Authentic Insights Blog

Why You Need A Capability Model Instead of A Competency Model To Drive Strategy

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Apr 15, 2014

I’ve had a lot of conversations lately about building competency models. I’ve built a lot of them and frankly, I’m not sure I get the value-add, given some much larger, more concrete priorities, but here’s what I’ve been told when I asked why the company wanted to invest the time in building them:‘We need a…

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20 Questions That Will Guide A Strategic HR Discussion

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Mar 18, 2014

So you’ve got a seat at the table. Now what? Often HR partners get to the proverbial table, but really struggle to join the strategic dialog for a variety of reasons. It is tough when you’re not running a P&L or in the trenches every day; but elevating the conversation from the HR seat is…

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Organization Design: How Many Is A Crowd?

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Dec 13, 2012

At the start of every organization design project, if I am lucky, I am asked, ‘who really should be involved in this?’ If I am unlucky, there is an assumption that building the design will only involve one or two senior leaders. Unlucky in this case, usually makes for a very long project and a…

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8 Signs That It’s Time To Restructure Your Organization

By Jennifer Eggers ~ Sep 4, 2012

Organization Redesign: To do or not to do (and when)? This question does not always have an obvious answer. Organization redesign, by definition can be quite disruptive, even when handled as smoothly as possible, and even with the best of intentions. There is always a risk that the new structure will bring with it some…

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