Echo's Blog

Reaching for Value

As we come to the end of another month I was reminded this morning to update my goals for Echo Consulting goals reporting. Every month we gather our team and review those goals we have met, share insights and status on those not yet completed. This reminded me of the Objective and Key Results goal framework of a great book I read several years ago on business strategy: John Doerr’s book Measure What Matters. Setting goals is both deceptively hard as well as unexpectedly valuable. 

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Team Member Highlight: Charlie Roy

After almost two months of working with Echo Consulting, I feel like I have won the lottery finding this team to grow with. I have spent the past 8 years working what most would consider an “alternate” career path, switching seasonally between managing Ski and Ride Schools at Bolton Valley, Stowe, and most recently, Cannon Mt., and managing my own carpentry business when there was no snow on the ground. Starting at Echo Consulting, working remotely, and spending most of my working day at a desk are major changes to my day-to-day work life. I had a lot of nerves around

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Balancing People, Process, and Technology

Have you ever found yourself wondering : “WHAT is my team is doing?” “WHERE can I find it?” “WHEN it's going to be done?” “WHY do we keep adding more and more tools and I still don't know what's going on?” “Is this the new ‘NORMAL’ because we are growing, COVID, remote work, etc?” “HOW can we grow more and struggle less? These are great questions, and you are not alone in thinking about them. Finding the right BALANCE between flexibility and standardization is hard. Finding the right FIT for People, Process, and Tools that respects your team’s culture, and the needs of your growing business is a constant challenge. Finding the right TIME to address

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Radical transparency and flexibility with accountability.

At Echo Consulting, LLC we believe in radical transparency and flexibility with accountability. What is radical transparency and how do we practice it? 1. All team members are aware of all other team member’s salaries and profit share bonuses. 2. All team member’s goals are shared with the entire team. 3. When a team member is struggling with one of their goals or role expectations, it is shared on our CRAID log as a risk or issue so team members can help and offer support. 4. Company financials are shared with the entire team quarterly and any team member may request a cashflow update at any time. 5. All business development

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