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Welcome to The Lab

We’re all about asking big questions and imagining what’s next. The Lab is where we go to explore emerging ideas, test new practices, and share our latest creations.

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Collectives Are The Future Of Work: Meet The Antidote To The Great Resignation

Recently, we’ve seen traditional ways of working fail employees and lead to persistent burnout, low morale and turnover. Gallup’s “State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report” reveals that 58% of employees (download required) are regularly stressed about their current job ...

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Less than 1% of agencies are owned by women. UME is one of them.

UME is thrilled to share that we are now certified as a Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by The NYC Department of Small Business Services!

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Lessons Learned: 2021

Every year we gather as a Studio to collectively reflect on the year past and set intentions for the year to come. Through celebrating the highs, reflecting on the lows, and cultivating lessons, we help each other grow. We are brought back to the knowing that we are part of a larger whole.

Leadership
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Autonomous, Together: The Benefits of Being a Committed Collective

We are living in a time of accelerated innovation in the way we work. And autonomy has become “an indispensable component of motivation and a key driver of performance and well-being.” At UME, we’ve prioritized autonomy since day one. Here is what we've learned.

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On Retrospectives

When you’re working at warp speed, taking an hour or two to reflect on projects past can feel like a low priority. At UME, we’ve found that retrospectives are actually mission-critical.

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On Leading a Committed Collective with Jee Chang

We sat down with our inspiring founder and Leadership Director, Jee Chang, to speak more about how UME came to be and what she’s learning from running a studio that works as a committed collective. 

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Your Leadership Health Check

Leadership comes with big responsibilities. It asks us to build a vision from the ground-up. Respond to changing dynamics. And develop a culture that supports both individual well-being and collective performance.

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Your Business Health Check

You can’t have a strong brand without a solid business backing it up. Understanding the bones of your business empowers you to strengthen your strategic foundation, reach your goals and build a healthy, sustainable, thriving organization.

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Your Brand Health Check⁠⁠

Ready for your brand check-up? Here are five key questions that our Brand Director, Eve Smith, recommends you ask yourself every quarter. ⁠⁠

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