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Organizational Design: An Essential HR Capability

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HR409
Understand the core frameworks and methods in organizational design and how it can be used as a lever of strategy execution. Create alignment between components of the organization and the overall business structure. Hone consulting and analytical skills to strike a balance between facilitative and expert roles.

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Organization Design has become a crucial offering of the set of organization development services that internal HR and OD professionals are being asked to provide to their clients. This course provides the core frameworks and methods in organizational design and the tools for guiding leadership teams through organizational change.

This two-day program is a highly interactive and offers a practical mix of concepts, examples from leading companies, practice against a case, and application to real participant situations.

Key Topics

  • Create alignment between components of the organization and the strategy
  • Demonstrate consulting and analytical skills by using tools to ask the right questions, diagnose root causes and develop design criteria
  • Articulate the alternatives available in organization design, the business needs they serve, the advantages and disadvantages of various options, and anticipate and plan for unintended consequences
  • Contract with and influence line clients while balancing a facilitative and expert role

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About Kates Kesler Organization Consulting

This program is taught by Kates Kesler partners. Kates Kesler is recognized as one of the leading organization design firms in the world and has been named by Forbes as one of the best consulting firms annually since 2016. Managing Partners Amy Kates and Greg Kesler have authored four of the leading books on the topic as well as the LinkedIn Learning video series on organization design. In this course they share the same methodology that they use with leaders of complex, growing, global organizations, who turn to them for guidance when making decisions about how best to structure their resources and develop new capabilities. For more information, please visit KatesKesler.com

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