Fridays with COMPEL Tom Foster “Management Myths and Time Span, The Research of Elliott Jaques” – June 17
333 S Service Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
Management Myths and Time Span, The Research of Elliott Jaques
As our organizations grow, headcount increases, the number and size of projects get bigger, things become more complex. Control systems get stress tested, we outgrow processes and the wheels get wobbly. We get the work done, deliver the project, the customer is happy, but when we look in the wake, there are body bags and organizational friction. All of this has an impact on profit.
We think we have personality conflicts and breakdowns in communication, so we do personality testing and conduct communication seminars, in the hope that we can all work better together. But after the seminar, nothing changes. That’s because we do not have a communication problem, we have a structure problem.
We create the structure in which people work. We set the context. It is all about structure. Change the context, behavior follows.
In his presentation, TomFoster will share the statistically significant research of the late Dr. Elliott Jaques (1917-2003) related to levels of work in organizational structure.
Tom Foster is the author of two books –
Outbound Air – Levels of Work in Organizational Structure
Hiring Talent – Levels of Work in the Behavioral Interview
Tom travels North America working with CEOs on what happens when their companies get bigger, from a dozen employees to a hundred, to five hundred, to a thousand plus. Since 2004, he has delivered this workshop to more than 450 groups.
In Broward County, Florida, Tom operates three executive peer groups, where, since 1995, he has delivered more than 14,000 hours as an executive coach to CEOs. His client base is diverse, from retail to distribution, manufacturing, construction, software, professional and industrial services. Tom is an expert on business models, organizational structure and hiring.