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WE ARE CURIOUS EXPLORERS, HUMBLE COLLABORATORS, REBEL THINKERS AND MEANINGFUL MAKERS

OUR MOONSHOT

Make the world a vastly better place to work for all people.

WHO WE ARE

Hello! We are so excited you are here.

 

I'm Lisa Morris, the founder of XPLOR. I have the privilege of setting the direction for our team and our work. I describe myself as an inveterate problem solver, equal measures right-brain and left-brain.  I'm an organizational anthropologist, strategist and transformation expert turned designer. Today, my days and dreams are all about design - and channeling its power to make the world a vastly better place to work.

 

Before entrepreneurship, I was a Senior Director at Sparks Grove, a strategy and design firm, leading the Global Employer Brand and Employee Experience Practice while co-leading the Service Design Practice, serving clients like Coca-Cola, Red Hat, Johnson & Johnson, and many other prominent brands. Before Sparks Grove, I spent time with Press Ganey (formerly Morehead Associates), solving employee engagement challenges, and nearly 20 years at Accenture. Accenture offered me  vast opportunities to serve global clients, including Accenture itself. I supported clients with and developed expertise across a plethora of areas including but not limited to culture shaping, organizational strategy & design; employer branding and brand strategy; communications planning, strategy & design; organizational transformation; organization development; organizational change; HR strategy and effectiveness.

I hold an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications and graduate degree in Organizational Behavior and Communication from Miami University, Oxford Ohio.   I also hold advanced certificates in Employer Brand Strategy, Graphic Design, Human-Centered Design and Service Design. 

 

At XPLOR,  I lead a networked team of human-centered researchers, strategists, and experience designers with expertise in both organizational and business transformation, employer brand strategy, design research, service design, and graphic design. We call upon other designers in disciplines like industrial design, interaction design, UI, UX, information architecture, etc to support our clients. 

We are curious explorers, humble collaborators, rebel thinkers, meaningful makers and devout practitioners of design craft who are forever learning. ​ We believe every organization creates experiences for people. Too often, these experiences are random or unplanned. Too few experiences carry the hallmarks of design. We are united in our commitment to unleashing the power of design to make an indelible impact on the quality of working lives.