Virtual Brainstorming

Working remotely has been an adjustment for everyone. And while collaboration tools like chat and video conferencing have made meeting with teammates, partners, and customers almost like being in the office, one area that hasn’t been discussed very much is virtual brainstorming and how it is imperative for companies right now.  Solving complex problems before … Continued

Resilient Leadership

As 2020 is shaping up to be the year of uncertainty for businesses, it is also proving to be a testing ground for organizational leadership. Executives around the globe are dealing with issues they never imagined. Without a playbook on how to successfully navigate the situation, they need to rely on their soft skills more … Continued

Workplace and Employee Flexibility

Once the entire country eliminates stay-at-home orders, businesses will be looking to bring people back to the office, as they seek to get back to business as usual. However, the pandemic accelerated one of the key issues the centennials and even millennials have been pushing for, and that is to focus on employee’s life, beyond … Continued

An Uncertain Future For Retail

Sometimes it’s hard to remember the business issues we were facing before Covid 19. In the retail sector, many brick and mortar stores were struggling to stay afloat. With the pandemic, the situation became worse, and now as we look to reopening retail stores, the psychological effects on consumers of re-entering stores and the associated … Continued

2020 M&A Activity

During difficult economic times, many businesses circle the wagons and take a conservative approach until the economy recovers. Other companies take the opposite approach and use the downturn to make opportunistic decisions that provide superior value during a bear market. As we reached the half-way point of the year, it’s fair to say we’ve never … Continued

Real Workplace Diversity

Just as we were all feeling optimistic about the reopening of offices from the Covid 19 pandemic, another event impacted the nation. The death of George Floyd has brought racism to the forefront of the American conversation. Regardless of your race, political view, or other identity, the issue of racism is not something companies or … Continued

Do We Need A Chief Innovation Officer?

You may or may not be familiar with one of the newer roles in the c-suite, the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO). While the role didn’t exist a generation ago, now nearly one-third of Fortune 500 companies have a CINO, according to an Egon Zehnder study. If this trend is something you’re considering, you are likely … Continued

PTO Policies Post Covid-19

With everything going on around the world, one area that may have been forgotten during the pandemic is vacation and PTO policies. As stay at home orders extended to months and not weeks, many people cancelled their spring and summer vacation plans. Either because they were laid off or furloughed, or because of the uncertainty … Continued

Data Analytics Are Reshaping Culture Measurement

If you’ve attempted to measure your company culture, you know it can be a bit like herding cats. You can send out surveys to collect feedback, but the results rarely reflect the actual culture. However, new methods of data analysis are reshaping the way culture is measured. A recent article from Harvard Business Review (HBR) … Continued

Preparing Teams For A New Normal

As governments begin to loosen restrictions on social distancing and gathering in groups, organizations are now faced with getting back to a new business as usual.  Leadership must determine how they plan to re-open offices. Do certain teams need to come back before others? Does the office layout need to be adjusted? Are some employees … Continued