In 2013, we expanded The Gunter Group, opening a second office in Bend, OR. Bend’s thriving economy is home to long-established companies and start-ups alike. Dedicated to helping companies of all sizes solve their most challenging business problems, our Bend team represents our full range of services including program leadership, business analysis, and change management, along with deep knowledge and experience in business intelligence and data analysis. Whether supporting a single initiative or delivering comprehensive strategy and execution, we partner with Bend’s business leaders to act decisively and drive innovation. We are deeply committed to helping traditional businesses navigate rapid change while staying true to their core values.
CAREERS IN CONSULTING: A RECAPBy Catherine Parkay | Company Updates
Last week, The Gunter Group joined a panel of management consultants to speak to a group of Portland State University business students. We owe much of our success to the encouragement of mentors over the years, so we welcome any chance to pay it forward. The future business leaders and problem solvers we met at PSU represented an impressive and thoughtful group of engaged and motivated students. For those unable to attend, we wanted to capture some of the themes and advice from the panel and invite ongoing discussion with anyone considering a career in consulting.
CELEBRATING OUR VETERANSBy Catherine Parkay | Company Updates
Veteran’s Day at The Gunter Group is pretty special. You see, 16% of our current employees are veterans so odds are good we have a front row seat for the incredible skills and experience they bring to their work as management consultants. When we say, “Thank you for your service,” to our friends and colleagues, we could just as easily be referencing their most recent success with a client or how they stepped up to lend a hand with our last project.
THE WORLD NEEDS GOOD CHANGE MANAGERSBy Stephen Bacon and Josh Bathon | People, Services
Change management is the study of human behavior. Human beings hate change, yet change is unavoidable. As professionals in change management, we bring a people-centered approach to our work. This is undeniably good for business, as evidenced by a flourishing market of change management consultants and frameworks.
THE ADVENTURES OF A GENERALISTBy Josh Bathon | Company Updates
At TGG, we’re generalists. Our consultants come from different backgrounds: some come from healthcare or finance, others come straight from the military or academia. Every consultant at TGG has a unique background, and we bring these backgrounds to our work, no matter the client or industry.
SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIPBy Ashleigh Gunter | People
Our understanding of leadership must continually evolve to remain relevant and impactful in today’s business climate. One method of leadership that develops an ability to meet the ever-changing needs of an organization and its employees is called Situational Leadership.
EXCAVATING DATABy Kayla Wopschall | Services, Technology
Archeologists seek to understand human behavior through stuff – physical stuff. These artifacts of human existence are often ravaged by time, leaving the subtlest of clues for us to examine. Without context, archaeologists piece together the puzzle and hypothesize why humans of the past made certain decisions and how they interacted with each other and their environment.