The Question Queen

Inspiring Women Pioneers who Paved the Way

March is Women’s History Month – a subject very close to Echo’s hearts. As a woman owned and lead business, we are aware of the barrier’s women face in the workforce and the gender gap that still very much exists today that we fight to change daily. Statistics from Adeva IT state that as of 2018 women hold only 25% of tech jobs and data from Property Management Institute (PMI) suggest that women currently make up only 20-30% of project management staff worldwide. We also are aware and grateful for the many women who came before us to break down barriers and pave the way for the opportunities we have today. We want to take a moment this March to recognize the many women who have fought to break down the barriers and the women who continue to shatter the glass ceilings.

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Weighing Prioritization Drivers; Choosing the projects of highest impact to your strategic goals.

Analysis paralysis is a struggle all decision makers in organizations can relate to. When so many project requests come in, how do they decide what to say yes to and what to devote an organizations’ limited resources to?  In our last post, we went over the concept of prioritization drivers. Prioritization drivers are target outcomes that align with your organizations overarching strategic objectives. However, it’s important to understand how these goals relate to one another in value and impact. Defining the weight of your drivers and aligning on priorities is a great place to start.  

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Ditch your New Year’s Resolutions for SMART Goals

Studies have shown that approximately 80% of New Year resolutions fail – we’ve all experienced this at some point or another. Who hasn’t created a resolution to give up sweets only to find yourself munching on leftover holiday goodies just a few weeks later? Albert Einstein declared, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” So then why do we make resolutions year after year expecting different results especially when it

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Switching Up the Model to Support Women in the Workplace

As National Women's Small Business month wraps up, it's a time for us to reflect on what it means to be a small women-owned business and the culture and values we strive to provide at Echo Consulting to contribute to the growth of women in business. 

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