environmental justice

environmental justice

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Katherine Ogburn.  Katherine served as the Director of the strategy department at Ready State LLC, a boutique tech marketing agency in North Beach, San Francisco. She is now an independent consultant and volunteer for nonprofit organizations that focus on food security, climate and environmental justice, where she provides client insights, evaluation support and theory of change development support.

The six years Katherine spent with Ready State came on the heels of six years in marketing strategy at McCann Worldgroup San Francisco, and 2 years with McKinsey in Stamford, Connecticut. She lives in Berkeley, California with her family and spends as much time as she can outside where she runs, hikes, bikes, swims and kayaks. Katherine would love to collaborate on marketing and nonprofit projects.

 

Luca Ottinetti’s company blog identifies the drivers of organizational costs and explains why they add significant complexity to the administration of the business.

The costs associated with organizational alignment deal with two functions:  coordination and administration. Coordination costs include resources dedicated to facilitating information sharing, knowledge transfer, and communication.  These resources may comprise teams, committees, or formal lateral units depending on the complexity of the organization. Administrative costs include the top management functions for executive control and direction over all personnel, departments, facilities, and activities such as human resources, accounting, finance, public relations, contract administration, and legal.  Over time, organizational costs increase if for no other reason than business growth and to compensate for cost of living adjustments. In some cases, however, organizational costs increase well above the expected norm. The question is why.

 

Areas covered in this article include:

  • Product line expansion
  • New market expansion
  • Micro-segmentation
  • Vertical integration
  • Merger integration

 

Read the full article, Do You Know Why Your Organizational Costs Are Rising?, on the Great Prairie Group website.