Organization Design: Designing for Effectiveness and Efficiency
22 April, 2009 | (01 hr)
Now more than ever, leaders are looking to configure their organizations to both win strategically and lower costs simultaneously. This might seem like an untenable balance to achieve, but more and more organizations are learning to build and enhance strategic capabilities at the same time they are cutting costs. The key is to understand the concepts and tools of strategic organization design. With these tools, organizations have shown how they can achieve growth during good economic times that surpasses the general market and can exceed performance expectations during economic downturns.
This webcast will discuss:
- The importance of having strategic clarity and agreement around the organization's trade-offs.
- How organization can identify and build differentiating capabilities that will deliver the strategy.
- How leaders can stratify work to focus limited resources on differentiating capabilities while cutting costs in other "non-strategic" areas.
- A real world example of how one organization has worked to achieve both an effective and efficient organization design.
Reed Deshler is an organization design practice leader who has worked with leaders in many top organizations including General Electric, 3M, Benjamin Moore Paints, Southern California Edison, Consumers Energy, Hertz, Black & Veatch, TVNZ, Amer... Full Bio
Joseph R. Nothwang
Joseph R. Nothwang is Executive Vice President of The Hertz Corporation and President, Vehicle Rental & Leasing for the Americas and Pacific. He is based at Hertz’ Worldwide Headquarters in Park Ridge, NJ.
Kreig Smith Kreig Smith is the founder of AlignOrg Solutions. Kreig has consulted with organizations from the Fortune Five to small businesses, for profit and not for profit, and domestic and international organizations for over twenty-five years.... Full Bio