The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. In the business world, however, the only absolute is the starting point and the line is never straight. Navigating your way to success requires a solid team of employees and a solid strategy. Organizational planning means knowing who you have, how they’re helping or hurting your business’s growth, and the best way to align them to realize your company objectives.
This process of evaluating and re-evaluating talent helps organizations identify gaps and redundancies, manage workforce changes more effectively, and increase productivity. In short, organizational planning keeps businesses moving forward while also preparing them for the road ahead.
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Building a staff of well-recruited, well-trained employees is only the beginning of your company’s journey. Things change – constantly. And being able to deal with that change and emerge a better organization is the goal of any business.
To do so you need to know where your top performers are within your organization, what characteristics make them your leaders, and how to strategically position them alongside the rest of your people to get the most out of everybody.
It’s hard to identify strong employees without first being able to visualize your entire workforce. That’s why having an organizational structure is step one. When a defined hierarchy is in place, usually in the form of an organizational chart, employees know who does what and who reports to whom. It also makes the company better prepared to make staffing decisions that improve operational efficiency and spur growth.
A thoroughly refined organizational structure can also provide guidance when it comes to handing out promotions, crafting development plans, and managing other employee changes.
No matter how hard you look at your org chart, you won’t glean much from names, titles and reporting relationships alone. You need pertinent workforce metrics and lots of them. This information allows you to identify employees who are helping you achieve your goals, those who may need a gentle push in the right direction, and those who are keeping your company from achieving ideal success.
Now that you’ve pinpointed the cream of your company crop, you can make well-informed decisions regarding where they fit into the organizational structure. And when things inevitably get shaken up, you’ll be better prepared to handle it.
Diversity and inclusion efforts can play a positive role in a firm's culture but many organizations today are learning that their diversity and inclusion investments of time and money have not taken them very far. Liken this to the driver who has the gas pedal to the floor while tapping the brakes. Unfortunately, the blame for this underwhelming performance often ends up at the Human Resources department's doorstep. Attendees of this webinar will learn where this hidden resistance is coming from and what to do to remove it. An understanding of the unconscious bias will allow their companies to reap the full benefits from their diversity and inclusion efforts.
Today’s companies are placing a much higher emphasis on the ability to be creative and innovative in order to move ahead in this economy. They are eagerly looking at ways people, tools and techniques can spark a rebound that gives them a competitive edge. Making innovation and creativity a key cultural value is a goal of any highly effective organization. HR can play a crucial leadership role in helping to get there.
In this lively session, participants will learn how to increase the creative intelligence of their organizations in order to stay ahead of the competition. Participants will come away with new insights, fresh perspectives, and actionable steps to make creativity and innovation meaningful cultural values within their own organizations.
For the first time in history there are four generations of leaders in the workplace. Each group has a vastly different way of communicating, differing ways of thinking about work, and under it all is a truly unique set of needs and values. These differences shape each generation's approach to their work as leaders and managers. Join our panel of leadership experts and HR executives as they explore who does what best and how HR and learning professionals are leveraging the strengths and addressing the weaknesses of each group. We will investigate what generations want from their careers, how Leaders can support these career conversation and examine the similarities and differences between the generations. We will also discuss the techniques and philosophies that are helping organizations around the globe prepare their multi-generational leaders for the increasingly complex and quickly changing workplace.
Finding and keeping good talent is difficult these days. It's not uncommon for employees to be poached, which leaves executives and HR teams asking, "How do we keep the talent we already have?" It's imperative that companies know how to build career ladders/lattices. Companies also need to understand the important role they play in fostering career mobility by outlining the critical skills that employees need to acquire as they move up or around in the company.
During our webcast, "Career Pathing: How To Create A Career Development Framework," we'll discuss:
The downfalls of not having career development frameworks for employees
How to create career paths for job roles that empower your employees to take control of their careers
How to create a gap analysis and align career development resources to close skill gaps
How to effectively track an employee’s career path and ensure they're doing the right things to get them where they want to be.
Recent studies have shown that a significant number of global organizations lack the necessary talent for critical leadership positions. Increasing globalization, coupled with historic demographic shifts in the workforce, demand that organizations build a robust pipeline of candidates for senior-level roles who are diverse in their backgrounds and perspectives, and culturally competent. This webinar shows how organizations can incorporate their commitment to diversity and inclusion into the assessment and development of managerial talent. It will examine ways to apply a “diversity lens” to selection and assessment, as well as how to evolve new measures of talent management processes that can help to accelerate the organization’s efforts to more fully tap the energies of a diverse, global talent base.
Knowledge -- once you have it, how do you make use of it? Organizations often have an untapped resource, the knowledge resident in their workers. When workers enter an organization, they bring with them knowledge and skills they have acquired over time through their experiences, education, and associations. This session will explore ways in which knowledge can be managed effectively. We will discuss techniques and resources that enable an organization to acquire, create, store, use, and share knowledge. Then we will examine a planned approach for knowledge management. Relevant technologies to assist in this effort will be discussed. Finally, one award winning knowledge management approach will be examined.
Every minute employees aren’t fully productive and up-to-speed has a significant financial effect on any organization. Learn how the Learning Paths methodology, a radically different and more efficient approach to performance and learning can result in revenue and productivity gains while reducing training and staffing costs, and decreasing development time. this webinar, you will learn the secrets to slashing time to full productivity on the job by 30-to-50% or more using the Learning Paths methodology. This proven methodology is a global best practice in rapid performance improvement that accelerates learning and dramatically reduces the time, waste, variability and cost of training employees, and trains them at the speed of business.
Is work a celebration or a chore? The choice is yours! Many wish to celebrate, but just don’t know how. The BAD BAD Apples believe people are just like Apples! They have value and impact. They can produce amazing things when provided a rich environment to GROW! With the proper attitude, anything is possible! The BAD BAD Apples will take you and your organization from ordinary to extraordinary! “Being B.A.D. is the key to success!” This interactive seminar will provide you with the Knowledge Seeds which Build And Develop the skills of professionals, students, staff and volunteers. Experience why being B.A.D is a way of Life!