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Business Change Management

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Games: Building Engagement Into The District Budgeting Process

On Aug 5, 2014 11:05:52 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrew Simon, Change Management

Why Games are Important: Most people realize that the yearly school budget process is serious work. Too often, there is too little money, too many funding requirements and more demand than available funds. Fortunately, one very successful and productive way to facilitate, improve and move the budget process along is the use of games. The literature on games suggests that meaningful play and/or serious games add significant value to many decision-making processes, including budgeting.

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Too Many Choices Can Cause Healthcare Consumer Paralysis, Says Andrea Simon In Recent Becker's Article

On Jul 7, 2014 11:09:38 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Healthcare, Andrea Simon, Trends From The Trenches

Simon Associates Management Consultants, the consulting firm founded by Andrea Simon, Ph.D., recently conducted original research to learn more about healthcare consumers' concerns during this time of enormous change in the industry. Dr. Simon turned her findings, with broad implications for both healthcare consumers and providers, into a very timely article, "The Paradox of Choice: When Too Many Options, Too Little Information Cause Healthcare Consumer Paralysis," recently published by Becker's Hospital Review.

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Too Many Choices Can Cause Healthcare Consumer Paralysis, Says Andrea Simon In Recent Becker's Article

On Jul 7, 2014 11:09:38 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Healthcare, Andrea Simon, Emerging Trends

Simon Associates Management Consultants, the consulting firm founded by Andrea Simon, Ph.D., recently conducted original research to learn more about healthcare consumers' concerns during this time of enormous change in the industry. Dr. Simon turned her findings, with broad implications for both healthcare consumers and providers, into a very timely article, "The Paradox of Choice: When Too Many Options, Too Little Information Cause Healthcare Consumer Paralysis," recently published by Becker's Hospital Review.

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Andrea Simon And Carmen Effron To Be Featured Speakers At June 10th AIBTM "Knowledge Program"

On Jun 2, 2014 1:25:48 PM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrea Simon, Carmen Effron, Change Management, Igniting Change

June 10th, 2014 in Orlando, Florida, Andrea Simon, Ph.D., founder and President of Simon Associates Management Consultants and Carmen Effron, founder and President of CF Effron Company LLC and Effron Burke Associates LLC, will be featured speakers at the Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings (AIBTM) three-day "Knowledge Program," part of its "Be Inspired By Knowledge" series. Presented by experienced industry leaders, AIBTM's Knowledge Program provides meeting professionals with innovative, forward-looking solutions to support their business objectives and further their professional careers.

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Andrea Simon Hosted Fourth “Trends From The Trenches” Webinar,Sharing Practical Tips And Innovative Ideas For Positive Results

On Feb 3, 2014 10:45:59 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Healthcare, Andrea Simon

Many people in the healthcare arena have used the word “innovation” countless times, highlighting just how necessary it is for progress. But when it comes down to actually implementing truly innovative plans, many professionals don’t know how to transform promising concepts into concrete, productive changes to their culture and their overall operating principles.

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Independent Banker Publishes Andrea Simon’s Article Examining What Future Bank Customers Really Want

On Jan 17, 2014 10:56:38 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrea Simon, Emerging Trends, Change Management, Financial Services

If younger Gen X and Gen Y consumers could create their own “bank of the future” time machine to help guide them through their increasingly complex financial decisions, what would they create? How would that differ from bankers’ ideas? More technology? More mobile apps? More integrated asset management?

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What Gen-X And Gen-Y Really Think About Banks

On Nov 19, 2013 11:06:08 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrea Simon, Business Anthropology, Emerging Trends, Change Management, Financial Services

If Gen-X and Gen-Y consumers could create their own “bank of the future,” what would they create? And how would that differ from what banks think?

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How Healthcare Leaders Can Deal With Fear, Uncertainty And Greed

On Nov 12, 2013 11:11:26 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrea Simon, Igniting Change

In my last blog post for FierceHealthcare, I urged readers to avoid letting the FUGs—fear, uncertainty and greed—get them down. That’s easier said than done, as the FUGs seem to come part and parcel with healthcare reform changes.

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Fierce Healthcare Publishes Andrea Simon Article On How Healthcare Leaders Can Overcome the FUGs

On Oct 30, 2013 12:16:03 PM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Healthcare, Andrea Simon

In today’s issue of FierceHealthcare, Dr. Andrea Simon’s latest article, “How healthcare leaders can deal with fear, uncertainty and greed,” is prominently featured. Drawing on her experience as an anthropologist and founder/principle of Simon Associates Marketing Consultants, Dr. Simon examines the ways in which today’s hospitals and other healthcare institutions need to uncover and then implement innovation if they are to avoid the FUGs—fear, uncertainty and greed. The best path to innovative thinking? Playing games.

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The Financial Brand Unveils Andrea Simon’s Article “What Gen-X And Gen-Y Really Think About Banks”

On Sep 10, 2013 11:14:54 AM

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Categories: Innovation Games, Andrea Simon, Business Anthropology, Emerging Trends, Change Management, Financial Services

What Gen-X And Gen-Y Really Think About Banks,” a groundbreaking article by Andrea Simon, Ph.D., principal and founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), was published today by The Financial Brand. A business anthropologist, Dr. Simon specializes in helping companies that want or need to change. Excerpts from the article are included below.

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