Simplification: Tackling the Complexity of Strategic Workforce Planning


Organizations are struggling with how to balance the needs, wants and expectations of global talent to build an agile workforce plan that delivers on business strategy in a climate that varies dramatically from those past. Unable to take a step back from the legacy, opinion, complexity and traditional thinking is fuelling an inability to self-diagnose and build game-changing and sustainable capability. Practitioners need to eliminate cost and time redundancy by focusing on “fit for purpose” strategy instead of “best practices”.
This workshop will explore developing and managing whole systems and helping organizations to create an explicit connection for design, effectiveness and development. This will allow development of a healthy system which can be replicated to ensure that they remain relevant within external context and that they can integrate strategy, financial and people planning.
In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Why “fit for purpose”is the best approach for SWP.
  • How SWP needs a holistic approach.
  • How a new holistic approach can both simplify and sustain your people planning.


Susan DeFazio

Principal and Global WFP Lead, Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (KellyOCG)

Lynne Scott

Director, Organisational Excellence and Learning and Development, AstraZeneca