The work environment and the very definition of workplace has undergone a monumental shift, including widespread virtual work. Employees expect a work experience that is flexible, inclusive, and safe; that fits seamlessly with their lives, and recognizes them as human first. Mental, physical, social, and financial wellness are deeply interconnected within the work experience. Candidates have more employment choices than ever before, increasing competition for talent between organizations and with alternative approaches to employment. Successful organizations manage their workplace culture as a competitive advantage, recognizing the lived experience should align with stated values and that managers play a key role in this. Changing “the way we do things here” is a culture shift realized through an organization-wide commitment and a focus on making measurable change over time. While an employee-centric mindset is important to designing the employee experience, the sweet spot is where employee needs and organizational strategy meet. McLean & Company offers our members practical, step-by-step project blueprints, training, tools, templates, assessments, and surveys to help HR leaders advance their work environment priorities. In addition, expert guidance and interactive workshops are also available across a range of topics to enhance and accelerate project completion.