Novus International

Novus is one of the few companies that has developed a comprehensive RO-based Novus Management System

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The Issue:

Initially, Novus was founded as a spin-off from the Monsanto Chemical Company about 1990.  Its first President, Joe Privott, was as chemical engineer at Monsanto and had experienced a well-developed management system there.  He wanted to select an integrate theory-based system for his new company that would appeal to his scientifically trained managers. He explored and found Elliott Jaques and his Requisite Organization

Project Information:

Industrial sector Types of organization Governance RO Stratum of the organization Number of Employees Labour relations Region Country
Agri-nutriceuticals - manufacturing additives to animal feeds
850 Not-unionized
United States
Types of interventions Specific functions targeted if any Strata in which RO interventions were used Approximate Years of project interventions
Levels-based strategic planning and or competitive analysis, Senior management orientation to concepts, Time-span interviews, Levels of work complexity, Functional Alignment, Alignment of positions, Writing of requisite role / position descriptions, Managerial accountabilities and authorities, Staffing, Training in effective managerial leadership practices, Cross functional accountabilities and authorities, Manager - once - Removed Authorities and Accountabilities, Talent pool review - calibration and gearing, Compensation, RO Skills Transfer to the Organization, Coordinating RO concepts and approaches with other organization improvement programs, Due diligence assessment of potential mergers and acquisitions and/or planned integration of the two or more firms
CEO & general management, Distribution and warehousing, Finance, accounting, & audit, Human Resources, Information technology, Marketing, sales & customer service, Operations or production, Research & development
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
17 years

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Project principals

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W. Joseph Privott
Privotts LC
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Thad Simons
President & CEO
Novus International, Inc.
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Sabrena Mayhan (formerly Hamilton)
Former Head of Global Human Resources
Novus International
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Nancy R. Lee
Requisite Organization Associates, Inc. Lee Cornell Associates

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