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Project Feature: Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is often viewed as a burdensome process generally reserved for those at the top of an organization. When performed effectively however, it can be an engaging activity  helping bring team members together, through a collaborative process to discover team priorities and align the team on its objectives.  In a recent Talent Bridge project

Strategic Planning

When you ask the typical small to medium size business owner what they do for strategic planning, the typical response is usually something on the order of “yeah, I’m just trying to make payroll, we can't find the time all of our schedules to develop a detailed plan” or “well...we have a business plan but

Sheny Puspita

Sheny Puspita Research Associate Sheny Puspita is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy with an emphasis on international economic development. Sheny earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Indonesia. As a policy analyst for more than seven years of

Seung Tai Kim

Seung-Tai Kim Research Associate Steven (Seung-Tai) Kim is a Master of Management candidate at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a concentration in Data Analytics and Business Strategy. Previously, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. As part of the First Customer Program

Jacob Quinn

Jacob Quinn Research Associate Jacob Quinn is an incoming junior in the College of Engineering studying electrical engineering.  He is incredibly passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability, and fascinated by the intersection of technical knowledge and creativity.

Hayley Vassallo

Hayley Vassallo Research Associate Hayley is a junior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Strategy.  She began working at the Economic Growth Institute as a Research Associate for the First Customer Program (FCP) in May 2019. She enjoys being able to see how the First Customer

Lauren de Vries

Lauren de Vries Research Associate Lauren de Vries is a Research Associate at the Economic Growth Institute. She has worked with a variety of different programs at the institute including the Defense Manufacturing & Cyber Assistance Programs and Talent Bridge. Lauren started working for the Economic Growth Institute in June