Research, knowledge, and perspective are the currency of our profession. We are actively engaged in academic research on culture and culture change, as well as professional and scholarly writing and public speaking. A sample of current and recent work is below.
White papers, Journal articles, Thought pieces:
- Improving Inclusivity and Communication In Executive Teams – Concrete Actions, Thought Piece
Summary: A list of ideas to help improve results in diverse teams
- Driving Change Through Career Models — An Operating System for Talent. White Paper, 2012
Abstract: Using two client case studies, read how integrated talent infrastructure through career models can drive organizational transformation. Typical approaches to integrated talent management either lead with a technology solution and/or don’t go far enough in engaging employees. A career model based approach as the platform solves for this.
- On Project Management, Thought Piece, 2012
Abstract: Many engineering and R&D oriented companies have 3 technical career paths: individual technical professional, management, and project/program management. With respect to project management, however, many of our clients struggle with whether to treat project management as a competency or a career path, or both.
- Career Models and Culture Change at Microsoft. ODN Journal, 2007, David White (co-author)
Abstract: This paper asks and answers the question: What are the intervention options for driving culture change in a company that continues to benefit from success, and lacks a burning platform for change? The answer: Focusing on employee motivation in the context of career opportunities while directly linking strategic business changes to employee behavior. (view PDF)
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Talks & Presentations: