Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format at the 2018 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Alec Levenson explains that at its most fundamental, a systems approach demands that we look at the entire organizational system when diagnosing the sources of performance problems to identify solutions that work.
In this webinar Drs Levenson and Fink review the evidence on the roles of technology and control systems in promoting performance, separate from employee engagement. They show how engagement can help enhance performance in some jobs while having little to no impact in other jobs.
Alec Levenson discusses how people analytics in organizations is at a crossroads today. Analytics and data science are the hottest buzzwords in management since re-engineering and core competencies two decades ago.
Alec Levenson and Alexis Fink share how most workforce planning efforts are fairly short sighted and narrow, and could more accurately be called 12 month hiring plans. Strategic workforce planning promises to deliver greater value by using a longer time horizon and a talent supply chain approach.
Alec Levenson (CEO) and Alexis Fink (Intel) explain how employee engagement and performance are supposed to be closely related, and there is both empirical and conceptual support for a strong relationship.
Max Blumberg of Tucana People Analytics talks with Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California. Alec discusses the subject of strategic analytics.
In this webinar, Alec Levenson and Alexis Fink discuss some of the current challenges in the way that analytics are applied to HR and talent issues. The problem we face in organizations today is not a lack of analysis but oftentimes the opposite: too much analysis and data are thrown against the wall in the hopes that something will stick and make sense.
Alec Levenson (CEO) explains that workplace fatigue is traditionally treated almost exclusively as an individual issue, and it certainly is the case that individual differences lead some individuals to experience fatigue and, ultimately, to burn out more than others. Yet not enough attention has been paid to factors arising from work design and organization strategy.
Alec Levenson addresses the issue that talent development is critical for organizational success. Certainly, if you don’t have the right talent then your business strategy will fail. But what does having the right talent really mean? How do we know when we have it? And if it’s something different than what we’ve always thought it to be, how do we go about developing it?
In this article Alec Levenson (CEO) introduces an approach to conducting workforce analytics that is designed to improve strategy execution and organizational effectiveness through the application of systems diagnostics.
In this article Alec Levenson (CEO) takes an in-depth look at high performance, how it’s related to and different from engagement, and what leaders have to do to develop and sustain high performance.