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Organization Design Demands High-Stakes Conversations

August 31, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

True organization transformation requires more than mere structural change. It demands that the organization does things differently and that executives, leaders, and ultimately every employee understands the organization’s intentions and ...

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Avoiding Common Obstacles to Change Transformation

August 28, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

There is not always a clear path to an organization design and implementation of a strategic plan. While leadership might decide that a change is in the best interest of the company, there are many obstacles that could stand in the way of a real ...

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Better Utilize Change Agents in Your Change Transformation

August 23, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

In order to successfully navigate through a change transformation, businesses need key people to help push the change forward and integrate the new concepts into the organization. These change agents play an essential part in the change ...

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How to Avoid Being “Disrupted”

August 14, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Visit any business news site and you’ll find at least one article talking about “disruptors.” Uber has disrupted the urban transportation business. Airbnb has disrupted the hotel business. Amazon has disrupted the entire retail ...

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Eight Key Steps to Strategic Workforce Planning

August 11, 2017

Strategic workforce planning (SWP) is a mission-critical skill for the HR function that will help you address these challenges, and more.
But there is no one-size-fits-all formula for successful workforce planning. The process must be integrated ...

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The Three A's of Talent Analytics

August 8, 2017

HR practitioners and leaders must possess foundational analytical skills to demonstrate and communicate the business value of data-driven talent decisions. HCI research has revealed the Three A's of Effective People Analytics: Access, ...

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Overcoming the Challenge of Making Trade-offs

August 8, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Every organization struggles to make trade-offs. Naturally, it is hard to say no to good opportunities. However, intuitively we know that we can’t be everything to everybody, that our resources are limited, and that not everything will fit ...

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The Hidden Costs of an Obsolete Structure

July 31, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Like the foundation of a house, the structure of your organization is the cornerstone on which every function is based. Does a solid, well-aligned structure in itself guarantee success in all areas? Absolutely not. But can you achieve your goals ...

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How to Leverage Design Thinking in Talent Acquisition: Introduction

July 24, 2017 | Maya Humes, Associate Content Marketing Manager, Lever | Lever

We’ve made it our mission to make hiring a better experience for every stakeholder in the process. Recruiters, we want you to spend more time learning about your candidate’s favorite hackathon than getting mired in scheduling hell. ...

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How HR Can Enable Business Model Differentiation – Five Keys

July 10, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Support functions like Human Resources are essential to the smooth execution of an organization’s strategy and business model, but too often they fail to deliver.  This is not because HR professionals and leaders are ...

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Aligning Resources for Things that Matter in Organization Design

July 3, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Optimizing a business model isn’t easy. What’s more, your resources may be limited requiring you to be more thoughtful when aligning your organizational design to your business model. You want to be sure you’re making provisions ...

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Benefits of Doing Organization Design in an Agile Way

June 27, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Agile methodologies have been used since the early 2000s, and most people are familiar with its use in rapid, iterative software development. However, are there other applications for Agile methods and principles? Can we apply Agile principles ...

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How Fast Is Fast? Finding the Sweet Spot in Transformation Speed

June 21, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

When designing and implementing an organizational change, we all want to transform as fast as possible. Why waste time doing business the old way when we have identified a better path forward? Despite our wish for speed, the reality is that ...

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The Playbook: Build Manager Bench Strength

June 20, 2017

97% of HR leaders say managers are vital to increasing employee productivity, improving team functioning, and increasing engagement levels. Leaders can build core coaching competencies into the organization to empower managers and drive business ...

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Sharpening Your Focus to Three

June 15, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

How often do organizations implement changes developed during strategic planning sessions? While reports vary on the subject, the working reality is that many organizations feel completely overwhelmed with the amount of work they must ...

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