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  • About the Author: Reed Deshler

    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 a…

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10 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
Using Creative Thinking to Overcome the OE Talent Shortage
More and more organizations over the past few decades have begun to implement Organization Effectiveness (OE) practices and methodologies to optimize change management, restructuring, and optimal performance of the business. To facilitate this process, many have developed OE groups and capabilities within the organization. These groups and their capabilities vary from organization to organization.

20 Mar. 2017 | Comments (0)
Why HR Professionals are the Best Change Management Partners
Change and transformation are inevitable realities for businesses and leaders. To make them successful, leaders need good change partners that will help them navigate and manage shifting demands. We’ve found that HR leaders can be some of the best change management partners, but business leaders must empower their HR partners to utilize their unique perspectives, skills, and abilities for organizational change.

07 Mar. 2016 | Comments (0)
Achieving Optimal Alignment in Your Organizational Design
The workplace is more complex, dynamic and fluid. Leadership demands are increasing around a growing area of organization change – organization design and alignment. The effort to achieve organization alignment can be time consuming, seem daunting and be fraught with challenges. But with a good change partner (someone from HR or a strategic project manager) leaders can achieve alignment success.