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The Nature of Organization Complexity

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The Role of Organisation Design in Business Strategy – Amy Kates

Kates Kesler

Knowledge Base Videos What is Organization Design

Love your Organizational Problems, not Just your Solutions

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge Base UncategorizedAs human beings we are hardwired to act.

Greg Kesler: Collaborative Organization Presentation

Kates Kesler

Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge Base Videos

How can we check for alignment of our organization, even when we are not intending to do a re-design?

Kates Kesler

Knowledge Base Videos What is Organization Design

The Central versus Decentral Dilemma: How the HR Practitioner can Facilitate a “Center-Led” Solution

Kates Kesler

Those on the team that were based in the field worried about solutions that they couldn’t afford or would be “one size fits none.” Level of knowledge of local assets required to make optimal decisions. Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge Base

Quick Feedback: A Small Gesture with An Outsized Impact

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge Base“Very nice. You have very good client relationship skills, Sara. I liked watching you in action. It was a difficult situation.” I received this note from a senior partner following a recovery meeting with a potential client. It probably took 20 seconds to write, and yet it made my week.

Using the Right Performance Metrics: Watch out for P&Ls

Kates Kesler

For example, one LOB is best suited to acquire a broad customer base, even if this means operating at a loss. Blog Knowledge Base Metrics and RewardsWe regularly work with CEO’s that are frustrated with leader behaviors that undermine enterprise strategy.

So, you’ve built a new capability, but no one uses it! What gives?

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge Base UncategorizedCari, a leader in the company’s new Data and Analytics unit, was frustrated to hear about yet another team which hired an external contractor to do the work her group was set up to do. She had spent the past 18 months building this new organization. She had hired top talent, built assets, and delivered high quality demonstration projects.

Chief Ecosystem Officer – Taking Customer Centricity to the Next Level

Kates Kesler

Blog Knowledge Base Talent and Leadership UncategorizedMany of our clients are asking how to utilize organization design mechanisms to take customer centricity to the next level.

Have you designed your change and project management capabilities?

Kates Kesler

An enterprise – based, c enter-led team oversees governance of the integrated project portfolio to define priorities across the enterprise. . F lexible talent pool s, including contingent la bor and external partnerships , are used to quickly ramp up/down based on demand. .

Organization Design for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Kates Kesler

Some questions to ask include: Where may the benefits of relationships based on personal comfort become a disadvantage for those who challenge the norms of “fit?” Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge Base

Embracing Healthy Tensions in a Matrixed Organization

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge BaseAs a company strategy becomes more dynamic and ambitious, leaders will often shift to a matrixed organization model to help the business excel at doing more than one thing simultaneously. The matrix is designed to bring forth the voices that need to influence key enterprise trade-off decisions (e.g., long term vs short term investments, M&A activity, enterprise vs operating unit accountability).

Linkedin Learning – Org Design Video Series

Kates Kesler

Knowledge Base Videos What is Organization DesignYou can now access 17, three-minute videos on the fundamentals of organization design. We share practical insights…a great resource for HR and OD professionals as well as line managers. You can see the first video here. Watch Video.

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To Little, Too Late: Why many Diversity and Inclusion efforts fall short

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge BaseDiversity and Inclusion programs and initiatives are ubiquitous. While many organizations are making strides in the right direction, too many fall short of their goals and aspirations.

To Little, Too Late: Why many Diversity and Inclusion efforts fall short

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge BaseDiversity and Inclusion programs and initiatives are ubiquitous. While many organizations are making strides in the right direction, too many fall short of their goals and aspirations.

Is Strategy still Relevant to Organization Design?

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge BaseThe axiom has always been to start with a clear strategy if you want to design a sound organization. But, is detailed strategy work even relevant in a world where the external environment is continually changing, requiring companies to regularly shift direction and priorities? On the contrary, we believe strategy is more important than ever. Both strategy and organization have to be dynamic.

How to scale shared success through collaboration and trust

Kates Kesler

Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge BaseShared success is a goal of most organization change. It is the magic that happens when individuals work together to benefit the whole—not just within teams, but across product lines, geographies and functions. Fueling shared success takes more than asking people to collaborate.

Start Slow, Finish Fast: Rightsizing Your Organization the Right Way

Kates Kesler

Two key watchouts related to talent: Tribal knowledge is very valuable and it can be an important element to company continuitity to keep the business running smoothly. Blog Current Topics in Organization Design Knowledge BaseWhen organizations are looking to find cost savings, people costs are typically a significant portion of the budget and an attractive target for cost reduction, but beware!

The Rise of Intangible Capitalism


The digitized, dematerialized, knowledge-based economy is already here and spreading, and offers huge potential value. The challenge for firms and policymakers is to manage the transition in a way that benefits the many and not just the few, write Eric Hazan, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake in Project Syndicate. . MGI in the News

5 Ways to Keep Your Skills and Knowledge Current

MBO Partners

Keep your skill set, knowledge base, and expertise level on the cutting edge with these five tips

Lotus Nation: Sustaining Vietnam’s Impressive Gains in Well-Being


And those issues will create formidable obstacles as Vietnam aims to transform itself into a modern knowledge-based economy. Report Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Vietnam's success over the past two decades is undeniable. The country has moved from a largely agrarian economy to one powered by manufacturing. Food is more plentiful, health care more accessible, schooling more affordable, and disposable incomes higher than ever.

3 Times Your Project Productivity Will Suffer (And What to Do About it)

PM Alliance

Your new additions might bring with them ideas on updating your methodology or you may decide to reshuffle reporting hierarchies to make the most of your expanded knowledge base.

Investigating Career Journeys

Tom Spencer

This is enough time for you to build a new knowledge base and gain relevant experience. Regardless, they are points which elevate you to another level and provide additional opportunities based on your newly identified skill set. A career is as unique as the individual.

Consulting 101: Operations, Hierarchies, and Types of Firms

Tom Spencer

These firms have international presence, wide knowledge bases, and reputations of success across many industries.

How I Became a Millionaire as an Independent Consultant

Successful Independent Consulting

I’ve poured all that learning into the knowledge base and webinars at the Professional Independent Consultants of America , a new membership organization and ecosystem I co-founded to help independent consultants be successful. Recently I logged into my retirement accounts and was surprised (and pleased!) to see that I had crossed the million-dollar mark. I don’t consider myself rich. In fact, money is usually tight at the end of the month.

Top 8 Excel Blogs


A large Excel 'knowledge base' here. You wouldn't think that there would be blogs out there purely dedicated to giving you a daily dose of Excel fun. but there are. Probably more useful for the advanced users who are looking for answers to common problems - beginner's would get far too lost in the Excel geekiness here.! Andrew Engwirda is a self-proclaimed 'incurable Excel addict' so a crazy amount of blog posts here on common Excel issues.

Deep Dive into Customer Segmentation (Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

Customer segmentation is the practice of segmenting customers based on common characteristics. Geographic segmentation targets customers based on a predefined location. Attitudes toward the brand, the way they use it, and their knowledge base are all examples of behavioral segmentation.

Staying on top of your virtual internship

Tom Spencer

Get creative when planning virtual get-togethers; online escape rooms, web-based game nights and virtual happy hours are just a few ideas for bonding with your coworkers. Developing a knowledge base on market news or specific industries, and developing a hard skillset (e.g. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

How many cases are enough? How to start and when you know you’re ready

Tom Spencer

Try to find a mix of people to practice with based on their casing skills – those who are worse, the same, and better than you. Dissecting an industry newsletter or company whitepaper can be a good way to build industry knowledge and practice structuring. These few items are good indicators you have the foundational knowledge base and application of the core competencies to perform well on a case.

Consultant Marketing Listen or Lead?

Jerry Fletcher

They are expected to bring that proficiency to bear on client’s problems that fit nicely into their knowledge base. Involving folks in both the client organization and their customer base will often provide you with insights you would not get any other way.

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Reasons for Today's Stress Pandemic (and Why High-Achieving Women Suffer the Most)

Consulting Matters

When society was more agriculturally based, work was divided among genders according to obvious physical differences. The physical strength of men was no longer needed to accomplish knowledge based work and so the bonafide job qualifications were leveled.

How To Get The Attention Of Top Executives: The “Sidestep” Method

Tsavo Neal

Instead, they rely on a small army of advisors who provide specialized knowledge based on their qualifications, experience, and skills. Think of the issues and concerns that these influencers might have, and what knowledge they need in order to do their jobs of serving the Big Boss effectively. This post is a guest post written and submitted by Carl Friesen, founder of Thought Leadership Resources.

Could Your Business Use an Advisory Board?


But if your business needs perspective, bringing in some outside professional assistance can help solve persistent problems and introduce new ideas into your company’s knowledge base. Business owners continue to debate whether organizing an advisory board -- a group of outside professional advisors -- to help run a family business is worth the time and cost. During the past several years, small/family businesses increasingly have used advisory boards, but with mixed results.

What does the future of cryptocurrency and NFTs look like in the financial space?

1 to 1

If knowledge bases are inadequate or not readily available, brands risk alienating customers who may resort to risky storage options outside of platforms (think USB sticks) or visiting outside forums like Reddit and Twitter where there is an increased likelihood for scams or misleading information.

Fireside Chat – Consulting Recruiting at Target and Non-Target Universities

Tom Spencer

However, you’ll grow your knowledge base much faster than most industry jobs. Jason : I would like to echo what Jeff said and also note that this may differ based on geography.

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

However unrelated to horse racing or wrangling, Gallup is an impressive firm – based on strong analytical research and insight-gathering for key clients. . SRI’s expertise plays an important role in what is now Gallup Consulting because the merger actually expanded Gallup’s knowledge base and expertise, increasing its value to worldwide corporations and other organizations. . Strengths-Based Development. Strengths-Based Selection.

Tecchies vs Business minds - managing people in different departments


So how do you manage people where you do not have the practical knowledge of their subject and the job they do? Understand the topic you are working on - To be a useful, co-operative and approachable team member in a tech focused team, don't isolate yourself from the group by seemingly having no relevant knowledge at all. They need to take bold risks and their specific talents and knowledge bases must be given autonomy for the ideas to become reality.

Did Ukraine Shoot Down Passenger Plane? They Did Once Before: SA Flight 1812 Erroneously Downed by Ukraine in 2001


To my knowledge, based on their various statements, the rebels have never admitted to shooting down anything over 2500 to 4000 meters (depending on who you listen to), nor have they boasted of that kind of capability. Moments ago a Malaysian BA 777 Passenger Jet Crashed in Ukraine. 280 passengers and 15 crew were killed. The plane was at an altitude of about 33,000 feet.