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People practices that inspire innovation.

Using design to create innovative cultures

We use design thinking, analytics, and automation to help you create talent solutions that deliver results. We start by understanding needs, use co-creation to energize your teams, and grow people and org capability to deliver more value to your customers.

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The What

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Shift Mindsets

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DESIGN LABS

Immersive design labs where you can partner with peers, within and across organizations, to tackle real challenges. Embrace constraints, put empathy, creativity, and prototyping into action – walk out with ready-to-use insights.

Build Systems

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TALENT SOLUTIONS

Tackle challenges fundamental to your org's growth and health: How do we align to a new bold strategy? What does career growth look like in the age of skill-disruption and AI? How do we create talent solutions that are effective and efficient?

Change Behaviors

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LEARNING Cultures

Shifting leadership styles and cultures is hard work. It also has an out-sized impact on the results your organization delivers. Support your people with a light and affordable program rooted in dialogue, action, and contextual learning.

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THE HOW

Our work is focused on your org-needs, culture, and context. The design process we use is not a regimented sequence. It is a roadmap to ensure the solutions we develop are responsive to org needs and designed for the humans that experience them.

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Partner

  • Assess Fit
  • Identify challenges, risks, and opportunities
  • Define approach
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Discover

  • Deep understanding of stakeholder needs.
  • Assessment, dialogue, analytics (as needed).
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Focus

  • Get to shared understanding across stakeholders.
  • Focus and frame what we are attempting to solve.
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Design

  • ​Ideate to expand possibilities.
  • Engage users with co-creation.
  • Prototype - test - learn - repeat to get to MVP.
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Launch

  • Design launch experience, tools, communication, and community.
  • Roll-out solution.
  • Measure impact and ongoing experience.
  • Evaluate and iterate.

The Who

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Astha Parmar

Founder & Principal

Astha is a Talent, HR and Design leader with over a decade of experience building innovative people practices for a wide range of industries and organizations including international non-profits, tech, and finance. Prior to Inspri, Astha led the Global Talent & HR Function at Grameen Foundation — delivering talent solutions and services across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. She has a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a Masters in Organizational Behavior. Astha facilitates 'Design Thinking & HR' seminars for Masters and PhD students at SPU.

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How to navigate the 3 challenges inherent in rebooting performance management

Why you should revamp your performance management system and how to navigate the 3 challenges inherent in the process: How do we facilitate the flow of timely feedback that people are actually receptive to? How do we equip our managers to do the hard, often untaught, job of managing? What are rewards and salaries based on?

Creating feedback loops in growing organizations

A quick guide on how to kick-start a feedback and listening culture in small organizations.

Retooling HR to meet the learning demands of tomorrow.

If you want to increase your organization's capacity to learn and adapt, this article provides: (1) Mental models you can use to grapple with this challenge; (2) A framework that highlights typical gaps, and (3) Practical steps you can take to get started.

Design Thinking for Nonprofits: Only 2 *free* spots available

Opportunity for 2 nonprofits to attend a Design Thinking Course at Seattle Pacific University.

"Astha equipped my team with a new way of seeing problems as opportunities.  She made 'change' something folks no longer fear but embrace.  By helping us truly understand the root causes of our problems, she helped us solve them in a more efficient way.  As a result, my fellowship participants and employees are more satisfied."

Shannon Maynard, ED, Congressional Hunger Center

"Astha combines the best traits of an effective HR leader. She is able to be both strategic and tactical. She is creative and logical. She is compassionate and great at analyzing data. Ultimately she is an authentic leader who is committed to ensuring that an organization effectively meets the needs of its employees."

Joshua Tripp, Director of Operations, Social Innovation at PayPal

"Astha is a top-flight HR professional, with excellent ability to continuously improve HR operations while advancing the development of staff. But more than that, she is able to develop a deep understanding of the whole business and how her work can drive it forward."

Steve Andersen, Philanthropy Practice Director at Exponent Partners

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