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Organizational Analysis: What is it...and why should I care?

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual

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Organizational analysis is the systematic process of reviewing the development, work environment, personnel and operation of an institution. Too often this type of review may be only conducted in response to crisis, if at all. It should, however, be an integral part of regularly validating how well all parts of an organization are supporting each other in implementing the strategic plan. And, for anyone driving a performance improvement initiative, it is critical for understanding how your initiative works within the larger organizational performance.

This presentation will look at the tools used for conducting organizational analysis, discuss their strengths and consider which combinations are best suited to particular environments.  Participants will be encouraged to contribute their experience and reflect on how to optimize using organizational analysis tools, so that the analysis doesn't just gather data, but generates insight.

Heidi Feickert

Ms Feickert is a Senior Organizational Development Consultant working with Org-ology. She has over 15 years' experience collaborating across businesses, government and academic organizations to create, deploy, manage and evaluate projects and programs in the learning and organizational development field. Her work has spanned everything from creating crop dusting compliance training for the FAA to leadership programs for Canadian railroad construction foremen to change management support for deploying new IT systems. She holds a Magister (double MA) from the Universität Hamburg and is a published author in the field of project management.

Dr. Brent Oberholtzer

Dr. Oberholtzer has over 20 years' experience in organizational development, including organizational redesign, culture shift, technology implementations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions. Currently Dr Oberholtzer is working with the FAA to guide an organizational redesign in fulfillment of their Destination 2025 strategic plan. He is an executive coach who has trained and mentored at all levels. He holds an MBA focusing on leadership and management from Columbia University and a PhD in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr Oberholtzer served  in the U.S. Army as a Ranger and in Special Forces Group. In addition, he held assignments to the Pentagon/ Department of Defense and has testified in Congressional hearings.


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