Unity and Inclusion LA Sparks Dialogue on Diversity in Tech

Unity and Inclusion LA Sparks Dialogue on Diversity in Tech

This weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Unity and Inclusion LA event hosted by 500 Start-Ups; a special one-day event that brought together entrepreneurs, investors and the greater tech community to hold a dialogue about the future of diversity & inclusion in tech. While we did not don the signature pink knit hats, no one failed to recognize the significance of...

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Coffee & Change: A New Podcast

Coffee & Change: A New Podcast

Bill Kirst, our West Coast Organizational Change Management Lead in Seattle, has kicked off a new podcast series on the topic of change management. In the inaugural episode, “Tackling Change in 2017”, Bill interviews his colleague Shawna Saffle, a Manager in our Operations Excellence Practice on how we manage change in life, in work and in the world.…

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Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Look to Make Good on his Promise to Expand Oil & Gas

Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Look to Make Good on his Promise to Expand Oil & Gas

Every newly-elected President faces a common struggle: how to turn the many promises made on the campaign trail to various stakeholders into actual governmental action. Following his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump will be no different. In this series of blogs, we’ll consider how President Trump discussed energy policy on the campaign trail, his plans for implementing his vision...

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What The Presidential Transition Can Teach Us About Mergers

What The Presidential Transition Can Teach Us About Mergers

Any transition can be difficult, be it a transition from a Democrat President to Republican President, or a merger transition that results from the acquisition of one firm by another, and subsequent integration.  In both cases, readiness planning is key to a successful start.  Significant work must be done early in the transition period to ensure that the Day 1 (i.e.…

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Can geography research help solve population health issues in Chicago? Perspectives of an academic-turned consultant

Can geography research help solve population health issues in Chicago? Perspectives of an academic-turned consultant

By now the concept of a ‘food desert’ has become a common term in diet and obesity research: it is a place where few grocery stores or healthy food options are accessible to residents, and as a result may cause obesity or other health problems. Using the same concept, what if instead we focused on health behaviors and outcomes for those who live in ‘doctor deserts’, in areas where there are...

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How to Use Multi-Use Networks to Achieve Smart Cities & Water Infrastructure Improvements

How to Use Multi-Use Networks to Achieve Smart Cities & Water Infrastructure Improvements

West Monroe has been promoting the use of multi-use networks to achieve Smart City benefits. Both at the American Water Works Association Illinois chapter meeting, and the most recent M-WERC Smart Cities Technology event in Milwaukee, audiences expressed great interest in learning more. While many Smart City initiatives are underway, West Monroe believes that for Smart City initiatives to be...

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Sherlock Holmes: From an OCM Perspective

Sherlock Holmes: From an OCM Perspective

Having recently read the book, “Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes” by Maria Konnikova, I quickly realized why I am so fascinated with anything that is based on the Arthur Conan Doyle books (as many of us are!) It is obvious that Sherlock’s methodical approach is actually quite similar to what West Monroe does when we have to assess a client, especially from a change...

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What Hosting a 70s Holiday Party Taught Me About Customer Experience

What Hosting a 70s Holiday Party Taught Me About Customer Experience

My wife has wanted our family to host a themed holiday party for years. But not just any old theme: a 1970s Thanksgiving. While we’ve enjoyed many traditions in our family for years, we thought it was time spice it up. Discussing ideas with family, we rallied around a clear and simple 1970s theme that created a unique experience for our guests. If we were going for a theme, we couldn't do it...

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Designing an Effective Organization: The Levers Available to Leaders Looking to Implement Lasting Change (Part 2 of 2)

Designing an Effective Organization: The Levers Available to Leaders Looking to Implement Lasting Change (Part 2 of 2)

A major change has occurred in your business and your peers have suggested it is time to alter the company’s organizational structure. Before you grab the whiteboard marker and start drawing new org charts, it is imperative to slow down, fully understand the types of change your company will make, and how that change will be executed.…

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