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Optimizing Organization Design

A Proven Approach to Enhance Financial Performance, Customer Satisfaction, and
Employee Engagement

Optimizing Organization Design BookOptimizing Organization Design offers a comprehensive resource and valued guide for anyone interested in improving organization performance. The book presents an approach to optimizing organization design that is based on over 100 large scale projects and 23 research studies that have been completed by Capelle Associates over the past 25 years.

In addition, the book includes insightful comments from executives on their success in using this approach. Capelle’s research and client experience reveal that optimizing organization design leads to better financial performance, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. It can provide a competitive advantage and a significant return on investment. It can also become the foundation of both strategy implementation and human resources management.

Capelle shows that organization design includes the alignment of a number of critical factors, including:

  • Positions (vertical and functional)
  • Accountabilities and authorities (managerial and cross functional);
  • People; deliverables and tasks.

He shows that manager – direct report alignment is the single most important organization design variable. His research also shows that it is a suboptimal nearly half the time. This is a horrendous waste of talent and capability, but also provides a significant opportunity for improvement in organization performance.

Optimizing Organization Design clearly explains how to implement organization design improvements.

This approach includes people change management, project management, and a cascading, iterative approach that is based on teams and involves education, doing real work and feedback. In addition, Optimizing Organization Design includes special sections on the role of the Board of Directors, project management, process management, and compensation. In addition, the author has included four case studies and a useful glossary.

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Please fill in the form below to receive a complimentary copy of the first chapter of R.G. Capelle (2014). Optimizing Organization Design: A Proven Approach to Enhance Financial Performance, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Engagement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass The chapter is called Why Organization Design Matters.

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About The Author

bio-ronRonald G. Capelle has over 35 years of organization experience. He and his colleagues have developed the Optimizing Organization Design approach. This approach is based on over 100 large scale projects and 23 research studies that they have conducted over the past 25 years. The research and client experience shows that this approach leads to better employee satisfaction, better customer satisfaction and better financial performance.

Ron has successfully completed many very complex projects, including improving the operations of an organization in over 60 countries. He has consulted with virtually all types of organizations in the private sector, non profit sector and the government sector. He has supported global clients with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

As well as consulting, Ron has completed extensive research into organization design and uses the data to offer clients a customized, proven approach to strategic organization design. This includes benchmarking databases with over 59,000 manager – direct report relationships and over 13,000 employee satisfaction questionnaire responses.

With a Ph.D. from York University, Ron is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC); a Certified Organization Development Consultant; a Register Psychologist (CPsych); a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP); and has completed the academic requirements for the Directors Education Program (University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and ICD Corporate Governance College).

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