Research and Insights Archive

Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones

Kim joined PwC over 25 years ago and leads the Talent Strategy and People Experience Center of Expertise for the PwC US/Mexico firm. In this role, she is focused on enhancing the day-to-day People experience across 75,000 partners and employees. She also leads various...

Rob Cross

Rob Cross

For more 20 years, Rob Cross has studied the underlying networks of effective organizations and the collaborative practices of high performers. Working with more than 300 organizations and reaching thousands of leaders from the front line to the C-suite, he has...

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,...