Kates Kesler

Layers of Leadership: Designing Governance without Hierarchy

Kates Kesler

“Governance” is the set of formal conversations that set direction, prioritize investments, review performance, and resolve trade-offs. Because governance conversations … Blog

Designing Functions to be Integrators of Complex Organizations

Kates Kesler

Functional organizations are the mortar that holds the building blocks of a complex organization together. And they are often the … Function Design

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Singapore: Using Organization Design to Shape a Nation

Kates Kesler

Your customers are pushing you to deliver complex solutions of products and services in innovative ways. Sounds like the challenge … Blog

Making the CMO Role Successful: Pay Attention to the Operating Model of the Company

Kates Kesler

Across multiple industries and geographies, the CMO role is the shortest tenured in the c-suite, slipping to an average … Blog

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Establishing an Organization Design Transformation Office

Kates Kesler

Our clients typically don’t run in to issues completing the design phase of their organization transformation. At the start … Blog Design Process

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Designing the Global Organization

Kates Kesler

The path to success for the globally-ambitious business has never been easy. Economic shifts, political protectionism, and infrastructure gaps in … Global Design Publications

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Organization Design in China

Kates Kesler

Organization design and development are relatively new fields in China. But, as leaders of local companies become more sophisticated in … Blog

Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Kates Kesler

Amy Kates, Greg Kesler, and Gillian Pillans teamed up under the Corporate Research Forum to discuss large complex organisations today … Adaptable Organizations Publications

What Makes and Adaptive Company… A Few More Thoughts

Kates Kesler

Martin Reeves sets out three elements of an adaptive company: flexible strategy approaches, leaders able to fit strategy to context, … Adaptable Organizations Publications

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

Interview with Amy Kates – HR Revolution Middle East Magazine

Kates Kesler

Amy Kates is interviewed by the HR Revolution Middle East Magazine after providing organization design teaching in Egypt. read more … Publications Team

The Integrated Holding Company: Is Such a Thing Possible?

Kates Kesler

The demise of the GE business model has called into question the wisdom of trying to find strategic and operational … Blog

Organization Change? Think like a Marketer

Kates Kesler

When the time comes to communicate organizational change, leaders tend to default to Human Resources or Corporate Communications to develop … Blog

Transforming Global Functions

Kates Kesler

We regularly work with leaders of complex, global companies who want to transform one or more of their functions (Finance, … Blog

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Corporate Center Design in Complex, Global Companies

Kates Kesler

“How are you adding value?”. That’s the question Neville Isdell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Coca-Cola Company, … Function Design

The Fit Between Talent and Organization

Kates Kesler

Talent is priority number 1, 2 and 3 in most corporate human resources functions today. It’s no surprise, forced by … Blog

Structuring a True Global Network

Kates Kesler

Networks, councils, and teams are not a new idea in business. Too often they are set up with good intentions, … Blog

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The Tower and the Square in the Collaborative Organization Model

Kates Kesler

We recently had the opportunity to speak at a conference of the top 300 leaders in one of our client … Blog

What is Organization Design?

Kates Kesler

What is Organization Design? … Videos

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Organizational Fitness for Growth: Five Insights for CEOs

Kates Kesler

Learning from Big Companies. We recently completed a study for the CEO of a very well known, global sports-apparel brand company.

Design an Operating Model that Ties the Organizational Piece Parts Together

Kates Kesler

We recently worked with the CEO of a company who, supported by a large consulting firm, had launched heavy-weight business … Blog

Center-Led Functions

Kates Kesler

We look at functions as “capability builders” – charged with building the processes, systems, and talent that can identify and move knowledge, ideas, and insights into the strategic decision making of the company.

Talent Prediction 2018: The New Role of the Business Unit Manager

Kates Kesler

CEOs (and activist investors) are pushing for simpler organizations with more autonomous, accountable business units. This call to action comes … Talent

Sequencing a Complex Enterprise Design Initiative

Kates Kesler

Global companies are typically composed of three dimensions: Geographic market units (regions, countries, or country clusters). Global business units (products, … Blog

Does Everyone Need to Agree? How to Make Better, Faster Decisions According to an Expert

Kates Kesler

Article … Decision Rights Publications

LEADx: How should you deliver bad news to a client?

Kates Kesler

Podcast and Article. … Leadership Development Publications

Agile is not the same as Agility

Kates Kesler

I was recently invited to speak to a leadership team and explain the difference between Agile and Agility. The … Blog

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Matrix Part I: The Nature of Organizational Complexity (Greg Kesler)

Kates Kesler

Matrix Publications Webinars and Videos

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Organization Design Fundamentals (Nov 2015)

Kates Kesler

Tickets available here. Workshops and Conferences

Amy Kates – Helping People Collaborate

Kates Kesler

Amy Kates is featured by Cornell University ILR School on why Organization Design is important to HR. … Team

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Moving Past the Decentralization vs. Centralization Debate

Kates Kesler

A recent survey of clients conducted by Mercer earlier this year focused on the types of organization change that business … Blog

Balance Alignment with Agility to Achieve Culture

Kates Kesler

Calls for organizational alignment have headlined strategy publications for the last 20 years. A McKinsey 2014 paper, “The Aligned Organization,” … Organization Design Overview Publications

Talent Prediction 2017: The Ability to Navigate Complex Organizations

Kates Kesler

Organization design is the number one topic on the mind of business and HR executives who responded to Deloitte’s 2016 … Blog

Talent Prediction 2017: The Ability to Navigate Complex Organizations

Kates Kesler

Organization design is the number one topic on the mind of business and HR executives who responded to Deloitte’s 2016 … Talent

The Design Process for Activation

Kates Kesler

The design and activation of a global operating model is a major undertaking that deserves a well–thought-out process and project … Blog