Who We Are

Syngineering Solutions is a partnership of three senior organization consultants: Rich Thayer, Bill Zybach, and Monique Carnino. They have between them significant experience in large and small for-profits, non-profits, and government agencies. We are part of a loose network of world class organization consulting practitioners including Naomi Stanford, Dick and Emily Axelrod, Stu Winby, Glenda Eoyang, and Lisa Kimball.

Our Book Illustrates How We Are Different

“Syngineering is one of the first books, if not the first, to integrate key developments in the fields of organization design and development, agile methodology, human dynamic principles of synergy, and change management into a practical case tested methodology. Key concepts followed with practical advice and methods will help a manager or design practitioner who wants to improve their organization’s agility and responsiveness to change. As digital technology pushes customer driven Information processing to the operating model, this book shows the important contribution of organization design to create an agile operating model. The authors provide a practical guide for managers and practitioners to see how all the pieces fit together to create organizational agility.”

– Stu Winby, Spring Networks

Bill Zybach

Bill Zybach has a long history of supporting organizational change in government and the public sector. During the Bill Clinton administration, he worked on “reinventing government”, which led to a balanced federal budget and increased public confidence in government. He helped build state level agencies in Washington DC to support its ongoing statehood drive, and brings organization design principles to the local, regional and national government, business and not-for profits. Bill lives in the Washington DC area.

Rich Thayer

Rich Thayer for years supported organization design efforts for Royal Dutch Shell in its global activities. His early career in research science provided tools that helped him analyze and understand the complex landscapes involved in multiple stakeholder capital intensive joint ventures. Many of these projects required the development of a high-performing strategic leadership function. Rich lives in the Baltimore Maryland area.

Monique Carnino

Monique Carnino has over twenty years of experience working with executive management teams and individual clients to bring about bottom line performance improvement results and changes in the way people work, think and behave. She often works in high pressure, highly ambiguous environments. She currently lives in Houston Texas and is an external consultant with Chevron.


Organization Design Forum

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Organization Development Network

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European Organization Design Forum

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Plexus Institute

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Organization Design Community

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Human Systems Dynamics

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