Research

Research-BannerNewWe invest aggressively in research to understand the perspectives of others and their lessons learned. We carefully consider this ongoing research in every client engagement.

The following highlights topics where we have developed and sustained a strong base of knowledge. We invest in persistent research to ensure our clients and our consulting teams are aware of existing and evolving best practices and lessons learned. We also track selected companies and government agencies around the world to learn from their successes and failures. 

Leader Issues and Challenges

Business Performance

  • Aging Demographics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Best Practices and Benchmarking
  • Black Swan Theory (Taleb)
  • “Breakthrough Development” (McCreight)
  • Business and Mission Continuity
  • Business Intelligence and Assessment
  • Business Scalability
  • Chaos Theory
  • Competitive Intelligence and Assessment
  • Complexity Theory (Santa Fe Institute)
  • Healthcare Costs, Quality and Innovation
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property – Optimizing and Protecting
  • Market and Customer Needs
  • Normal Accidents (Perrow)
  • Product Management, Marketing, and Sales
  • Program, Project, and Risk Management
  • Rapid Acquisition
  • Rapid Deployment
  • “Re-engineering”
  • Research and Development
  • “Six Sigma”, “Lean”, and “Kaizen”
  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Sustainability
  • Virtualization
  • Visualization

Globalization

  • Africa
  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • North America
  • Russia

Environment

  • Climate Change
  • Water

Client Challenges

  • Anomaly/Change Detection
  • Anticipatory Intelligence
  • Critical Infrastructure Rehabilitation & Modernization
  • Cybersecurity
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Healthcare Costs, Value and Outcomes
  • Innovation
  • Mobile 4 Development(M4D)
  • Optimizing cash, Brands, Culture & customer Trust
  • Patient Safety
  • Power Grid Security & Reliability
  • Talent Optimization
  • Technology Optimization

Client Specific Research

  • Education
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Information
  • Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice
  • National Security
  • Professional Services
  • Technology

Structure and Organization

  • Alliance Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Change Management
  • Culture Development
  • Director and Board Effectiveness
  • Governance
  • Large Group Intervention
  • Leadership – Transition, Retention, Development and Effectiveness
  • Leading 24/7… Worldwide
  • Lifetime Learning and Talent Development
  • Management Communications
  • Management Effectiveness – Talent, Structure, Policies, Practices and Rewards
  • Management Sciences
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organization Structure
  • Outsourcing
  • Rewards – Technology, Processes and Information
  • Team Optimization
  • Venture Capital

Technology

  • Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Augmentation Machines/Knowledge Workers
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Customer Requirements Management (CRM)
  • Data and Knowledge Management
  • Data Science, Analytics, and “Big Data”
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • Information and Technology Optimization
  • Information Security
  • Internet 2.0, 3.0, and Metaweb
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Internet Research
  • Manufacturing 4.0
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Quantum Computing
  • Social Networking

Best Practice Exemplars…Lessons Learned, Successes and Disappointments

  • Accenture
  • ADP
  • Amazon.com
  • Apple
  • Bain
  • Bloomberg
  • Boeing
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Charles Schwab
  • Cisco
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Deloitte
  • FedEx
  • Google (Alphabet)
  • Harvard University
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • LexisNexis
  • Mayo Clinic
  • McKinsey
  • Microsoft
  • Nissan
  • Oracle
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sloan Kettering
  • Stanford University
  • Toyota
  • UPS