For decades people have predicted technology would level America’s geographic playing field, allowing areas outside of knowledge-industry hubs such as the San Francisco Bay and New York metropolitan areas to attract more high earners. It hasn’t happened, but Covid-19 could change that.
CEO Christy Johnson is no stranger to tough conversations. As the founder of Seattle-based strategy firm, Artemis Connection, Johnson regularly advises her clients on the complicated and nuanced challenges their businesses face.
The growth of remote working is the latest iteration of a decades-long technology shock. It began in the 1990s when personal computers took over offices, continued with the development of the smartphone and social media in the 2000s
Over the years, I have witnessed many different ways of supporting young people as they learn about a job and a company culture and norms — to “absorb by observation.” But much about this is changing.
When you start a business, you learn many things by trial and error. You might spend money on the wrong things, market to the wrong people, or rent the wrong space.
It's become very clear that American companies have increased their focus on attracting and retaining talented women in the past few years in order to improve gender diversity.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our lives today. Many of us now have new challenges that come with working from home, homeschooling, and sheltering in place.
I love to work. I have always loved to work. My mom has these pictures of me “playing office” when I was four years old. The days I remember anticipating most were the ones that gave me a crisp new workbook to complete.
When Christy Johnson was pregnant and working as a vice president at a tech company, a manager made some sexist comments to her. When she confronted him, he hid behind what he thought was a bulletproof shield:
Christy Johnson is an entrepreneur and educator. She is currently building her third start-up, Artemis Connection and facilitating a course on designing organizations for Creativity/Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Having children changed my life in a way I never imagined. I love them to pieces and the high travel, long hour lifestyle I had pre-kids didn’t work anymore.
Entrepreneur and educator Christy Johnson shares how both intentionality and serendipity contributed to her success; and why striving for balance can sometimes be a distraction for women leaders.
Remote and hybrid setups amplify the challenges of bringing new people into an organization. Already, prior to the pandemic, just 12% of workers strongly agreed that their company did a great job of onboarding new employees.
There are now four women leading Washington state public companies, double the number who were in these roles five years ago.
Companies with well-defined values know they create a virtuous cycle. First, the values attract top talent who are able to be picky about the tone of their workplace, and then, those people affirm the company values through their voices and actions.
The global COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted virtually every aspect of life has also created an unprecedented opportunity to profoundly transform the way we work, how work shapes our lives, and what productive, effective—and equitable—work looks like.
Artemis Connection today issued a new report to help companies and workers succeed in remote work environments. Navigating the New World of Remote Work: Best Practices and Strategies for Overcoming Common Obstacles to Remote Success draws on Artemis’ experience as a remote-native organization, focus groups with 16 companies across 7 industries, expert interviews, and extensive research.
The Gates Foundation made headlines in 2015 when they announced new parents would get 1yr of paid leave. But this year they scaled that back to 6 months and a taxable stipend. We spoke to Christy Johnson of Artemis Connection and Claire LeBeau, assistant professor at Seattle University, about what that will mean for new parents.
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