Benefits of Creative Thinking in a Linear Workplace

Rachael Bosch is the CEO and founder at Fringe PD, where their mission is to help people communicate better and create more human workplaces. Creativity is an incredibly powerful tool that has the potential to unlock solutions and new ideas in any workplace. After spending my early professional years steeped in the creative world, I came to … Read more

3 Ways to Build an Effective and Inclusive Interview Process

Katie Aldrich is the Director of Program & Coaching Strategy at Fringe PD, where their mission is to help people communicate better and create more human workplaces. When recruiting and interviewing candidates, the goals are simple: find the best people for the job as efficiently as possible, with an accepted offer at the end of the process. … Read more

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: A Guide to Inclusive Leadership

Take a second to think about the different teams you’ve been a part of at work. Chances are some were great – you loved working with the group, you felt respected and heard by leadership, and you felt motivated to do your best work. And some of the teams you’ve been a part of have … Read more

You can’t sit with us! Creating more civility at work

It’s no secret that the workplace can be a breeding ground for stress and conflict. From office politics to personality clashes, it’s easy for workplace communications to go downhill fast. This can lead to decreased productivity, missed deadlines, and even worse. But what if there was another way? What if we could all learn to … Read more

Who’s the Bruno in your Organization?

It’s true, here at Fringe HQ, we really can take ANY pop culture reference and make it about workplace dynamics. So after succumbing to the hit new Disney movie Encanto over the weekend, I got to thinking about Bruno. And yes, we are going to talk about him.   Besides the Lin-Manuel effect, a film like Encanto … Read more

Hazard Ahead: Staffing and Retention in a “Hybrid” Workplace

As employers consider bringing their teams back into the office, they’re thinking about safety, legal compliance, technology, equipment. But what might not be on their minds? Employee engagement and well-being. And that’s a big mistake.  It’s a dangerous fallacy to assume that the employees you sent home in March 2020 are the same ones coming … Read more

The Self-Care Guide for Hustlers

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to up a person’s hustle game. In 2020 many of us set up home offices for the first time and had fewer reasons to leave the house, so it became normal to put in long hours toward a career (or fun new side gig) to stay busy. While challenging … Read more

Three learning & development trends we are focusing on in 2021!

As we reflected on what would be helpful to communicate to our Fringe Family this month, one thing was very clear. There is A LOT happening in our workplaces right now. So, instead of going deep on one topic, we thought it might be helpful to share with you the top three things we are … Read more

Stepping Out of Email Jail

At Fringe PD, we practice what we preach and we are always learning and growing. Many of our clients and colleagues have expressed concern about the ever-present expansion of our working hours. As someone recently said to us, we no longer work at home, it feels more like we live at work. We know that … Read more

To Be of Use

To the Fringe community, this month, I wanted to speak directly to you — not about management, or bias, or skill-building, but about the human experience. I’ve never been someone who struggles to fall asleep. Before this year, I could drift off as soon as my head hit the pillow. But I’ve recently found myself … Read more