Morgan Silvers is an Applied Social Scientist specializing in organizational performance analysis, network analysis, employee engagement, and custom research. In her role, she utilizes survey-based research to help clients use data-driven insights to inform organizational planning and decision-making.
What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?
Prior to McChrystal Group, I worked as a Research Associate at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, where I analyzed qualitative and quantitative data for monitoring applications of federal sentencing guidelines. Before working in the government, I worked as an HR Metrics Analyst at George Mason University, where I analyzed engagement survey results and retention and promotion data and presented findings to decision-making committees.
Why did you join McChrystal Group?
I joined McChrystal Group because I was excited by the opportunity to use data analytics to help companies achieve tangible business results. McChrystal Group is also one of the few companies applying Network Analysis to the business world, so being on the cutting edge of that field was a draw.
What has been your proudest moment at McChrystal Group?
My proudest moment at McChrystal Group was developing an entirely new type of engagement survey and conducting the validation study. I was so excited when the data showed a strong link between our engagement survey results and employees’ intentions to quit because that means the results have direct implications for clients’ business outcomes.
What are your favorite books (besides Team of Teams!)?
Storytelling With Data by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, The Last Kingdom Series by Bernard Cornwell
B.A. The College of William and Mary
M.A. George Mason University
Written Articles/ Materials
Outpacing The Great Resignation: A Guide for Leaders
The Great Resignation is not a short-term phenomenon. We must examine serious solutions for the tectonic shift in the labor market, as the shaking is far from over. Recent research from SHRM and Microsoft has shown that over 2 in 5 (41%) workers say they are actively searching for a new job or plan to in the next few months.
Risk Playbook: Rethinking Risk
It’s imperative that organizations rethink their approach to risk in order to outpace their competition when the next challenge or crisis strikes. When it comes to risk, we must detect the threats in our environment, assess our vulnerabilities, respond to the risk at hand, and learn from the process.
The Great Prioritization
Leaders understand the importance of a healthy organizational network for sharing information but often do not know where to start to build a healthier network. So, how can you improve the health of your team’s networks? Our data found that leaders who clearly articulate their priorities lead to a healthier network because it enables bandwidth to create information-sharing connections between teams.