Workforce Planning: Does It Hurt Enough to Begin?

David Howerton

IT’S OFTEN NOT OBVIOUS when to begin workforce planning. Sometimes there are just a set of pain points in the organization. The question is: At what point does the pain cross the line at which you become willing to take action? And when that time comes, will you be ready with a business plan to address the level of demand for data-driven business insight?

ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS IN THE 1990S

We lived that experience at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) back in the late 1990s. Up to that point in time, EDS was a network of strategic business units (SBUs) acting as independent businesses, each with its own business plan, each assigned a quota to contribute to the enterprise bottom line, ...

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