NRF 2017: Prepare for Change

NRF 2017: Prepare for Change

I recently attended the 2017 NRF Big Show, one of the largest retail industry events of the year.  Everyone from retailers to vendors to technology companies attends the event to learn about the newest trends in retail.  Attendees also get to learn about what some of the best in class retailers are doing and network with other professionals in the field. …

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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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ERP Project Scenarios You May Find Yourself in…and How to Avoid Them

ERP Project Scenarios You May Find Yourself in…and How to Avoid Them

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is the nervous system of a business. ERP systems enable companies to improve efficiency and make smarter operational decisions. ERP projects can be transformational, long, and impact many functional areas of the business. These projects can be wildly successful, but too often they miss deadlines, go over budget, and cause many sleepless and...

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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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Ready, Set, Mentor!

Ready, Set, Mentor!

In today’s fast-paced, competitive business world, companies are putting a lot of attention towards attracting and retaining top talent.  Many companies advertise a culturally diverse, “fun and friendly workplace” and claim to provide an ideal balance between work and play.  While these measures can go far in attracting new talent, often what keeps employees engaged is empowerment, autonomy...

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Ben’s Challenge Accepted Moment

Ben’s Challenge Accepted Moment

Each month we will be highlighting a different Dare to be Great employee who embodies the Uncommon Blend or Challenge Accepted attitude that makes West Monroe Partners and everyone that works here so unique! This month, meet Benjamin W. Baenen, a Senior Manager in our Healthcare practice, based in Chicago. How did you get started at West Monroe?…

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