Organizational Network Analysis

Powering teams to better execute business strategy

Organizational Network Analysis

Posted by Tiffany McDowell, PhD and Don Miller on August 4, 2016.

Companies today are “living organizations” that must constantly adapt to market and industry pressures in order to stay competitive. This mode of continual change means they can no longer operate effectively in formal, rigid frameworks. Most executives recognize this shift—92 percent of surveyed leaders believe that redesigning their organization is either very important or important, and many are moving away from formal, functional structures and redesigning their organizations to be dynamic and team-based. Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) is a tool that can help manage living organizations to keep them agile and responsive to changes in the business environment.

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Innovation, high performance, and diversity

Putting the puzzle pieces together


Posted by Juliet Bourke on February 26, 2016.

The discovery of DNA, the breaking of the German Enigma Code, the development of the Black-Scholes Options Pricing and Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. Seemingly disparate moments in science, war, and economics—but there’s a unifying theme.

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How does your organization work?

Share your experiences in the Global Human Capital Trends 2016 pulse survey

Share your experiences in the Global Human Capital Trends 2016 pulse survey

Posted by Ben Dollar on November 4, 2015.

For the past three years, Deloitte has researched and reported on evolving trends in business, HR, and talent. These Global Human Capital Trends Reports have included topics ranging from developing high-performing leaders and employees to fostering employee engagement and retention to the rise of the open talent economy and the forces transforming the role of HR. This year, Deloitte’s fourth annual Global Human Capital Trends pulse survey explores trends in organization design and culture; in learning, leadership, and workforce management; and within the HR function itself. Continue reading “How does your organization work?”

“Trickle up” performance management

Team leaders should own this process

“Trickle up” performance management

Posted by Nathan Sloan on May 19, 2015.

When 90 percent of 3,300 business and HR leaders surveyed don’t believe performance management is a good use of their time (see Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report), a desire for change is apparent — and it’s underway. Many companies (89 percent of those same survey respondents) have recently changed or are planning to change their performance management system. Deloitte is no exception: An April 2015 Harvard Business Review article describes how we’re Reinventing Performance Management at Deloitte. We recognize that organizations differ in type of work, culture, etc. But we believe that the thinking and innovation behind the changes we’re making are what’s needed to reverse the dismal perception of performance management and transform it into the driver of business results it’s meant to be.

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