Category: Organizational Development

4 Fun Ways to Welcome a New Employee to Your Organization

By: Michelle Philippon

How do you make a new employee feel welcome on their first day? Although the entire employee onboarding process is important, first impressions can set the stage for how a...

Thanks Giving

By: Mark Frasco

On my first anniversary of employment and every anniversary and major event in my career for over six years, Dan Ruple, the president of Metropolitan Supply, wrote me a personal...

We Got a New Office Layout, and It’s Awesome: Why This is Important

By: Michelle Philippon

On January 2, 2018, the team at COACT Associates arrived to find an entirely new office layout. A brand-new start, a transformation – what better way to capture the spirit...

The Two Things That Make or Break Your Business

By: Michelle Philippon

Like many, I’ve worked for some great and some truly awful companies in my life. It’s a rite of passage as a business professional; you won’t always work for companies...

Technology and Disruptive Trends – Business vs. Disruption

By: Jennifer Nietz

This month’s article was inspired by a recent trip I had to my local Verizon store.  You know the experience: you walk in and are greeted by an employee that...

Where Do We Go From Here…?

By: Jennifer Nietz

On April 20th of this year, I returned from the AA-ISP Leadership Summit in Chicago, where COACT was the proud recipient of the 2017 Culture Award.  While incredibly humbled and excited, I felt...

Intrinsic Motivation

By: Jennifer Nietz

I have new candidates ask me frequently, “What is something you are looking for in your next hire?”  One of my biggest attributes, while very hard to identify, is intrinsic motivation. ...

Channel Your Anxiety

By: Jennifer Nietz

I have grown up with anxiety my entire life; the fear of uncertainty is what it stems from. I like stability and things to happen in a predictable manner.   I...

2017 New Year’s Resolutions – From the Desk of an Executive

By: Jennifer Nietz

I have never been big on resolutions, and I have never really set any personal resolutions for myself.  As I was reflecting on 2016 over the holidays and considering 2017,...

Innovation from Within – Career Pathing

By: Jennifer Nietz

This month’s innovation piece is specifically directed around an important innovation we are bringing to COACT in 2017.  You may have heard of the idea around Career Pathing.  So what...