According to Sridhar, openness, collaboration and self-reflection are emblematic of Bridgespan’s company’s culture. In fact, employees can spend an entire day discussing poverty and how it defines the company’s work. Team members feed off of positive energy and genuine want to learn from each other. Thought-provoking conversations are frequent—as employees constantly examine their individual and collective roles in the grand scheme of things.
On any given day, Sridhar engages in a combination of back-to-back meetings and phone calls with team members. Sridhar leads two case teams of consultants, associates, and partners that collectively work through assigned problems, and he attends a mix of meetings, interviews, and phone calls with clients offsite. In office, the problem-solving process includes evaluating data, brainstorming creative ideas, and crafting workable strategies.
“The nice part about a place like Bridgespan is that you are not working with the same people every day. Over the course of a year, you’ll work on 10-12 different case teams. You meet everyone in the office through your work itself.”
“Bridgespan is being brought into some of the most intractable challenges that people face and being asked to take a whack at them. That's a pretty enviable position to be in.”