Insights, Ideas, and Inspiration from the minds of The Clearing’s passionate experts.

How to Turn Failure into an Asset

Blog, Leadership
By Tara Carcillo

My father has often reminded me that I, “cannot change the past, so just move on.” In principle, I agree… and yet, the past can have a real grip on me, and on the leaders I have the privilege of working with across the country. This is visible when team members feel compelled to recount […]

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IT Mod Trailblazers: Insights from Leaders Undergoing Transformation

Blog, Leadership
By Yasmeen Burns and Alyssa Smith

What is IT Modernization, or IT Mod? Why are government agencies and other organizations investing so much time and energy into it? How do I get started on IT Mod efforts? These are just some of the questions we hear from leaders embarking on the journey to update their outdated legacy business software and systems. […]

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Driving Your Desired Culture through Workplace Design

Blog, Culture, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

Interested in changing or influencing your organizational culture, but unsure of where to begin? You’re not alone. We often hear from leaders just like you who are not clear on how to get started, but there is a way you can begin taking small steps to positively transform your culture today. Through our work at […]

Two Best Practices to Maximize Shared Services Efforts

Blog, Business
By Erin Sherman

A key component of the Shared Services business model that is often overlooked is the mentality that accompanies the act of sharing. Consider examples of sharing in your personal life, and the inherent benefits of sharing, both to yourself and those with whom we share. You may share a home-cooked dinner with family members to increase efficiency […]

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An Event Recap of Strike the Match: A Culture Conversation

Blog, Culture
By Eliot Johnson

On May 2nd, The Clearing hosted the first in a series of conversations about culture in the workplace. In our inaugural event, Strike the Match, we talked about how to drive a peak performance culture, and challenged the audience to consider two important questions: What are the levers for peak performance, and where is your […]

Four Barriers to Creating Your Desired Workplace Culture (and How to Overcome Them)

Blog, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

“I want my organization to be more collaborative.” “I want to reduce organizational silos and improve performance.” “I want an innovative culture.” “I want people to truly embody our organizational identity and culture in the work they do.” Sound familiar? We hear statements like these a lot from our clients at The Clearing. Often, they […]

The Link between Physical Workplace and Organizational Culture (and Why It’s Important)

Blog, Business, Culture, Workplace
By Rebecca Gaynor

Search for “culture in the workplace” books on Amazon.com, and you will receive over 7,000 results. Culture is a huge topic of interest for anyone passionate about the success of their organization, and at The Clearing, we’ve made culture our business. But why is culture important? Research shows that organizations with “good” cultures outperform their […]

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USAF’s Human-Centric Approach to Problem Solving

Blog
By Travis Wright

The United States Air Force (USAF) has recently made innovative moves under the leadership of Secretary Heather Wilson–taking an outside-the-box approach to solving some of the vexing challenges that the service continues to face. Necessity is often the mother of invention, and service leadership is getting creative in addressing challenges… in some cases, revisiting concepts, […]

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