Developing Greater Autonomy & Capability:
Capacity is an increased internal ability to respond to organization design needs. With a small corporate group of organization effectiveness specialists supporting nearly 70,000 employees over 150 countries, Abbott Laboratories needed to build capabilities within local HR leaders. They also wanted to develop a toolkit to confidently offer to HR and line leaders.
AlignOrg Solutions worked with Abbott leaders to customize a toolkit to their company language, culture, and context. We walked HR leaders through an education process than encompassed how to recognize and diagnose organization design needs to understand the most effective tools and approaches to deploy to solve complex organizational problems.
After working with Abbott to build their organization design capabilities, they changed from a model where a handful of OD specialists were called upon to support a large global organization to a model where HR generalists had less dependency on that core group and greater capability to lead the many organization design efforts going on across the company.