Our team shares a bright optimism for a future that isn't yet fully known, and we've set out to help the world's difference-makers become the world's wisest decision-makers.
What's in a Name?
The name OnCenter comes from a construction methodology that ensures buildings are made to last. Whether we're focused on your business, people, or products, we "measure twice and cut once," so that you truly enjoy lasting outcomes for your company, teams, and clients.
Our Core Principles
Our four Core Principles guide our work, relationships, and decision-making on a daily basis and are deeply interwoven into our methodologies and embedded within our products and services. It is not enough to post these here on a website and forget they exist.
All people were beautifully created with unique skills, talents and personalities. Our desire is to have a wonderfully diverse workforce, where each team member is able to joyfully pursue their personal calling at work, while thoughtfully ensuring relationships, rest, exercise, and pursuit of personal goals are given just priority. We want to see our relationship with work build (rather than deplete) the wisdom, energy, and creative potential we have to share with the world.
From recruitment and management to working with clients, we thoughtfully seek out, deeply listen to, and fully incorporate diverse voices and perspectives in key decisions that affect the stated and unstated systems, structures, and cultural patterns around us. We seek to understand how a person feels, what matters to them, and their universe of experiences, opinions, biases and motivations. We work to establish trust and safety, so individuals can appropriately take risks and make meaningful contributions at work with their knowledge, skillset, and unique capabilities. We hold the opinions of others in esteem and debate respectfully without arguing or dismissing others.
Our clients deserve tailored solutions that help them deliver products and services that matter and stand the test of time. Unlike traditional approaches to strategy, our methodology leverages the most useful elements of human-centered design, agile principles, and organizational psychology to mobilize workforces to overcome the pace and severity of disruption. At the same time, our approach is deeply practical and grounded in time-tested science, not reliant on the latest fleeting craze. This balance results in lasting solutions that mutually benefit our clients and our own organization over the long-term, because when they win, we win. We’re fiercely competitive, not to win your business, but to be remembered as your most valuable partner.
The dreamers, inventors, and innovators of past and present swim against a current that says, “That can’t be done.” Even the iconic inventor Leonardo da Vinci saw resistance to his work throughout his lifetime, yet he had a hand in the creation of helicopters, cars, and diving equipment. Every single day, individuals and organizations dare to pursue lofty goals and seemingly unrealizable dreams. We wake up everyday asking, “How might we shepherd their endeavors?” Our culture is marked by creativity, curiosity, and possibility. We dare to optimistically dream that our loftiest goals for ourselves, our families, our companies, and the world are truly possible.