How Employee-Owned Organizations Create Meaningful Workplaces

How Employee-Owned Organizations Create Meaningful Workplaces

Employees as owners. A novel concept for most companies, right? But employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are becoming more attractive to prospective employees, not only because of the financial benefits, but also because of the culture of employee ownership helps enable. What is an ESOP? ESOP companies such as our firm, West Monroe, are 100% employee-owned, which means that our...

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Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Siobhan Byrne on Challenging Unconscious Bias

Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Siobhan Byrne on Challenging Unconscious Bias

This feature is part of a series highlighting the contributions and career paths of women at West Monroe. Especially in technology consulting, traditionally a male-dominated industry, it can be difficult for women to find role models and paths that work for them. The goal of this blog series is to communicate the unique paths and successes of women at West Monroe.…

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Eliminating Bias in Innovation: Supporting Good Ideas from Unexpected Places

Eliminating Bias in Innovation: Supporting Good Ideas from Unexpected Places

West Monroe invests heavily in innovation—just this year we welcomed Tyson Hartman, senior director of innovation and partnerships; announced a new Innovation Fellow career promotion for senior technologists; and launched the West Monroe Idea Hub, where employees can crowdsource and vote on new ideas for further development. Central to our approach is making innovation transparent and open to...

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Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Jayna Curran on Leading by Example

Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Jayna Curran on Leading by Example

This feature is part of a series highlighting the contributions and career paths of women at West Monroe. Especially in technology consulting, traditionally a male-dominated industry, it can be difficult for women to find role models and paths that work for them. The goal of this blog series is to communicate the unique paths and successes of women at WMP.…

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Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Laura Brizgis on Making Time (For Yourself and Others)

Women in Consulting: A Q&A with Laura Brizgis on Making Time (For Yourself and Others)

This feature is part of a series highlighting the contributions and career paths of women at West Monroe. In technology consulting—traditionally a male-dominated industry—it can be difficult for women to find role models and paths that work for them. The goal of this blog series is to communicate the unique paths and successes of women at West Monroe.…

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The Importance of Differentiating Your ‘Giving Back’ Philosophy

The Importance of Differentiating Your ‘Giving Back’ Philosophy

At most mid-market and Fortune 1000 companies, it’s understood that social responsibility is a part of doing business. The bigger you get, the more important it becomes. At West Monroe, we’ve spent a lot of time this month on “giving back.” On June 14, we dedicated our entire workforce to a National Day of Service, where 1,100 employees volunteered at 38 sites across nine U.S.…

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A Conversation about Inclusion and Diversity: Making it Real

A Conversation about Inclusion and Diversity: Making it Real

Over the past year, we’ve tackled several big issues as part of our Inclusion and Diversity article series: unconscious bias, equality of networking opportunities in and out of the office, the value of employee resource groups, and integration of talent at the senior level. Now, as we are into our third year of this conversation, I want to respond to one of the most common questions we hear...

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Transitioning from College to a Career in Management and Technology Consulting

Transitioning from College to a Career in Management and Technology Consulting

The transition from school to a career in the consulting industry requires a quick learning curve to get up-to-speed on new ways of working, communicating, and developing ideas. For many campus hires, preconceived expectations of how their first few months in the workplace will progress are quickly altered as they begin working with unique clients, on new technologies, and in industries they...

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Experienced Hires, And Making The Leap From Outsider To Insider

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Experienced Hires, And Making The Leap From Outsider To Insider

As part of a journey to strengthen our culture of inclusion, we began writing quarterly articles designed to stimulate conversation about relevant and sometimes challenging topics. The idea is that healthy and open dialogue is an essential prerequisite to breaking down the barriers to inclusion. In my latest article, I look at the topic of onboarding experienced talent and easing their...

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