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The Organization Guidance System

Are your investments in people and organization initiatives giving you measurable results? Most companies invest about 1% of revenue on people and organization initiatives. Few manage, measure or target where to spend it to deliver results.

The Organization Guidance System shows you precisely how to target and measure the impact of your talent, leadership, organization and HR investments.

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The Organization Guidance System (OGS) uses mathematical and statistical algorithms to connect people and organization investments to important business outcomes: employee, strategic, customer, financial and community results.

Traditional benchmark data focuses improvement on program strengths and weakness – not on which initiatives most deliver business results.

OGS guides how to manage your budget of 1% of revenue to make it 10% more effective by making the “right” investments.

Invest People and Organization Budgets with Precision

Stakeholder Results

Consider five stakeholder outcomes at the top of the table above. Which are most important to your organization today? Then consider 36 initiatives you could invest in across four pathways: talent, leadership, organization and HR.

It’s daunting to select from 180 choices (5 outcomes * 36 initiatives = 180 choices) and whether you should invest to deliver results across one or all stakeholder results. If you had to pick the priority of the 180 cells to optimize your 1% of revenue in people and organization initiatives, would you know which cells to pick? The OGS provides the answers!

The OGS portfolio grid offers incredible insights.

OGS generates a custom portfolio for one to four pathways: Talent, Leadership, Organization and HR. The optimal portfolio grid emerges by having multiple raters - we suggest 20 - rate all four pathways. However, you are welcome to try out one pathway yourself just to get a feel. The example above guides a sample company to focus on talent more than organization to deliver their desired results. The data show that building a business case to improve leadership and helping HR professionals improve working relationships also will improve stakeholder outcomes.

Stakeholder Results

Consider five stakeholder outcomes at the top of the table above. Which are most important to your organization today? Then consider 36 initiatives you could invest in across four pathways: talent, leadership, organization and HR.

It’s daunting to select from 180 choices (5 outcomes * 36 initiatives = 180 choices) and whether you should invest to deliver results across one or all stakeholder results. If you had to pick the priority of the 180 cells to optimize your 1% of revenue in people and organization initiatives, would you know which cells to pick? The OGS provides the answers!

The OGS portfolio grid offers incredible insights.

OGS generates a custom portfolio for one to four pathways: Talent, Leadership, Organization and HR. The optimal portfolio grid emerges by having multiple raters - we suggest 20 - rate all four pathways. However, you are welcome to try out one pathway yourself just to get a feel. The example above guides a sample company to focus on talent more than organization to deliver their desired results. The data show that building a business case to improve leadership and helping HR professionals improve working relationships also will improve stakeholder outcomes.


How Do We Get Started?

Begin by assessing one or more pathways below and then inviting other leaders to complete the assessments that you’ve completed.

Four Pathways to Improve Organization and People

Leadership Brand

Talent

Organization Capability

HR Effectiveness

Leadership Brand

You’ve made a strong business case for investing in leadership talent and have developed a reputation for building great leadership teams.

 

Assess

OGS assessments are based on decades of research and application by University of Michigan professor Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood, co-founders of RBL.

  • Assess one to four pathways (you get the best results by doing all four)
  • Invite other leaders in your organization to assess the same pathways (every additional assessment increases the validity of your results)
  • Review your custom portfolio grid, create your improvement plan and identify business metrics you will track over time

3 Immediate Results

OGS provides three immediate results - the first two are state of the art and the third offers dramatic insight into how to make results happen:

  • An aster plot showing strengths and weakness of your initiatives compared with global mean scores
  • A heat map showing which investments will have impact and which will not
  • Your personalized investment portfolio grid to show where your company should invest to improve stakeholder outcomes
 
 

Improve

Use the Organization Guidance System to allocate your budgets effectively and initiate, monitor and track initiatives to drive improved business results. With an OGS subscription, you can:

  • Identify and assign improvement initiatives
  • Select business KPIs that align to your business outcomes from the RBL.ai Metrics Library
  • Monitor business KPIs through the Metrics Manager Dashboard
  • Receive alerts to create Corrective Action Plans when business outcome KPIs trend in the wrong direction
  • Create and manage assessment snapshots to capture a longitudinal view of improvements over time