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gothamCulture team is made up of relatable experts who love what they do. Through our blog, we hope to share our passion and gained knowledge in helping clients navigate change. Over the years, we’ve found that sometimes even the smallest nugget of insight can prove to be a hidden gem — providing fresh perspectives and Read More…

Forbes: How to Communicate Change

When Microsoft announced it was laying off 12,500 employees in a 1,100-word email, it inadvertently sparked a discussion on company communication. How can business leaders effectively communicate company changes to their staff? What is the protocol? Big or small, changes are changes, and they need to be reported to employees accordingly. By approaching discussions with factors like timeliness Read More…

Forbes: Indiana Jones: hero, archaeologist, and…innovation entrepreneur?

Just as the “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” movies tell the stories of ancient relics that give their handlers power, so, too, can innovation give companies great power and a sense of command. From failure to organization, the problem solving of the Indiana Jones character provides insight on business innovation. In the first post of the Read More…

Forbes: Don’t Believe the Hype

Being the top dog in an industry can bring previously unknown rewards and accolades, but how close to the sun can you fly before your wings fail? Many companies are guilty of the “Icarus trap” because they begin believing their own hype. This active inertia can lead to overconfidence and an insular perspective. As a result, many businesses Read More…

Big Data, Small Data, and Everything In Between

I’m definitely not the first person to say this, but the term “Big Data” is significantly overused.  In fact, Big Data has become a catch-all phrase for anything related to data analysis, (regardless of whether it actually involves data sources commonly associated with Big Data).  In some ways, a lot of people probably think they Read More…

Forbes: Why Pivoting Shouldn’t Influence Your Company’s Core Values

How invested are you in your company’s core values? While some businesses might switch their values at the drop of a hat if it means more revenue, those that maintain consistent values ultimately benefit from their dedication to a vision. The marketplace can, however, demand that businesses develop interim values to address possible shifts. Your business needs to Read More…

Forbes: Today’s Leaders Must Learn To Thrive In Disequilibrium

Many self-help programs try to help you achieve a state of equilibrium. You can align your chakra. You can balance your chi. You can even achieve inner peace. But what does all this equilibrium do for your business? Businesses that try to achieve equilibrium have become our modern dinosaurs. Technology and customer preferences are evolving so rapidly that Read More…

The Tyranny of Focus Groups: We’ll Take the Heat For You

Focus Groups are a key component of an OD consultant’s world. The term might conjure up images of marketing research studies with tables of lively customers discussing a new soda flavor. In our world, where we use them to gather qualitative insights into organizations, they tend to look a little different. Whether I’m assessing an Read More…