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August 2017

Plaster Group Book Club – Getting Naked, a Business Fable

by Mike Fernandez, Sr. Business Intelligence Consultant Book Overview In “Getting Naked”, Patrick Lencioni presents a consulting approach that maximizes value to the client while emphasizing the role of a consultant as a true servant to the client company. He does this by relating a story of how Jack, a senior consultant at Kendrick and Black (K&B), is pushed into a completely different company culture at K&H’s recently acquired company Lighthouse Partners (Lighthouse).  Jack has had a somewhat adversarial relationship with Lighthouse in the past and he is not initially interested in learning about or applying their methods.

Plaster Group’s First Volunteer Day!

One of the most popular suggestions to improve our workplace environment on last year’s employee satisfaction survey? That Plaster Group should volunteer our time somewhere as a team. So we took our consultants up on their suggestion and did just that. Did you know 1 in 5 Washingtonians relies on their local food bank? This Saturday, Plaster Group consultants and their families were warmly welcomed by Northwest Harvest, the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington. With a network of 375 food banks, Northwest Harvest is able to feed a family of three a nutritional meal with only 67 cents due to the work provided by volunteers. We had a great time getting a mountain of beans packaged through coordination and teamwork!

Plaster Group is one of Washington’s Best Places to Work!

Plaster Group has been a finalist on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s WA Best Places to Work three times, and last Thursday we were recognized as the second best medium-sized company to work for in Washington. We are very proud of this distinction as we consistently seek to serve our Consultants, our Clients, and the Community. Read more about why we are one Washington’s Best Places to Work here!