XPLANE's Games for Change Presentation at the 2016 ACMP Conference

07-07-2016 | Stephanie Gioia | News
See Director of Consulting Stephanie Gioia and Consultant Nina Narelle lead a workshop on Games for Change at the 2016 Association of Change Management Professionals global conference. In 28 minutes you will learn the basics of how XPLANE uses games to activate strategy inside organizations, including:
1. Why games are effective for change
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Pop-Up XPLANE Recap: Our Design Thinking Discussion, Visualized

06-27-2016 | Lauren Gantner | News
For our third night of our Pop-Up XPLANE adventure in Detroit, we hosted a panel of brainiacs at DC3 to discuss their worlds of design. Our Creative D
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Consultant Matt Morasky talks Visual Thinking on the HOW Design Live Podcast

06-16-2016 | Lauren Gantner | News

In the latest HOW Design Live podcast episode, host Ilise Benun talks with our very own consultant Matt Morasky about what it means to be a "business design consultant", the power behind visual thinking, and how designers can have more impact by using visual thinking to work on a higher strategic level in business. (Hint: It involves drawing with clients.)

Listen in!



Read more of what Matt has to say about design in business:
The Art of Opportunity
Design Thinking vs Visual Thinking

Learn more about the HOW Design Live podcast here.

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Katie Augsburger Discusses Millennials in the Workplace on the Biz503 Podcast

06-14-2016 | Lauren Gantner | News

Senior Manager of Employee Experience Katie Augsburger joined Mark Grimes and Mike Rogoway on-air on Portland Radio Project's Biz503 podcast last week. Joined by a few local coaches, instructors, mentors, and managers, the group discussed what millennials need in the workplace and how they are shaping the future of the way we work.

Learn more about the Biz503 Millenials in the Workplace podcast on the Portland Radio Project website. Listen in to Katie's episode below.

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What Books Shape the Way You Work?

05-25-2016 | Stephanie Gioia | News
We recently asked the XPLANE studio, "What books most shape the way you work?" and rather than sharing a boring, bullet-pointed list, our asso
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XPLANE Ranked #10 Best Workplaces For Consulting and Professional Services

05-19-2016 | Katie Augsburger | News

XPLANE is proud to be recognized yet again as a great place to work!

Last week, FORTUNE announced that XPLANE has been ranked the #10 Best Place to Work for Consulting and Professional Services in the U.S.  Check out their article on FORTUNE.com to read why our supportive and fearless team (and our amazingly cozy hoodies) sets us apart.

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XPLANE Guides New Seasons Market Through Their Strategic Vision

04-21-2016 | Stephanie Gioia | News


When XPLANE started working with New Seasons Market, a fast-growing west coast grocer and B-corp success story, their strong identity was trapped in a tangle of what we call navigational statements: mission, values, secret sauce, pillars, strategic initiatives, etc. While guiding New Seasons through their 2015 strategic visioning, we took the opportunity to clarify and simplify these proclamations—all of which were true but together were redundant and confusing. It sounds fancy, but after a one-day simplification analysis we could see a way to elevate what is true about New Seasons and sweep away all the noise that was obscuring that truth. The leadership team and staff were so happy with the resulting visual that we surprised them with a woodcut installation for their corporate headquarters. From the looks on their faces, it's clear this has been a great partnership.






Thanks, New Seasons!

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Four Steps to Implement a Sustainability Team at Your Office

04-21-2016 | Ryan Brown | News
This fall we officially launched BAT, XPLANE’s Betterment Action Team. BAT’s cross-functional team was formed to enact more environmentally con
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Director of Consulting Steph Gioia on Rosenfeld Media Podcast

04-14-2016 | Lauren Gantner | News

This week, our Director of Consulting Stephanie Gioia chatted with Lou Rosenfeld about the magic behind XPLANE and our involvement with the upcoming Enterprise UX Conference.

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Interview with Denise Paine, New Vice President of Accounts

04-13-2016 | Lauren Gantner | News
FIVE FUN FACTS: 1.  I’m an award winning cartoonist 2.  I was an Intelligence Officer in the Army 3.  I used to barrel race horses,
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