Shift was founded in 2016 with two main goals: Use improvement methods to address society’s most pressing inequities; and create an empowering and energizing place for people inspired by change to thrive. As individuals with unique lived experiences who care deeply about the work we do, our vision is to use our skills to help make the world and the workplace a more just and equitable place.
As an organization striving to enact systems-level improvement, we recognize the importance of understanding and dismantling racist systems in service of building new ones that give all people the opportunity to thrive. We believe that improvement methods and tools are only a starting place for change. The deepest, most meaningful impact will occur when we unite the full spectrum of a community in a shared vision of transforming their systems beyond its current reality.