Tom Davenport, a visiting professor of business at Harvard contacted us last summer about a new book he's finishing: Keeping Up with the Quants. The book will be an accessible review of when and how to use quantitative analysis to help improve your decision making. We read the book and made suggestions as to where topics could be better understood through the use of visual communications. Since visualizing data is a key recommendation for improved decision making, we felt it was important to make Read more
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people.
Recently we helped Mercer develop a presentation for an integrated, cloud-based service offer to share at a consulting technology seminar. Here is their starting point followed by options sketched and presented to convey the major benefits of integrating services in one easy-to-access portal.
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There are times when several choices are available for consideration, and the choices can be made along various criteria. Different options like service level, cost, features can all conspire to make a clear choice difficult. In those instances a visual representation can be very helpful.
Here's a great example from Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consulting firms. We explored several options for the Mercer Workforce Insight Network, or Mercer WIN. This software product is accessible online Read more
Research from Dartmouth and Georgia State suggests graphs are more likely to change stubborn minds than text alone. The research looked into why, when the facts prove reality, people will still reject the truth when it differs from their tightly held beliefs. Can graphs help change their minds? Yes!
The editor at Fast Company goes on to suggest that if you are willing to lie and represent a falsehood visually people will believe that as well. True, but not the intent of the originally researchers. Read more