What We Bring

Thought Leadership

Amy Kates and Greg Kesler write, speak, and teach on the subject of organization design around the world. Amy is the author, with Jay Galbraith, of the books Designing Dynamic Organizations and Designing Your Organization.

Greg and Amy are the authors of Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want (2010). Their latest book is Bridging Organization Design and Performance: Five Ways to Activate a Global Operation Model (2015).

A Tested and Proven Process

Our methodology, which has been refined through 20 years of application and learning, is the standard in the field.Our process and tools are the internal methodology at companies such as Dell, Nike, MetLife, Coca-Cola, SC Johnson, Medtronic, Gallo, Disney, Deere, BASF, Bloomberg, GlaxoSmithKline, and QVC.

A Focus on Building Capabilities

We work with a capabilities mindset. As experienced diagnosticians, we use our assessments to unlock competitive differentiators. We help our clients build their future organization, not just solve today’s challenges.

A Belief in Participation and Engagement

Organization design decisions are a leader’s responsibility.  Our goal is to ensure our clients have considered a full range of viable options, understand the implications of each alternative, and are confident they are making a well-considered choice. We believe this is best done by involving a broad slice of the organization in both the assessment and option generation phases.  We find that engaging a wide variety of views results in a better set of options, and that involvement builds commitment to the design decisions and the change process.

Implementation & Activation Support

We have fully supported design implementations in complex global environments.  Our team is highly experienced in helping to build transition plans to fully implement new organizational models.

Transfer of Knowledge, Tools, and Methods

We work closely with the company’s internal HR, OD, and Learning professionals as partners. We are transparent about our process and tools and transfer as much as we can.  Our approach builds organization design capability and reduces future dependence on consultants.

Partial List of Clients
  • BASF
  • Bloomberg
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • The Coca-Cola Co.
  • John Deere & Co.
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • E&J Gallo Wineries
  • The Ford Foundation
  • G.E.
  • Girl Scouts
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Keurig Green Mountain
  • Levi Strauss
  • Marriott International
  • McKesson
  • Medtronic
  • Merck and Co.
  • MetLife
  • New York University
  • Nike
  • Pinterest
  • Philips
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • QVC
  • S.C. Johnson
  • Scottrade
  • Solvay (Abbot Labs)
  • Special Olympics
  • Tory Burch
  • Toys“R”Us
  • Tyco
  • Whirlpool