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Dealing With The Challenges Of Rapid Organizational Growth

It’s easy to dismiss rapid agency growth as “a good problem to have”, but in reality it comes with a barrage of high-stress, sink-or-swim challenges that can bring any team to its knees. From folks wearing too many hats and team burnout to outdated documentation and misalignment between departments, growing pains are truly trial by fire.

So what are the factors that allow some agencies to succeed in the face of rapid change while others crumble?

Tune in to watch our first ever Live Consulting event, featuring Michelle Annett (Senior Vice President of Strategy & Creative Development at Scorpion) and Brian Kessman (Founder and Principal Consultant of Lodestar Agency Consulting).

In this session, Michelle shares the trials, tribulations, successes, and residual challenges of her agency’s growth spurt, with Brian interpreting and diagnosing her experience in real time using his expertise in designing agency operating models.

Then we all put our heads together to come up with solutions for some of the challenges that have yet to be solved.

This is a unique opportunity to watch two seasoned agency veterans find the root causes of acute growing pains and paint a picture of an organization’s future op model. Think of it as a primer in organizational design chock full of forward-thinking ideas that you can bring to your organization.


Galen Low

Galen is a digital project manager with over 10 years of experience shaping and delivering human-centered digital transformation initiatives in government, healthcare, transit, and retail. He is a digital project management nerd, a cultivator of highly collaborative teams, and an impulsive sharer of knowledge. He's also the co-founder of The Digital Project Manager and host of The DPM Podcast.

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