something more meaningful, somewhere they feel valued and able to flourish as a human.

Time is ticking. The model of work that got us here is over 200 years old. It helped us segment time, design efficient processes and produce more things. Artificial intelligence and robots will take over on that side now, but they can’t make it human.

Make it Human outlines a vision for a human-led future of work. It includes practical models, new insights and real-life stories, illustrating how we can nurture workplace cultures to invigorate human growth both for us and for generations to come.

Work doesn’t have to be a 9–5 meaningless, lonely grind. Together, let’s make it human.


'Make it Human is required reading for all CEOs and CHROs who want to shape a future of work where people provide a human competitive advantage.'

Nick Lynn, PhD, Author of Employee Experience (EX) Leadership: Build trust through employee experience and engagement

'Make it Human is an essential read for HR leaders navigating the challenge of (re-)humanizing the employee experience amid technological advancements and productivity pressures. At last, we have a playbook for the future of work!'

Adrian Seligman, Member of the Executive Board, Top Employers Institute

'Sarah challenges the organisations of today that are still operating with little focus on the humans that run them. We have reached a tipping point as company cultures are cracking under the weight of disruption and we need to find new ways to lead business by focusing on what we are good at; being human. Sarah explores practical models, new insights and tells personal stories to bring to life her experience which will enable all of us to contribute to building happier and healthier human workplaces.'

Liz Rider, Organizational Psychologist, Leadership Expert & LinkedIn Top Voice
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