22 April, 2009 | (01 hr)

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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

Reed Deshler
AlignOrg Solutions

As a frequent speaker of The Conference Board’s conferences and webcasts, Reed Deshler specializes in developing strategic organization designs and helping companies bring them to fruition. As an organization consultant and principal of AlignOrg Solutions, Reed works ...Full Bio

Joseph R. Nothwang

Joseph R. Nothwang
Executive Vice President and President Vehicle Rental and Leasing
The Hertz Corporation

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.

Mr. Nothwang is responsible for all vehicle rental and leasing oper...Full Bio

Kreig Smith

Kreig Smith
AlignOrg Solutions

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. He started his career as an Organization Developm...Full Bio

Sue Negrey (Moderator)
Prgram Director
The Conference Board, Inc.

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