Research consultancy wins top Telstra award

Luke Keioskie
Wed 18 Jul

A Canberra research consultancy has been awarded the ACT Telstra Small and Succeeding Business of the Year for 2018.

Rapid Context, founded four years ago, is a consulting firm that combines academic rigour with the responsiveness of traditional consulting firms. 

Founder Dr Samantha Crompvoets said the team is incredibly honoured to be recognised by the awards.

“Rapid Context is a research consultancy that is passionate about providing robust evidence and analysis to help our clients solve complex problems and support senior leaders to make the important decisions that lead to enduring change,” Dr Crompvoets said.

Rapid Context provides clients with high quality research to meet urgent needs, and develops trusted relationships to help them solve sensitive and complex problems. Dr Compvoets said the team translates academic rigour and research into practical recommendations on issues such as leadership, workplace bullying and diversity and inclusion.

“We want to disrupt traditional approaches to consulting that can be an inch deep and a mile wide, by deeply engaging with complex problems to find real solutions,” she said.

“What I am most proud of, and what really sets us apart, is how we do what we do.

“We aim to lead by example when it comes to diversity, inclusion and flexible work. Utilising our passion for evidence-based change we are rewriting the rules of traditional workplaces to empower our employees to do meaningful work in a way that fits within the broader context of their lives.”