What Our Customers Say

"In every case, groups were more productive, creative, and energetic in doing their work than I have experienced in other locations I've used for group events. The design of the space, the audio-visual support, the music, the staff support, the overall excellent service all work together to produce what seems to me at times a magical experience."
Colleen M. Brown, Director-Organizational Learning, DTE Energy

"The list of benefits that have come out of DesignShop® events goes on and on: radically reduced testing times; early approval of the 777 engine for intercontinental flight, based on setting a world record for running an engine in a wind tunnel continuously for 52 hours."
John Poparad, Strategist,
Arnold Engineering & Development Center

"This is mind candy for my soul. Having attended for two years now, this event stands alone in my mind as an opportunity to explore new horizons, challenge assumptions, and turbocharge a pursuit of lifetime learning."
Steve Jurvetson, Senior Associate,
Foresight Institute

"The DesignShop event results were so dramatic that Merrill Lynch said 'no, we don’t have to wait three years before an initial public offering — we could do it in thirteen months.'"
Vince Wasik, MorningSide Capital, recounting Carson Products 1995 DesignShop experience

"In every instance we are getting done in three days what we would have historically accomplished in somewhere between six weeks and three months."
Lee Sage, former Senior Partner at Ernst & Young. LLP describing the effeciveness of the DesignShop process

"We use our Navigation Center to help us work on everything from day to day affairs to our long-term planning and strategy decisions."
Dave McCurdy, NASA Wind Tunnel Engineer & Navigation Center Knowledge Worker

“The result was a truly innovative and unique system which has still not been duplicated by anyone in the country....It is my belief that this could not have happened in any other way than...within the DesignShop process.”
J. L. Yurish, Jack Yurish & Associates, former executive with National Car Rental

Customer Relationships

The Only Valid Test of an Idea, Concept or Theory
Is What It Enables You to Do.

- MG Taylor Axiom

Complexity and speed are defining elements of the modern world. MG Taylor was established in 1979 to facilitate the rapid achievement of solutions for systemic problems, including redesigning the structures within which organizations operate. The methodology employed derives from a patented process developed by founders Matt and Gail Taylor. The work environments used enhance creativity and collaboration to an unprecedented degree. These elements combined have yielded striking results across many industries.

Examples of influence include:

Aerospace: Extensive work with NASA, including transfer of the process and establishment of on-site facility to continue work; Key facilitator in shortening certification of the Boeing 777 for overseas flight; Long term engagement with major U.S. aeronautics testing facility; Emergency revamping of intra-airline communications and FAA landing slot assignment system.

Automotive Industry: Coordination of efficiency initiatives in national rental car firm that resulted in large cost savings while increasing service; Creation of major revenue source in the car rental industry; Launch of company to create highly desirable and affordable vehicles that minimize their ecological footprint.

Cosmetics: Development of successful action plan that greatly increased market share and shortened time to IPO by 12 months.

Education: Restructuring of international testing product; Joint Program with the Wharton School of Business on the 21st Century Organization; Development and facilitation of Island One workshop, in which high school students design self-sustained space station, from infrastructure to governance; Pro-bono work with local and regional school systems.

Financial: International work with institutions on e-commerce offerings and Y2K challenges.

Food Industry: Major expansion of natural foods grocery in 90 days, staging the company to become a significant player in the field; Complete recreation of a fast food chain's image, including prototype stores opened within 100 days of design event.

Government: Development of 10,000-year plan for nuclear waste disposal.

Healthcare: Facilitation of over a dozen healthcare organizations to solve a variety of challenges; Establishment of permanent facilities for ongoing work in three hospitals.

Insurance: Successful merger, including relocation of one of the companies.

Management Consulting: Transfer and licensing of our process to a Big Six consulting firm, which is now a key asset in their service offerings.

Media: Developed experiential workshop for national newspaper publishing company focusing on innovation and how a large, distributed company can generate and sustain it; Integration of independent media stations into a single corporation.

Military: process used to dramatically cut the cost of production of Air Force fighter.

Pharmaceuticals: Developing strategy for launch of global marketing initiative.

Technology: Facilitate annual associate gatherings of pioneer nonprofit educational organization formed to help prepare society for anticipated advanced technologies.

Utilities: Design and facilitation of executive leadership workshop with regional energy corporation; Transfer and licensing of our process to a Midwest power company to facilitate individual career development and company wide strategic initiatives.

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