Beth Gunderson

Affiliate Research Scientist

Beth Gunderson is the Founder of Minikahda Partners, an organization and talent architecture firm specializing in organization design and enterprise transformation initiatives. Beth is also a permanent instructor at the University of Southern California – Center for Effective Organizations – in their Strategic Organization Design Workshop and Adapting to Disruption Workshop.

Most recently Beth was Senior Director Organization Capabilities at General Mills, a $16B global food company. Beth was responsible for organization design and change management practices – consulting on large scale organization design projects as well as building capability across the organization. Examples of her work include the following:

  • Led major reorganization efforts across General Mills, including restructure of both US and International businesses.
  • Led restructure of global cereal JV with partner Nestle.
  • Implemented and managed change associated with key enterprise wide change efforts.
  • Developed organization design, change management capability building curriculum and tools for HR and line leaders.

Significant other responsibilities have included; global assessment practice for pre-employment and development, leadership coaching, enterprise learning and development and culture initiatives. She also has extensive experience in leadership and team development.

Beth has a unique perspective on organizational change and development initiatives; over the course of her 32 years at General Mills (previously Pillsbury/Diageo) she has held a variety of cross functional positions within: Research and Development, Supply Chain/Operations, and Human Resources.

Beth received her BS from the University of Wisconsin in Industrial Technology – Package Engineering and her MA in Human Resource Development – Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas.

Recent Research

Fundamental Organization Transitions: Managing Complex, Simultaneous Change at Driscoll’s

In this webinar, Dan Ritter, Senior Manager for Organization Effectiveness at Driscoll’s will share the implementation of a systemic change at Driscolls focusing on fundamental transformation in the strategy and business model, but simultaneously developing capabilities and enhancing agility.

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