Matching OD Methods to Your Marketplace Madness: 2 Tools for Aligning Structure and Strategy

  • 05 Apr 2011
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis Opus Hall (MOH) 201


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              Jack A.Tesmer           Paul Pelkola

About the Program:
Jack Tesmer and Paul Pelkola will demonstrate two useful, dynamic and well-tested models to help you to research, interpret, and collaborate with your O.D. clients. You will learn and discuss practical applications for how these models can be used in creation of strategy, organization development and design, culture change, and process design/redesign.

Your will learn about:
•    The theory base for the Perfect Biz Match – a tool for assessing an organization’s market position – and the Organization Alignment Model, which can be used to create market-appropriate business and organizational strategies
•    Fundamental uses for the Perfect Biz Match  and Organization Alignment models
•    How to identify the market in which your organization competes
•    How to align your organization to best serve your market

About the Presenters:

Jack A. Tesmer is president of The Jack Tesmer Institute, a market and organizational assessment company, and principle partner of Jack Tesmer Associates, a network of organizational, management, and marketing consultants. With over 40 years in the field of organization development, Jack has worked internally and externally in the US and internationally, and is a highly regarded consultant, theorist and author (Your Perfect Business Match, 2002). He assists managers worldwide to respond to the changing forces in the marketplace by adapting their management, strategies, culture, and new-product activities.  He managed the 3M corporate organization development function for 10 years and consulted on a worldwide basis to nearly all of the 35 divisions, support organizations, and foreign subsidiaries, and administrative groups. His clients have included 3M divisions and staff groups, health care organizations, a public utility, private schools, a counseling partnership, an information systems consortium, and others in a wide variety of marketplaces.

Paul Pelkola is the Principal at Paul Pelkola and Associates. He has worked in organization development for 25 years as an internal and external practitioner with clients in a variety of markets and industries. Paul has 35 years of experience in business and Industry with over 20 years experience in a Fortune 100 company managing organization development and process improvement functions with projects in industrial, consumer, health care and electro-communications businesses.  Paul’s expertise is in organization design, redesign and development; process improvement; re-engineering and design; Six Sigma; and business planning including strategic, operations and tactical business plans and their implementation. Paul has worked in the insurance industry, for Reserve Mining Co., and for 3M. He has been an independent consultant since 2007.  He is on the Board of the Minnesota Organization Development Network, and on the advisory committee for the Business Program of the Hennepin Technical College.

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