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Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

People Analytics and Change

Click here for the PowerPoint slides (in PDF format). People Analytics has made great strides in the world of HR, rapidly becoming a core capability that most CHROs feel they cannot do without. Yet even as organizations continue to build greater people analytics...

Analytics and OD: Twins Separated at Birth?

Analytics and OD: Twins Separated at Birth?

During the development of the modern HR function over the past half century, four disciplines emerged that define the essential expertise for strategic HR: business strategy, organization design, organizational development (OD) and analytics. As Dave Ulrich has often noted, the traditional HR function was very inward looking. In contrast, each of these disciplines requires an […]

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Ecosystem Design Webinar with BASF (Audio Only)

In this webinar, Alan Weinstein, Global KAM & Customer Network Leader at BASF describes the creation of a global ecosystem network organization at BASF.

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Digital Sociotechnical System Design

Stu Winby (Spring) and Sue Mohrman, Ph.D. (CEO) explain how digital platforms increasingly are dictating how work is carried out, breaking down boundaries between companies, geographies, customers, and other stakeholders and participants, and determining who will benefit from advancing technology.

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Reflections: Sociotechnical Systems Design and Organization Change

This paper by William Pasmore, Ph.D. (Center for Creative Leadership), Stu Winby (Spring), Sue Mohrman, Ph.D. (CEO), Richard Vanasse (Spring) traces the evolution of sociotechnical systems design from its origins in the coal mines of Great Britain to the present day and beyond, into our digital future.

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Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award

The Susan G. Cohen Research Award in Organization Design, Effectiveness, and Change, jointly given by CEO and the Organization Development and Change (ODC) division of the Academy of Management, is offered in remembrance of Dr. Susan Cohen, who was a research scientist at CEO, in the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, from 1988-2006.

Designing Organizations for the Digital World

In this webinar, Stu Winby, President, Spring Networks, will join CEO Research Scientists Sue Mohrman and Chris Worley to discuss and give examples of the fundamentally changed organization designs that are emerging.

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Analytics and Design for High Performance

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.

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Workplace Fatigue is a Systems Problem

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.

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Organization Design Capabilities: What Organizations Need to be Agile in Today’s Increasingly Turbulent World

During this webinar, Sue Mohrman and Chris Worley provide an overview of organization design, describe its importance, and make the business case for an internal design capability.

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Why High Performance Work Design Trumps Employee Engagement

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.

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How HR Supports Organization Agility, 2/29/2016

In this webinar, Chris Worley and Sue Mohrman, Senior Research Scientists and Directors of CEO’s Organization Design Program, describe the foundations of agility – how the full systems design using the Star Model compliments today’s VUCA world.

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