Christopher G. Worley, Philip H. Mirvis, Susan Albers Mohrman, and Abraham B. (Rami) Shani, Editors (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013) The volume explores how collaboration, partnership, and networks are being developed to support the achievement of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
What are corporate boards doing to assure that their corporations are sustainably effective? This webinar with Ed Lawler (Director, CEO) and Sue Mohrman (Senior Research Scientist, CEO) was a review of the data from our study of the role of corporate boards in sustainability.
Weisz, J., Mohrman, S. A., and McCracken, A. (Second River Healthcare Press, 2012) A first-hand account of the changes being demanded of the U.S. healthcare system, this book is written by Dr. Jeffrey Weisz for his fellow physicians.
Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) and Susan A. Mohrman (CEO) explain that today, sustainability is not just a matter of good citizenship; it has become critical to the survival of corporations. Corporations need to operate in a sustainable manner in order to assure that they have strong communities and ecologies in which to operate.
Ed Lawler, Sue Mohrman, and Chris Worley took a first look at data from a new study on sustainable organizations. A just-completed CEO study focused on HR’s role in corporate sustainability activities. It looked at what HR does and what it would like to do in regards to sustainability.
Susan Albers Mohrman & A.B. (Rami) Shani explain that Health care, as it is currently organized, is not sustainable. Health care systems in the developed world are encountering increased demand for high quality health care but facing societal resource limits.
Exploring the Interface of Organization Design & Work System Design – Creating Sustainably Effective Organizations, 7/17/2012
Sue Mohrman and Chris Worley examine the relationship and the full system of capabilities required to create a sustainably effective organization. Both work system design and organization design are needed and must be orchestrated in order to align the resources and activities of the organization with strategy, and to ensure that valued high quality services and products are reliably and affordably delivered to the customer.
Transformative HR (John W. Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan) demonstrates how some of the world’s most admired and prominent organizations are redefining HR leadership by using evidence-based change to inform human capital decisions that optimize efficiency, effectiveness and strategic impact.
Network Designs For Sustainable Effectiveness—What Does it Really Take to Get Beyond the Constraints of Hierarchy and Segmentation?, 9/26/2011
To get a glimpse into the network design of the future, Sue Mohrman and Chris Worley shared a framework and case examples from our research on “Organizing for Sustainability.” Guest Speaker: Sally Breyley Parker, President, Currere, Inc.
Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) shares that for the last several months CEO succession at Apple has gotten a considerable amount of attention because of the health problems of Steve Jobs.
Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) and Christopher G. Worley (CEO) argue that despite their widespread uses, job descriptions frequently are more dysfunctional than helpful, even in traditional bureaucratic organizations.
Susan Albers Mohrman & A.B. (Rami) Shani, Editors
(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011) A large literature has been generated about sustainability, and many organizations, governments, communities and citizens have focused on it. This first volume of the Emerald series Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness learns from some of the pioneers articulating these challenges and organizing to address them.