Stephen D. Clement

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Stephen D. Clement
Organizational Design, Inc. (ODI)

Dr. Stephen D. Clement is founder and President of Organizational Design, Inc. of San Antonio, Texas. He is the co-author with Elliott Jaques of Executive Leadership, A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity (1991), in which he discusses leadership development and its effects on the design of organizations. As a consultant to industry, Dr. Clement specializes in the application of basic design principles to the organization of work including key work related processes, and the underlying leadership and management skills required to perform such work effectively.

Organizational Design, Inc., was founded in 1985 to assist executives in enhancing the profitability and productivity of their respective organizations. The firm holds the belief that building a competitive edge requires that the company establish a requisite organizational structure, define clear roles, assign competent people to roles and establish clear working relationships.

Dr. Clement's career as an organizational and leadership expert began at the United States Military Academy. At U.S.M.A., Dr. Clement taught courses on leadership and was Director of Research in the Leadership Department. Throughout a distinguished military career, Dr. Clement designed and developed the Army's current leadership and human resource development program.

Dr. Clement also has applied his knowledge and experience to international organizations. He has assisted executives in designing and developing their internal structures to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness. He has designed executive level leadership and management development programs and has lectured and consulted throughout the world.

Degrees and certifications

  • B.S. - Engineering - The United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, United States 1965
  • M.S. - Industrial Relations - Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, United States 1971
  • Ph.D. - Organizational Communications - Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, United States 1973

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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.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
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
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
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
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