Dean Geoffrey Garrett
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Teaching + Innovation
Experiential Learning Center
Open Expression Statement
BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
Management + Organization
GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Executive Education Redirect
Business Communication (BUCO)
Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)
Finance + Business Economics (FBE)
Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Center for Effective Organizations
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Center for Global Innovation
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Giving + Support
Alumni Engagement + Resources
Rigorous research. Reliable results.
Since its founding in 1979, the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) brings over 40+ years of experience in conducting cutting-edge research and helping forward thinking leaders and companies bridge research and practice to solve complex organizational effectiveness challenges.
As a leading university-based action-research center, CEO’s world-renowned researchers and practitioners are at the forefront of the future of work focused on evolutionary leadership in organization design, agility and change, organizational transformation, digital transformation, people analytics, employee resource groups, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, leading multi-generational workforces, leadership development, and strategy execution. CEO distinguishes itself from other applied research centers and consulting organizations by partnering with organizations to rigorously assess the relevant and strategic issues facing them, applying proven interventions guided by that assessment, and evaluating the effectiveness of the engagement. The Center for Effective Organization's pioneering research has earned it an international reputation for research that bridges the gap between academic theory and management practice.
CEO offers action research, consulting, custom programs, and executive education.
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Quoted: Jennifer Deal in The Wall Street Journal
Jennifer Deal, Senior Research Scientist of the USC Marshall Center for Effective Organizations, on the challenges of hybrid workplaces, in The Wall Street Journal. [paywall]
Research: How Does Your Garden Grow? The Interface of Employee and Sales Growth Post IPO
Article co-authored by Theresa Welbourne, CEO Senior Affiliated Researcher, and colleagues in Wiley.
Research: HR Strategy Tops Priority List for 2022 - New Findings from the Latest Business Drivers Study
In this study of what Dr. Welbourne calls the Business Drivers Research, she starts by exploring the way many studies are done in organizations today.
Op-Ed: Alec Levenson in the Harvard Business Review
Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist, and colleagues discuss the benefits of steering clear of groupthink in the Harvard Business Review.
Cited: John Boudreau in Human Resource Executive
John Boudreau, Research Scientist, is cited in a piece on the Top 100 HR Technology Influencers of 2022.
NEWS + EVENTS
The 2020 Diversity Impact Award Winners
The Association of ERGs & Councils released their annual list of the Top 25 US Employee Resource Groups, Top 10 Enterprise-Wide ERGs, Top 10 Diversity Action and Executive Sponsor Recognition Awards.
Organizational Resilience – Immediate & Sustained
Our Senior Researchers have designed a multidisciplinary approach that spans strategy, organization design, technology systems, data and analytics, leadership, and strategic HR. [subscription]
“What’s My Energy” Platform Allows for Energy Tracking and Productivity Optimization
The Daily Energy Pulsing Project was launched to help individuals learn through a daily reflection process.
NETWORKS + RESEARCH
CEO SPONSORS NETWORK
CEO is supported by a network of leading global organizations who join the CEO Sponsors network to apply evidence based research in real-time through the relationships with CEO’s world renowned research scientists and other senior leaders within the network.
THE ENTERPRISE EFFECTIVENESS NETWORK [EEN]
Led by USC Marshall CEO experts in building enterprise effectiveness, the network brings together senior HR Business partners, heads of COE’s, and their teams to tackle key issues that matter for the participating companies at a deeper level than is taking place today. Network meetings are held in-person and online.
FUTURE OF WORK RESEARCH
Beyond Upskilling: How Work Automation Climate Enhances Organization Effectiveness.
IMPACT OF EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS [ERGs] RESEARCH
The Annual Employee Resource Groups benchmarking scientific study, launched in 2012, is pivotal to advancing knowledge of ERGs and their impact on organizational strategy and performance. The study helps DEI leaders, ERG leaders, executive sponsors and leadership teams understand the ways in which ERGs are driving impact within organizations.
CERTIFICATES + WORKSHOPS
Strategic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership Certificate
As you advance through your journey as an ERG leader, the ERG leadership certificate can help you not only during your time as an ERG leader, but also strengthen your skills for future, non-ERG leadership roles. The ERG Certificate program will help move you ahead on your journey from where you are now, to your next role.
Certificate in Human Capital and Effective Organizations
The Certificate in Human Capital and Effective Organizations (HCEO) is an excellent complement to more traditional HR executive development. Participants gain knowledge and expertise on five key competencies that are often overlooked, yet vital for those moving into strategic positions. The rigorous and integrated curriculum prepares high-potential professionals to take leadership roles in their organizations.
Certificate in Organization Design
Organization design is a critical organizational capability in today’s dynamic global economy. The Organization Design Certificate Program offers participants a deep understanding of this important competency, as well as opportunities for application of design models, tools, and processes in their organizations. One-on-one coaching and peer consulting foster a community of business leaders while providing breadth and depth in the skills required to address design challenges at all levels of the organization.
CEO hosts a variety of workshops, network meetings, and events throughout the year. See the events calendar for the latest offerings HERE.
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