At Menlo, it's our team that sets us apart. As a consulting company, we strive to provide a great design and end product. However, if all we did was develop a great user interface, we'd consider that a failure. Our greatest successes are clients who have implemented new problem solving strategies in their own organizations, based on the innovative and collaborative culture they've experienced at Menlo.
What's the secret to Menlo's influential culture? The first step is to ensure that we have the right people on our team. Above and beyond the specific skill sets and experiences someone might bring, we look at kindergarten skills. Do you play well with others? Are you curious?
From there, team members enter an environment where constant learning and mentoring pervade all we do. To achieve this we must connect with and influence those around us. Simply stating "I'm right, do it this way" won't cut it at Menlo.
Our clients aren't "told" what to do. Through problem solving together, clients both see and experience firsthand the effectiveness of Menlo's processes. Those who have personally worked through a challenge here are much more apt to adopt what they've learned, than those who only hear about it. This perspective looks towards long term success, as opposed to a short-sighted view of the present alone.
In the end, the secret to our culture comes down to leadership. The best type of leadership is that which helps those around you produce better results than they would on their own. It's not about hierarchy or authority. We want to develop leaders within Menlo who think about how to leverage their skills and experiences to support those around them. We acknowledge that we all have room to grow in this area, but are committed to continuous improvement. This is what team, innovation, and collaboration are all about.