Drawing upon SEI’s EPIC model, collaboration is a key element that helps SEI consultants make an impact at a new client. Valerie Williams relays her experience of how collaboration makes the difference.
Last May, fourteen SEI’ers, brought the same grit and determination that makes them successful consultants, to run a relay race from south of Boston to Cape Cod. In this blog, consultant Kathy Wilder details the experience and how SEI’ers support each other in every endeavor.
Consultant Andrea Metz has been serving others through mission work in communities across the United States and internationally in Mexico, Africa, and along the Amazon River of Brazil. Each mission trip is unique and offers many impactful opportunities to serve others. In this blog, Andrea discusses her passion for serving others and why that makes all the difference in her career at SEI.
Crossing the Grand Canyon in less than a day is a daunting goal. In this blog, Andrea Metz shares the story of how 9 SEI’ers from across our offices came together to accomplish the seemingly impossible goal of completing the “Rim-to-Rim” hike in Grand Canyon National Park, making this bucket list item a reality for these consultants.
In August, a group of seven SEI consultants will once again step up to the challenge and cycle 190 miles over 2 days across the state of Massachusetts. This event, The Pan Mass Challenge, raises money for life saving cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Recently, my wife and I discussed a question her manager had posed to all his direct reports: “Who’s your ‘who’?” In other words, “Who’s that person or people that comes to mind when you ask yourself ‘Why do I do this?'” In our conversation, both mine and my wife’s answer were simultaneous, unanimous, and I imagine common for many individuals: it was each other and our children.
Problem-solving through collaboration is powerful and works especially well when you have the right tools and channels to make it happen. I was recently reminded of just how powerful collaboration at SEI can be when our team was confronted with a complicated problem. A few months ago, an SEI client in Boston approached one of my colleagues to help overhaul a struggling Business Intelligence (BI) program in order to more effectively manage their data. This is not uncommon, as data volume, variety and variability can make data management seem truly daunting.