When recently asked about the work I do at my consulting firm, I remembered this story:

I have called Charleston, SC ‘home’ for 5 years and could paint a pretty clear picture of this place—Gilroy’s serves pizza until 4am, kayaks replace cars during tropical storms, and Spring and Cannon Street ran one-way in opposite directions… until both streets were recently made bidirectional.

Driving Eastbound down Spring Street for the first time felt like interlacing my fingers the opposite way. However, I began to observe new businesses and houses that I never noticed on my regular route. The difference was perspective.

This is what we, as a consulting firm, strive to deliver to our clients—a different perspective. When we remove our personal lens is when solutions present themselves and opportunities become clearer.

Have you ever had an experience where a change in perspective yielded better outcomes?

About the Author
Raina Datt

Raina Datt, Analyst, joined KCG in January 2018. Datt’s passion for healthcare stems from her time supporting her grandfather, a former cardiothoracic surgeon, in his practice.  Notable client projects during her time at KCG include: health system organizational redesign, optimizing efficiency in provider recruitment, health system affiliation service assessment, and post-merger integration of health systems.  Additionally, she drives value-added internal initiatives, such as firm recruitment and technology platform management.

Prior to joining KCG, Datt held internships with both the Medical University of South Carolina and the National Science Foundation, before graduating magna cum laude from the College of Charleston’s Honors College with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology and a Minor in Health.