About


Strategy, Ideas, and Change

Scott Jancy’s background brings together humanities, design, and leadership. He helps organizations set vision and strategy, and develop solutions to emerging problems and evolving human needs. He is equal parts adviser, connector, facilitator, and strategist.

Scott has worn several hats over the course of his career: historian, architect, Naval Officer, planner, and most recently, as a consultant. Trained as an historian and an architect, he has a background that gives him an understanding of how systems evolve and the role that a deep understanding of context can play in effecting cultural, economic, and social change.

As an architect and designer, Scott views context as the physical, social, economic, and technological forces that affect the form of our built environment and the interactions between people. From a leadership perspective, when people have a sense of how their actions can have an impact on their organization, no matter where they are working, they are more inclined to step forward and take initiative. Context is especially helpful when employees are expected to be self-motivated and relatively independent in their decision-making. Understanding context means that you will have a better sense of the opportunities they face, they will be empowered to offer new ideas, and they will work together better because they sense how others perceive the group’s issues and challenges.

Scott is currently writing a book entitled Where: The Power of Context and was profiled by Irish Tech News. He’s passionate about the role that design and leadership can play in creating change.


Topics of Interest


Business


Open source communities, new business models and platforms, and how people restructure their organizations in the face of rapid change.


Culture


Understanding how leaders and communities solve problems and manage uncertainty in a constantly changing economic, political, and social environment.


Design


The impact of design on business, culture, organizations, and services.


Technology


Exploring the human factors that drive technology and innovation.

The Focus of the Blog

I blog about business, design, culture, and technology. Each post explores the interconnections between issues and market sectors with intent to give one a broader perspective on a particular topic. This broader awareness, or understanding, of how problems fit into a larger picture is what drives his work. I help people see the connections between disparate elements so that they can make more informed decisions as leaders. These posts serve as the foundation for reports that are generated for client consulting or research projects.

Travel & Education

I have currently traveled to over thirty countries on four continents for various consulting projects in the public and private sector. This experience has reinforced my view that small actions in our daily lives can make an impact on people in other parts of the world due to the role of technology in our increasingly interconnected society.

I received a Master of Architecture degree with a focus on culture, landscape, and environmental design; and a B.A. in History with an emphasis on Modern Europe.


Articles


Creating Change & Making Impact, Right Brains, May 2017.

Design, Defined, Buyers Meeting Point, April 2017.

Making Connections, Right Brains, March 2017.

The Importance of Vision, Messaging, and Alignment, Buyers Meeting Point, February 2017.

A Culture of Growth, Consult Ace, February 2017.

Structuring and Amplifying Change, Human Current–The Complexity Podcast, January 2017.

Building a Networked Culture, Irish Tech News, January 2017.

How Technology Helps Business Growth, kaydee web, December 2016.

A Practical Guide to Creative Leadership, Irish Tech News, December 2016.

Design, Technology, and Leadership are Directly Affecting Our Lives, Irish Tech News, July 2016.