Providing Culturally Competent Healthcare for the LGBTQ Community: Talking With Channyn Parker of Howard Brown Health

Providing Culturally Competent Healthcare for the LGBTQ Community: Talking With Channyn Parker of Howard Brown Health

One of the best things about our profession is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many talented and interesting people at our clients and in the community. This blog series introduces some of the executives with whom we work and spotlights the ways they are leading and making their mark, both personally and professionally.…

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Utility Workforce of the Future

Utility Workforce of the Future

With baby boomers retiring in record numbers and millennials projected to comprise nearly 75% of the workforce by 2025, utilities are faced with the challenge of recruiting and training the next generation of leaders. In early May, members of the Greater NY Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network and the NY Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy gathered at West Monroe’s New York City office...

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Conversational Banking: Financial Services Firms Must Invest or Be Left Behind

Conversational Banking: Financial Services Firms Must Invest or Be Left Behind

Last year, I wrote about conversational interfaces and how they have the potential to disrupt business and technology paradigms over the coming years. To recap, conversational interfaces are an emerging high-level system design model where interactions occur in the user’s spoken or written natural language. Most commonly they are a voice-driven virtual assistant like Alexa or a text-driven...

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Tackling Talent and New Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace: Talking with Spencer McMillan of McMillan Electric Company

Tackling Talent and New Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace: Talking with Spencer McMillan of McMillan Electric Company

One of the best things about our profession is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many talented and interesting people at our clients and in the community. This blog series introduces some of the executives with whom we work and spotlights the ways they are leading and making their mark, both personally and professionally.…

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4 Ways to Manage and Retain Talent Through an Integration

4 Ways to Manage and Retain Talent Through an Integration

With 1 million more job openings than unemployed workers in the United States, retaining talent through an integration is more critical than ever. Whether your acquisition was driven by the desire to “acquihire” talent or retain existing talent to drive growth and business strategy, here are four tips to ensure you don’t lose your greatest assets during the deal process: If you didn’t...

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What Lessons can the NHL Learn from Real-time Analytics in the Manufacturing Industry?

What Lessons can the NHL Learn from Real-time Analytics in the Manufacturing Industry?

NHL hockey is perhaps the fastest and most action-packed sport on the planet. With skating speeds up to 30mph and pucks regularly clocked over 100mph the tempo allows for virtually no time to stop and think and instead necessitates continuous split-second decisions. This year, in an attempt to have insight into the chaos, the NHL released an in-game app exclusively for coaching staff that...

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New Ways to Deliver Integrated Healthcare Through Adaptive Reuse

New Ways to Deliver Integrated Healthcare Through Adaptive Reuse

The concept of adaptive reuse is defined as “the practice of identifying, acquiring, renovating, and placing back into service a building or similar structure for a purpose different than that for which is was originally designed.” Simply put: ‘old buildings, new ways.’ Despite being first introduced in the early 1970s, ‘adaptive reuse’ has received minimal attention in healthcare when...

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WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

I recently returned from the annual WERC (Warehousing Education and Research Council) conference in Columbus, Ohio. During the sessions I attended, the various networking events, as well as the session I presented with Ethan DeWall from Martin Bros. Distributing Co., a reoccurring theme appeared: the struggle to attract and retain talent is a continuing challenge that organizations face across...

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Uncommon Sense: False Hope

Uncommon Sense: False Hope

In this blog, I identify several pitfalls that can stand in the way of creating value. Unless leaders acknowledge these potential pitfalls and take steps to mitigate them, then the idea of creating value is nothing more than a false hope. This is the third blog in a series I’m writing, targeted to those with a stake in creating value in companies.…

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Time Varying Rates: Helping Utilities Mitigate Modern Day Grid Challenges While Keeping Customer Rates Affordable

Time Varying Rates: Helping Utilities Mitigate Modern Day Grid Challenges While Keeping Customer Rates Affordable

The price that you pay for electricity may be very different from what your neighbor may pay, or the small shop down the street, the farmer upstate, or the large Industrial plant miles away. Utility rates have many components, including the type of customer you are (residential, commercial agriculture, etc.), amount of energy used, income level, location, and many other factors.…

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