On February 20, we closed our computers, put out-of-office messages on our emails, and hosted our first xDay. For a full eight hours, XPLANE designers, program managers, consultants, HR, finance, and even CEO Aric Wood broke away from the regular workday to fully focus on innovation and creation. At the end of the day, over our favorite craft beer, we all came together to discuss our hard work and findings.
Below is a snap shot of what some of the projects we worked on:
Team/Individual: Consulting Team
Goal: Organize previous projects in a reference library
Our consultants joined forces on xDay to create a reference library, showcasing winning examples of our client work. This internal, web-based guide provides a brief overview of successful projects, client goals, and final outcomes for the consulting team to peruse when they are putting together plans for new customers. Not only is this now a great onboarding tool for consultants, but it is also an amazing resource for current XPLANErs to use to generate ideas for our clients. The guide takes our team through the narrative of consulting, allowing us to filter our past work by overall goals, possible deliverables, and client industry.