Christian O’Meara serves as the CEO of Logic20/20 and provides Seattle clients with innovative technology solutions centered on cloud storage and the migration of data. In a case study featured on Christian O’Meara’s company website, Logic20/20 worked with a major healthcare organization in guiding the contract lifecycle management streamlining and integration process.
The background was a Fortune 500 company that relied on a legacy CLM application which proved unable to meet the volume and pace demands of its contracting activities. With hundreds of high value contracts being managed simultaneously, the company had a continuous flow of communications, internal and external, to coordinate. The legacy system could not handle this high-volume flow and did not integrate with SAP. The latter fact made extracting required product information challenging.
Assessing the situation, the Logic20/20 team undertook a seamless implementation of Conga CLM. This involved customizing contract lifecycle management configurations, including user interface and the contract approval process workflow. At the same time, historical data, contracts, and amendments were migrated to the new platform. Finally, Conga CLM was integrated with SAP, so that current product information was accessible in Salesforce, with contracts automatically updated throughout the system. The end result was a system in which data flow was seamless and communications accurate, in ways that boosted the bottom line.
Based in Seattle, Christian O’Meara holds responsibilities with Logic20/20 as CEO and delivers a full range of data migration and integration solutions to corporate clients. With an enduring passion for athletic competition, Christian O’Meara draws lessons from his experience on the rugby field in his team building activities while leading Logic20/20.
One core value that he has had instilled over the years is that winning doesn’t truly count unless it’s a team effort. This means that every player is used to his or her maximum capacity, in ways that encourage individual contributions.
While this process may take a long time to set in place and seem onerous at times, the payoff is that each team member feels involved and motivated to give their personal best effort. In the long run, this pays dividends in building group cohesiveness and the ability to weather inevitable storms that might break less well-integrated organizations apart.
As part of this equation, it’s critical to instill the concept that “opportunities are everywhere” and that the way they are grasped is what is most important. Not every idea will lead to implementation and results, but a “lean-in mentality” ensures that they are listened to and considered. Without fearing retribution or having his or her voice stifled, each member of the organization is given the space for creative thought, expressed before the entire group. If just a fraction of these ideas are effectively adopted, the team mission can be considered a success.
One of Mr. O’Meara’s core insights presented on the Logic20/20 blog is that winning has more value if a team effort is involved. This is why its critical to bring coworkers together from every organizational level to engage in a shared endeavor. Combining complementary talents and skills will typically generate more impactful results than one worker alone.
Another element of the team dynamic centers on maintaining transparency and honesty at every stage of complex projects. If one person is unable to step up and handle a specific situation, it is far better to communicate this with coworkers from the outset than to let it fester and become a larger issue as the project nears completion. When team dynamics are strong, there is always another person available to add required skills and resources to the mix and ensure that a project is successful.
A longstanding Seattle technology executive, Christian O’Meara serves as CEO of the consulting firm Logic20/20 and provides a wide range of business development services. One facet of success that Christian O’Meara explores in a blog article on the company website is the importance of investing in people.
At Logic20/20, Mr. O’Meara strives to foster a flexible, collaborative “Culture of We” environment that emphasizes the importance of team members enjoying the workplace, working productively in ways that achieve consistently high levels of client satisfaction. A key insight informing this has to do with the interconnected nature of emotional and physical wellness, as well as balanced home and work life.
Mr. O’Meara draws analogies between the sense of team spirit at work in his company and his own experience as a competitive rugby player, organizing teammates’ efforts. A key on the playing field is to harmoniously take on challenges together. Elements of this strategy incorporated in the Logic20/20 workplace include mentorship, peer recognition, community involvement, and a “play together, stay together” ethos.