Simplification: Tackling the Complexity of Strategic Workforce Planning


Organizations struggle to balance the needs, wants and expectations of global talent to build an agile workforce plan that supports and aligns with business strategy in a volatile and unstable economic climate. The inability to take a step back from legacy systems, opinion, complexity and traditional thinking is hampering your organization’s ability 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 the development and management of whole systems and help organizations create an explicit connection for design, effectiveness and development. The connection will promote the development of a healthy system that can be replicated to ensure all systems remain relevant within external context, and can integrate with strategic, financial and people planning.
In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Why “fit-for-purpose” is the best approach for SWP
  • How a holistic approach to SWP can improve human capital outcomes
  • 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