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Gap Analysis

The concept takes me back to my years as an internal consultant at Southern Company where we sometimes issued rfp's and then sat through presentations by consultants interested in the project. My co-worker RB and I knew that always one of the presenters would say gap analysis and when it happened we would casually look at each other but were careful to not smile or laugh at the #consultantspeak. From Wikipedia "gap analysis involves the comparison of actual performance with potential or desired performance" and in my experience is used in the realm of organization behavior. Narrowing the gap is typically the focus of an intervention and is much of the work I do today with clients. Lately I've been thinking about the gap in pay between men and women and what actions are needed to reduce it. It started when I attended the Louisiana … [Read More...]