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

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion at The Clearing

Blog, Culture
By Sama Goldstein and Hans Manzke

A diverse and inclusive workplace is an empowering and impact-driven workplace where individuals can strive toward becoming the best version of themselves. At The Clearing, we believe that our teams can and should reflect a wide range of demographics, and must, at minimum, reflect the diverse demographic and cultural fabric of the community of clients […]

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How to Maximize Your Organization’s Strategic Planning Process

Blog, Business
By Regina Perkins

Strategic planning is a fundamental necessity for sustained growth in both public and private institutions. But historically, it was a cyclical process. All too often, the process of strategic planning entailed a group of managers locking themselves in a room to draft a detailed and overly ambitious document that outlined a 5-10-year plan, which was […]

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What You Consider a Whisper May Land Like a Shout–Instead, Get Curious

Blog, Leadership
By Tara Carcillo

The gift of leading from the top of an organization is perspective. As President of The Clearing, I am granted access to a material amount of information, which is often presented in conjunction with other leaders’ insight. This enables me, and other senior leaders like me, to combine information with insight and the context essential […]

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First Steps to Developing a Shared Services Strategy

Blog, Shared Services
By Erin Sherman

What is shared services–and how can I get started with leveraging a shared-services business model in my organization? If you are asking yourself these questions, you are not alone. At The Clearing, we work with leaders who struggle to determine whether shared services would benefit their organization, and, if so, how to realize those benefits. […]

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Four Shared Services Myths Impacting Government Efficiency

Blog, Shared Services
By Stephen Woodring

The concept of shared services has garnered a lot of attention recently by appearing in executive orders, mandates, and legislation issued by the current and previous administrations. However, this idea still causes apprehension throughout the government, and concerns about the impact of shared services on effectiveness persist across government agencies. Although the transition to the […]

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The Future of Workplace Transformation Relies on Employee Engagement

Blog, Workplace
By Tara Carcillo

Last month, I participated on a workplace conference panel to discuss change management and workplace transformation. At The Clearing, we believe change management is a necessary component of successfully undergoing workplace initiatives, but at the conference it became apparent that this is still a relatively new concept. “Wait, this is a service?” and “How does […]

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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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