Ways to Get Involved with CEO's Ongoing Research
What is agile? CEO has been developing a model of the agile organization, and we are currently working with firms to understand the drivers of long-term performance from an agility perspective. Firms participating in the study go through an agility assessment that produces an agility profile against benchmark firms and identifies the presence or absence of expected features that support agility. CEO works then works with the organization to identify and developing more flexible strategies, structures, and capabilities.
Data Coaching/Measurement Map
The measurement map is a new methodology for diagnosing the effectiveness and usefulness of different types of HR metrics.
The measurement map showcases HR metrics at 6 levels, with each level having a set of standards that use four process components. The 6 levels are a combination of two types of data: (1) primary data or data that are collected via methods such as focus groups or surveys and (2) secondary data or data that is available for a current source (this may also be called archival data, most often obtained from the HRIS system). The process components then studied for each of the six levels are: (1) data, (2) dialogue, (3) action, and (4) results. The measurement map methodology provides a model for assessing the degree to which these various types of data, combined with the process, drive business results.
Layoffs and downsizing create significant changes in the energy and engagement within an organization. Do you know what those changes are? Could some of the change be positive? How do you help your organization not just get past the post layoff stages but move forward and fully utilize the learning that occurred during these events? This new CEO innovation network focuses learning to help you engage and energize your employees in the types of behaviors needed to drive growth and success after a layoff.
Extreme strategizing is a new method for strategy making in organizations experiencing high change. Given the turbulence and change that is now affecting all organizations, Theresa Welbourne argues that traditional strategy-making tools no longer work. Consistent with other work from the professors and research scientists at the Center for Effective Organizations, her work on extreme strategizing poses a new model based on the tools (extreme programming) used to speed up software development.
The Leadership Pulse is the first and only real-time leadership benchmarking and learning project. It tracks validated and predictive human capital metrics (energy, engagement, confidence, and more) and allows participants to learn from peers and engage in robust dialogue with thought leaders about the data. Both individuals and teams may sign up for the Leadership Pulse.
CEO's new method of succession management goes beyond planning and works on managing for change, growth, and innovation by helping organizations be purposeful in their approach to succession management. It will allow you to determine which people are high potentials, what opportunities they need in order to reach the organization's highest level of impact, and how to put these pieces into practice in your own organization.
How do organizations achieve sustainable effectiveness from economic, social, and ecological perspectives? Sustainability is a challenge because these three criteria of effectiveness must be balanced and often traded off in the complex business environment. Join with CEO to generate learnings, build a community of practice, and develop organizational options with others involved in implementing sustainable practices. If your organization is working to address sustainability from this perspective, please contact Arienne McCracken (213-740-9814) for more information.
For more information, please contact Lacey Leone McLaughlin, Director of Executive Education, (213) 740-9814.
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