Sarah Altemus joins the Productivity Lab following a career focused on workplace strategy, performance, and change management at architecture and design firms including PDR (Planning Design Research), IA Interior Architects, and Incorp Advisory. She started her career at APQC (the American Productivity and Quality Center), a global leader in benchmarking and best practices, and developed a dedication to process improvement and organizational resiliency. Her commitment to design thinking and strategic communications supports individuals and organizations through business transformation and cultural evolution. Sarah has experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and values a holistic data-driven approach to improving human-centric decision-making. From survey design and analysis to validation through direct employee engagement, she maximizes every opportunity for storytelling through data. The rate of change and tech innovation is continuously accelerating, driving new ways of working and necessitating fresh strategies to preserve and enhance productivity and wellbeing. She advocates for the employee experience from ideation through implementation. She received her BA in English Literature and Rhetoric from Texas A&M University (which she does not regret).