Jean Egmon
Jean Egmon

ARCHITECTURES OF COLLABORATION
Clinical Professor of Management
Director of Collaborative Practices

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Jean's work focuses on spotting & leveraging interdependencies across value networks. This means synthesizing information and ideas from diverse sources, working with companies to spot the "third angle," i.e., a higher order concept of simple elegance that enables companies to meet multiple needs of multiple stakeholders at once. From there, she works with companies to design strategies and environments to innovate and make decisions that create a pull for participation across the networks.

Applications of this expertise include: uncovering and exploring new market niches; engaging cross-boundary collaboration for invention and innovation; designing new things to be more easily adopted & viral across customers and employees; employing a design method where interdisciplinary teams approach a variety of business questions with a design mindset and iterate with end users; and designing work to be done by networks.

Jean relies heavily on her interdisciplinary background, and that of her team, in cognition, management, and complexity sciences, marketing and literature to develop frameworks, approaches and tools that help business leaders and scientists see the world with a more connective lens and actively build their own capabilities and applications in these areas.

Organizations with which Jean has worked include: Abbott, Accenture, Bank of America, Boeing, Equity Office Properties, Exelon Corporation, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Kraft, Merck, Proctor & Gamble, Raytheon, Unilever, United Airlines & US Intelligence.

Jean's Ed.D. and M.A. are from the University of Illinois in management and cognition. Jean's B.A from Monmouth College is in business administration and English.



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Academic Positions
Clinical Prof of Management; Director Collaborative Practices, (KACI), Architectures of Collaboration Initiative, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2014-present
Executive Director, Ford Center for Global Citzenship Network, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2009-present

Other Professional Experience
CEO, Third Angle, Inc., 2001-present

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