Creating a space to grow.
Our consultants at Revel Consulting needed a way to feel excited about their work because it’s about something more than billable hours.
The Revel Foundry was forged on the concept that everything needs space to grow. A team of Revelers (it’s what the associates at Revel Consulting call themselves), including myself, set out to create a space where we could come together to experiment, find inspiration and forge new solutions.
The result was a multi-faceted experience which started internally, and then was launched as a top-tier client offering under Revel’s Strategy & Insights arm.
The approach consisted of three main objectives: Change culture, come together and inspire others.
We started with establishing shared principles and shifted the core culture of Revel’s consultants to embody a more creative, design thinking approach to their client engagements. To enable Revelers to do this we established a learning and development plan dubbed “My Revel Journey.” It helped Revelers find goals they could be passionate about. Then we gave them $2,000 a year for Education and Education—or Ed/Ex. Revelers could use this on anything they wanted from bartending and screenprinting classes to ski lessons and yoga, or language courses and PMP certifications.
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Revel’s consultants often worked on client site. We needed a way for Revelers to come home to Revel HQ and feel connected to the culture. Regular workshops facilitated at Revel HQ became the physical space to come together to learn approaches and skills to apply to their work through the lens of design thinking.
Developing each workshop required brainstorming unique formats, designing workbooks with properly timed activities, and producing takeaway educational material to support the key points of the workshop. The workshops created connections between consultants on different projects and allowed them to feel safe in stepping outside of our comfort zones to reach our true potential.
The format was so successful it expanded into ideation workshops with clients using the power of many consultant alongside clients to rapidly generate solutions in a time boxed format.
When possible we liked to show instead of tell. But, not everyone could make it to the physical gatherings of our workshops. I created an online space to openly share our knowledge and approach. This included blueprints of the workshops, insights and market research, and links of interesting reads we’d been using for our own inspiration.
The website distributed knowledge company wide and was a home for content marketing used to fuel business development, social media channels, insights eNewsletters and recruiting efforts.
ESTABLISHED FALL 2013
The Revel Foundry was an in-house initiative while I was an Associate on the Strategy & Insights team at Revel Consulting—A business management consulting firm based in Kirkland, Wash.