Welcome to the companion website to Assessing Organization Agility: Creating Diagnostic Profiles to Guide Transformation by Christopher G. Worley, Thomas Williams, and Edward E. Lawler, III. Here you will find the resources mentioned in the book. For the online...
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Preliminary results of the 2019 HR Global Study
The Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) has administered surveys of the human resource function in 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019. The results of the surveys yielded important data and publications on how Human Resource departments have operated and changed throughout the years. It is frequently cited and provides valuable information about HR effectiveness. Recently, CEO has completed its ninth study, and fourth global study.
HR Leaders Must Accelerate Preparations for the Future Digital Organizations
New evidence from the Center for Effective Organizations’ Global HR Excellence survey suggests HR leaders must move faster to prepare for the fast-emerging digital organization.
The Practitioner-Academic Gap: A View from the Middle
The practitioner-academic gap has been widely discussed for decades along with recommendations for increasing the practical application of management research. We review some of the reasons for this disconnect and argue this has been the norm going back to the beginnings of the field. At the same time contemporary management practice has obviously been greatly […]
New CEO-WorldatWork (WaW) Monograph on Cutting Edge Performance Management
Cutting-Edge Performance Management: 244 Organizations Report on Ongoing Feedback, Ratingless Reviews and Crowd-Sourced Feedback
Published by WorldatWork, September 2016
2019 Sponsor Meeting Presentations
Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format from the 2019 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.
Mind the Gap: How Human Resources Can Become More Integral to the Corporate Boardroom Agenda
A chapter for the second edition of “The Handbook of Board Governance,” authored by Jay A. Conger, Ph.D. and Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D.
The Elusive Linkage Between CEO Pay and Corporate Performance
Gerry Ledford and Ed Lawler comment on Aguinis, Martin, Gomez-Mejia, O’Boyle, and Joo, adding another perspective on CEO pay.
Human Resource Excellence: An Assessment of Strategies and Trends
Tracing changes in a global sample of firms across the US, Europe, and Asia, this landmark volume by Ed Lawler and John Boudreau (Stanford University Press, 2018) provides an international benchmark against which to measure a company’s HR practice.
Ed Lawler discusses the benefits of staff turnover
Is turnover such a bad thing? Ed Lawler discusses the benefits of turnover using methods incorporated by Zappos as an example.
How do human resources organizations measure their efficiency, effectiveness and impact?
In this article, John Boudreau and Ed Lawler report some of the findings from their 2016 survey of HR leaders in more than 100 large U.S. corporations.
Reinventing Talent Management: Principles and Practices for the New World of Work
In this book, preeminent organizational scholar Edward Lawler identifies a comprehensive and integrated set of talent management practices that fit today’s rapidly evolving workplace.