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Alexis Gonzales-Black

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Alexis is the Org Design Practice Lead for August Public Inc. She is an expert in org design, change management, and the future of work. In her career, she has worked with some of the world's most admired companies to design and implement new ways of working that are more agile, equitable, and participatory. Before becoming a Partner at August Public, she was the Org Design Lead at and a Design Lead at IDEO. She is also a former high school science teacher and policymaker. Her book, The New School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive Schools, was published by Corwin Press in 2018. Alexis's work has been widely covered in the media, and she enjoys speaking at national conferences. She's been featured at SXSWEdu, Culture First, Culturati, and the Responsive Conference among others.
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7 ways to change systems: Applying a systems lens to organizational transformation

When I’m stuck on a big, messy change problem, I find myself returning to Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows over and over again. The way she...

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Four Reasons to Consider In-Person Gatherings

The pandemic has taught us that we don't need to default to in person for every activity. Heeding quarantine orders, people set up shop at home and...

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3 ways to make decision making your competitive advantage

I have to be honest. I've been struggling with decision-making fatigue. Many decisions that I had on autopilot, like taking my kids to daycare,...

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How to Make Better Decisions in Two Simple Steps

Decision-making has become a priority for many companies. Especially in remote working conditions, learning how to come together to make...

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Your Engagement Survey Results Have Exposed Some Issues – Here’s What To Do Next

Recently we visited an engagement survey company, and as they walked us through their dashboard, with its infinite ways to view results and analyze...

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Your Business Advice is Dripping with Privilege

First, you need to know that I was really trying to listen and learn.  I don’t go looking for advice simply to point out what’s wrong with it - I’m a...

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