Accenture has acquired Root Inc., a consultancy, helping 2000 organizations globally activate strategies and transform cultures using creative and visual methods to stimulate employee engagement and change effectiveness.
Root joins Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Potential human team, increasing its organizational change management capabilities with multiple new experiential and digital assets intended to engage people intellectually and emotionally.
Root collaborates with customers to create and share their strategy and transformation stories in new and different ways. It has 130 experts located in Ohio and Illinois that connect with people, drive meaningful conversations, and create ownership for change.
One of its key organizational change methodologies is the Root Learning Map experience. It is used by nearly 1,000 organizations globally; the Root Learning Map uses a large visual format merged with data and dialogue to illustrate its change journey. This model is designed to get employees engaged and immersed in the strategic changes happening across their organizations and connected to their roles, resulting in accelerated and sustained strategic change.
Root complements Accenture’s recent Talent & Organization / Potential Human acquisitions, fable+, Cirrus, Future State, and Kates Kesler – all of which intend to grow client offerings and explore new ways to deliver value with a deep understanding of customers needs and market challenges.
“By adding Root’s special digital-based creative capabilities to our abilities, the company will assist organizations in moving ahead change management design or measurement and toward activating transformational change,” said Christie Smith, Global lead for talent & organization at Accenture.
Rich Berens, CEO, Root said, “The company is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Accenture family and collaborate to impact the lives of even more people positively and help firms be more successful in their transformational efforts.”
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