outsource, human capital, human resources,

Do You Outsource?

Written by Alex Jimenez Outsourcing models are not revolutionary. Organizations have been outsourcing essential functions and roles for decades, and in most organizations, there is always...

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The Decision-Making Conundrum | Mekanic

The Decision-Making Conundrum

Written by Alex Jimenez   One of the great challenges leaders encounter is a lack of decision making across their teams. You will always have people in...

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Doomed by Logo Lust | Mekanic

Doomed by Logo Lust

Written by Erik Hansen     The big challenges brands are facing right now are tricky to solve. The reality is that a logo is only one part of...

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Closed Door Leadership

Closed Door Leadership

Written by Alex Jimenez   Leadership.  That one word can elicit hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands of different reactions—both positive and negative.  Leaders need a broad...

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Slowing Down to Speed Up | Mekanic

Slowing Down to Speed Up

Written by Alex Jimenez   Process. Best practices. Documentation. I bet these terms get floated around in your environment on a regular basis (and if not, you may...

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The Grass is Not Always Greener | Mekanic

The Grass is Not Always Greener

Written by Alex Jimenez   In a world where we are constantly overwhelmed with shiny new things on what seems to be a minute-by-minute basis, this adage applies...

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NEWS: Mekanic Means Business with Strategic Additions | Mekanic

NEWS: Mekanic Means Business with Strategic Additions

New partner guides clients through growth and change   Contact: Erik Hansen Tel.: (703) 647-9884 Email: erik@mekanicbrands.com Website: mekanicbrands.com   ALEXANDRIA, VA, September 25th—Creative brand consultancy Mekanic welcomes seasoned strategist Alex Jimenez...

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Destroy to Create | Mekanic

Destroy to Create

Written by Adrian Parsons   When you introduce an idea in a first draft, you find an esprit de corps with that idea. From incubation to publishing,...

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Finding Why | Mekanic

Finding Why

Written by Erik Hansen   Business is brand and brand is business. The reality: A brand is a living, breathing organism, and every aspect of the business...

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What's in a name? | Mekanic

What’s in a name?

Written by Kate Burgman   As part of Mekanic’s Brand Kamp workshops, we help name new businesses and ventures, or help rename those that are already established...

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Mekanic Without a Woman? | Mekanic

Mekanic Without a Woman?

Written by Kate Burgman   As a person who reads things on the Internet, you may already know that March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day...

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Tribal Hiring | Mekanic

Tribal Hiring

Written by Erik Hansen   Building a great team isn’t easy – it’s hard as hell in any business. No matter what industry, finding the right talent...

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Where A Shop-hater Shops | Mekanic

Where A Shop-hater Shops

Written by Katie Hansen   Somewhere along the way I transitioned from a mall rat maven to a shopping center cynic. I’m sure it happened organically with some...

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Does Your Conference Brand Have Balls? | Mekanic

Does Your Conference Brand Have Balls?

Written by Katie Hansen   Conferences present a ball pit of topics, products, programs, services, speakers, communities, sponsors, campaigns and themes. When exposed to independently, these parts don’t...

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