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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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The Importance of Vendor Compliance

June 12, 2017 | TalentWave

Recently, a report was published stating that Elon Musk had publicly apologized for workers of subcontractors hired by Tesla being paid just $5 per hour. For any company, this can be an embarrassment, and quite frankly, could easily have been ...

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Making the Hard Choices through Organization Alignment

June 8, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Every organization has finite resources. When you’re building a home and finalizing the detailed blueprints, you may notice you can’t afford to add all items on your wish list. You’ll have to choose. What stays? What goes? The ...

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Continued Focus on Independent Contractor Misclassification

June 7, 2017 | TalentWave

The misclassification of workers as independent contractors is an everyday occurrence in companies of all sizes across all industries in the United States. As more organizations confront the issue of talent scarcity in the labor market, while ...

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Seven Steps to Strategic Leadership Readiness

May 23, 2017

As Baby Boomers retire, organizations must replace senior talent with qualified incumbent employees, who lack the years of experience and knowledge of their predecessors. 85% of organizations agree that there is an urgent need to accelerate the ...

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Three Signs That You Need a New Organization Design

May 19, 2017 | Reed Deshler

In today’s highly competitive global market, companies rise and fall faster than ever before. Motorola, Eastman Kodak, and Blockbuster are examples of well-recognized brands that were once market leaders in their respective industries. ...

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The 5 Must-know Sourcing Strategies For Tech Talent

May 19, 2017 | WilsonHCG

Every tech recruiter knows the scenario. You’re looking for that Java developer or senior architect you just can’t seem to pinpoint. Hours have been spent scanning job boards and LinkedIn with no luck. But, while traditional sourcing ...

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How HR Can Remain Relevant in the New World of Work

May 18, 2017 | TalentWave

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly choosing to engage contingent labor. This segment of the workforce is expected to reach 40% (or more) of the total US workforce within the next decade, and is being driven by ...

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Don’t Sprint an Organization Transformation Marathon

May 10, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

With the beginning of a new year, many executives are looking to improve their businesses, their market presence, and their competitive advantage over the course of the new year. This may include changes to strategy, enhancements to organization ...

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Leveraging a PMO to Implement a New Organization Design

May 10, 2017 | Reed Deshler

Many companies utilize a PMO today. However, the role of a PMO during and after an organization design is often a little muddy. In a recent engagement with a client, the senior leader constantly referenced needing a PMO to solve all of the ...

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Why HR is the Best Change Management Partner

May 10, 2017 | Reed Deshler

Human resource (HR) leaders are uniquely positioned within their organizations to play a significant role in change management. Traditionally, they have been workplace policy enforcers, employee liaisons, and corporate communicators. However, the ...

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The Equation for Measuring Change Transformation Success

May 10, 2017 | Reed Deshler

Measurement is an essential activity to ascertain the success of a process or an activity. However, assessing the effectiveness of a change transformation is not always as straight-forward or simple as reading outcome data or waiting for a ...

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