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Ushma Pandya explains why building design should consider low waste goals at the earliest stages of design.  Buildings are designed for comfort, productivity, entertaining and living. Buildings have historically not been designed to support low waste goals. However, that is changing as architects and developers have come to realize the importance of design in supporting […]

  Ushma Pandya addresses a most prevalent problem, and more importantly, provides strategic steps for integrating low-waste solutions into building designs. Buildings are designed for comfort, productivity, entertaining and living. Buildings have historically not been designed to support low waste goals. However, that is changing as architects and developers have come to realize the importance […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Adriana Mascolli Fontes. Adriana is a former Senior Expert in the Organizations Practice at McKinsey with a  focus on Organization and Leadership development. Since leaving the Firm in 2012, she has been collaborating with top boutique leadership consulting groups like Mobius Executive Leadership in designing and delivering leadership development programs. […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Shona Especkerman with Invictus Consulting.  Shona is an accomplished management consultant and senior adviser with 20+ years of experience in Top Tier consulting firms (Booz & Company, Schlumberger, Accenture) on complex strategic engagements for companies, governments and investors. She has been running her own firm since 2016. She has extensive […]

  Dan Markovitz explains why using post-it notes may not be the best way to organize your workflow. One of my clients, a physician in an academic medical center, has been struggling with her personal kanban. She avoided all the common pitfalls—she kept finished tasks in her Done column, limited her WIP, and used Super […]

Stephen Redwood provides a post that addresses a common problem most companies face when shifting to a new system: how to organize all the moving parts to prepare for the transformation.    Not since the world went from moving around by horse and cart to the use of steam engines, has the pace of change […]

Stephen Redwood explains how organization design projects can fail to meet their objectives. It’s a funny thing, but when it comes to the subject of organization design the first question clients usually ask me is: “How can we not screw this up?”Not unreasonably, clients recognize how unsettling these projects can be. They know that, too […]