Research and Insights Archive

Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

Michael Arena

Michael Arena

Michael Arena Ph.D. is the Dean of the Crowell School of Business at Biola University. He is also the chief science officer and co-founder of the Connected Commons, a research consortium that brings together business and academic thought leaders to develop and apply...

Anne Soash

Anne Soash

Anne Soash is an accomplished, results-driven compensation leader with 20+ years of cross-functional experience serving as a strategic business partner in delivering operational improvements, compensation strategies, and sales incentive expertise across high-profile,...

Marcie Murakami

Marcie Murakami

Marcie leads Operations at CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest US CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. In this role, she is responsible for developing DEI programs, offerings and resources designed...

Beibei Li

Beibei Li

Beibei Li MISO Energy Caregiver ERG Co-Founder | Caregiver Advocate I manage a team that performs strategic assessment based on trends and drivers for the Electricity Energy industry. Beyond my professional life, I’m also a member of the “sandwich generation”,...

Christophe Beck

Christophe Beck

Christophe Beck is chairman and chief executive officer of Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and the resources vital to life. He guides Ecolab’s 47,000 associates as they provide unique...

Heather Ainsworth

Heather Ainsworth

Heather has been on the front lines of building caregiver-friendly workplaces for 20 years, working with clients from Fortune 100 to start-ups. She has built some of the largest child care businesses in the U.S, including KinderCare and AuPairCare, co-founded an...

Edward Yen

Edward Yen

Edward Yen, best known as Eddie, currently works as the Assistant Executive Officer at the Executive Office (EO) that oversees the administration of the Board of Supervisors. The Executive Office manages technology, staffing, procurement and facilities, as well as the...

Dara Smith

Dara Smith

Ms. Smith has been in public service for the County of Los Angeles for over 24 years, working her way through various audit, budget, employee relations, human resources, and operational positions. As Director, she oversees the Legal, Exemptions, Assessment, and Public...

Ivan H. Lee

Ivan H. Lee

Ivan Lee (he/him) has been creating business transformation and social impact for 15+ years at companies like Apple and T-Mobile. He's led interdisciplinary teams in corporate social responsibility, environmental social governance, learning and organizational...

Nichole J. Thompson

Nichole J. Thompson

NICHOLE J. THOMPSON is a SVP and Diversity & Inclusion Manager, partnering with the Head of Global Employee Networks to drive the end-to-end strategy of Bank of America’s 11 Employee Networks (EN) with more than 110,000+ members and allies. In this capacity,...

Kelsie Colley

Kelsie Colley

Kelsie (she/her) is an Industrial Organizational Psychologist, ABD. As the People Research Consultant at Zoom and the global lead of Neurodiversity at Zoom Affinity Group, she's on a relentless quest to bring the scientist-practitioner model to life. Kelsie leverages...

Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Jim has 30 years of experience working and leading in purpose-driven consulting organizations. Jim now works with leaders to develop and hone their inclusion skills, while helping their organizations make sure their work sticks at a systemic level. He facilitates,...