Commonwealth Industries

A report of a major RO project

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One of the few case studies Elliott Jaques ever wrote about his
clinical support of major organization redesign projects.
A Global company using RO sponsors in a full RO implementation
together with Statistical Process Control in a newly acquired US
The company also used RO to assess proposed acquisitions for fit
and ease of integration into the parent company.
Management levels were reduced from eight to four.
Substantial gains were achieved in productive effectiveness,
competitiveness, sales, customer satisfaction and mutual trust.
Examples of how to sequence an organization design project.

Project Information:

Industrial sector Types of organization Governance RO Stratum of the organization Number of Employees Labour relations Region Country
Aluminium rolling mill
North America
United States
Types of interventions Specific functions targeted if any Strata in which RO interventions were used Approximate Years of project interventions
CEO & general management, Human Resources, Operations or production

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Project principals

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Mark V. Kaminski
CEO (retired) Commonwealth Industries Inc.
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Elliott Jaques
Clinician in organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute

Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations