Welcome to monakowski.com

Hi! My name is Monica Otulakowski and I’m a public service Designer and strategist working in Toronto, Canada.

monakowski.com is a web playground where I share my mission to reduce information overload and increase playful productive momentum in the workplace. If you’re passionate about operational efficiency and want to share your experiences of what works (or want to prototype new activities), please get in touch with me!




How I can help:

I team up with my colleagues in the Ontario Public Service to figure out public sector problems. I’m all about exploring questions.

How does our work fit into our ministry’s strategy? How can we dig into the problem? What’s the process? What’s mine, what’s theirs? Who might we include in the conversation? How might this message come across? Who should we talk to about this? Why do we need to do these performance plans? How might I write a motivating performance plan? Why is this important? Why is this important now? How might this impact them? Who needs to be involved? We need this idea, how do I get buy-in? Does that matter? How can I succeed in government? How do I build political acuity? How do I embed privacy in my program? Why do we need to talk about risk? Why are internal controls important?