What to look for in a consultant

In my time with Simplicity, I’ve met with hundreds of clients. I’ve heard their business...

Communicate with sensitivity in a global workplace

With the increase in virtual teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thoughtful communication is...

AI & its role in narrowing opportunity gaps in a post-COVID-19 world

Together, we are all navigating an uncertain path toward economic recovery as governments around...

Overcome workplace communication challenges: a 2-part training series

I was thrilled to help organize a two-part training series to 1) help leaders break through...

What virtual events can learn from late night

On Friday, February 28, I was knee-deep in Microsoft Research’s largest event of the year,...

[Virtual] remote work real-talk

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been struggling at some level to adjust to this new...

Storytelling in the real world: How case studies connect technology, people & sales results

When I left the world of creative and academic writing for technical marketing work, I vowed to...

Staying connected while staying apart

 

One of my favorite coronavirus Tweets so far reminds us to be gentle with ourselves in these ...

5 tips for staying productive (and sane!) while adjusting to remote work

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn.  

A few months ago, I shared ...

Women.Co:The 5 COs of successful women-owned businesses

When I started out as a business owner, I wasn’t thinking about being women-owned—I was focused...

Interview tips & tricks

This content was repurposed from a presentation that Markelle gave earlier this year to the ...

Taking ACTION with Women in Cloud

The morning of the Women in Cloud Summit, Chaitra Vedullapalli, architect of the Women in Cloud...

Prepare for WA's paid family-leave benefits

Download our Leave of Absence Coverage Playbook

As of January 1, Washington state employees can...

3 ways to increase your team's diversity

Is your company feeling a little homogenous? You’re not alone. 71 percent of companies want an...

Start the new decade right: Invest in your personal brand

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn.  

It could be anywhere—at a...

FFA x Simplicity: Sponsorship in action

2019 was transformational for the Female Founders Alliance (FFA).

The organization tripled its...

I'm a marketing leader & a millennial mom. Want me to work for you? Give me flexibility.

This post was originally published by Stephanie Chacharon on LinkedIn

Two things are true: I...

Work + fulfillment

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn.  

Last week I was privileged...

5 tips for successfully managing remote employees

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn.  

It’s #WorkFromAnywhere Week...

GeekWire Summit 2019

The GeekWire Summit did not disappoint.

We learned. We laughed. We met some of our local heroes....

Tech Impact Awards 2019

We’re honored to receive a Tech Impact Award alongside our region’s top tech leaders like...

Better together: 5 takeaways from TalentConnect 2019

Our heads are still swirling with stats, strategies, and inspiration from TalentConnect. We...

(un)Gala at a glance

Team Simplicity recently attended the UW Bothell School of Business' annual (un)Gala. It was a...

How to bring your event to life with a team of experts

Events are essential to an effective marketing strategy. Nearly 90% of execs plan to grow their...

13 years of Simplicity

Simplicity turns 13 today. 

Our founder and CEO, Lisa Hufford, reflected on where we've been—and...

Daring Woman Lisa Hufford

We love daring women.

We religiously follow Seattle Business magazine's Daring Women series...

Here's why we're supporting FFA

This year, we're funding a pro bono marketing resource for the Female Founders Alliance (FFA). 

...

Building your on-demand team: low-risk and flexible

 “This new structure allows team members to focus on leveraging their unique set of expertise to...

The on-demand workforce: agile, adaptable, accountable

Because businesses increasingly are required to do more with less, companies large and small are...

The SPEED solution: delivering at the speed of digital

 SPEED is about defining your business needs and goals and determining what talent and skills...

The talent shift mindset and project-based approach

 The old “work for one business until you retire” mentality is no longer realistic, even...

New year, new opportunity: embracing the talent shift, are you ready?

In 2018, we can expect even more change and acceleration of pace in workplaces everywhere.

The new work landscape and the digital drive to compete

A lot is happening, and happening fast. The big question: How will companies compete in this new...

Here to stay: the  on-demand workforce and "The fourth industrial revolution"

With pressure on corporations to move fast, drive innovation, control costs, and get results,...

Jumping into the talent pool: every company wants the best

Companies must embrace the reality that the best and brightest most likely won’t want to be on...

Navigating the talent shift in the digital transformation era

Today, companies everywhere are facing what leaders are calling the “Digital...

Why SPEED works: get ready for project-based, on-demand success

The on-demand workplace is here to stay, and it will continue to gain momentum.

Change is the...

Decide: Determine new or continuing project needs

Once your goals are met, it's time to decide if there are new or continuing project needs. 

When...

Evaluate project metrics

The Evaluate phase is critical to ensuring that the work is getting done as agreed upon in the...

Execute: Set & meet expectations

Setting and meeting expectations is key to successful project execution. 

Now that you have...

Plan: Create your project description

 

Now that you've identified what success looks like, it's time to kick off the planning...

Success: Set the foundation for your on-demand team

The first step of creating an on-demand team using the proven SPEED methodology is Success. 

...