Economist & Senior Research Scientist
- Center for Effective Organizations
People Analytics and Organisational Development (OD) are practiced in organisations as almost completely different professions, yet their principles are very similar.
Done the right way, analytics and OD are like twins separated at birth – and not like the left brain/right brain stereotypes typically used to describe their differences.
In this session, Alec Levenson will review the foundations and overlaps where the worlds of OD and People Analytics come together to create the most meaningful insights and impactful organisational changes.
He will discuss the challenges of integrating both approaches in a world where senior leaders want overly-quick diagnoses and even quicker actions, when more careful scientifically-based approaches can produce better outcomes for the bottom line and the people who work for you.
Integrating Analytics and Organisational Development for Deeper Impact
How to integrate People Analytics with organisational development and change.
Focus: Strategy/leadership; org change; transformation
This session will cover:
- The foundations and overlaps where the worlds of OD and People Analytics come together to create the most meaningful insights and impactful organisational changes
- The challenges of integrating both approaches and how to approach overcoming them.
Watch this session and learn:
- How to approach doing People Analytics and OD as an integrated set of frameworks
- The strategic benefits of taking an integrated approach, regardless of whether you are a People Analytics or OD practitioner.
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Economist & Senior Research Scientist, USC
Alec Levenson is an Economist and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
His action research and consulting work with companies optimise job and organisation performance and HR systems through the application of organisation design, job design, human capital analytics and strategic talent management.
Alec’s work with companies combines the best elements of scientific research and practical, actionable knowledge that companies can use to improve performance.
He draws from the disciplines of economics, strategy, organisation behaviour, and industrial-organisational psychology to tackle complex talent and organisational challenges that defy easy solutions.
He has trained Human Resources professionals from a broad range of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies in the application of human capital analytics. Alec’s research has been featured in numerous academic and business publications, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CNN, and more. He has published three books: Strategic Analytics; Employee Surveys That Work; and What Millennials Want From Work (joint with Jennifer Deal)