My life's work is focused on making organizational life better for people. I do this by helping leaders articulate their company’s purpose and market value, and then I design their organization model to realize this purpose. I create high-performing, cross-functional teams by architecting intentional collaboration and applying organization and network science to balance efficiency and adaptability.
Leaders are embracing the need to clarify and communicate purpose, clearly articulate value and are able to articulate how this purpose and value will be realized for customers, shareholders, employees, and society.
However, a significant gap still exists in the ability for leaders to architect an environment that allows their people to bring these things to life. Understanding hierarchy, networks, membership, teaming, responsibility and measurement will enable this organizational transformation in a data driven, scientifically supported way, to make work more fun and more meaningful for all humans.
My work includes optimizing vertical and horizontal structures and corresponding decision-making to drive accountability through clarity in role and in interactions. I do this with CEO’s at the enterprise level, determining the right executive team structure and governance to deliver on their purpose. I do this with CXO’s – be it IT, Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing/Sales, Cyber, Legal, or HR – to design the right size, shape, decisions, interactions, and focus.
On a personal level, I “Live Aloha” in San Diego with my husband, three kids, and two dogs. Prior to joining EY I obtained my Doctorate in Industrial Psychology – my dissertation was entitled, “How to Have Fun at Work”.
After graduate school, I joined a big firm and grew their organization design practice from inception to the largest in the world. My views have been shaped by two decades of high-level experience with regards to changing organizations for the better.