Kenneth Craddock

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Kenneth Craddock

Ken Craddock is a consultant specializing in requisite organization and in quality. He has developed insightful recommendations integrating the operational concepts of Elliott Jaques and W. Edwards Deming. He provides support to managers for organizational transformation to increase effectiveness and improve strategy.

In the early 1990s Craddock was assistant to W. Edwards Deming, the man who gave quality to the Japanese. He has consulted to firms of varying sizes, including a Fortune 100 firm, where he trained mid-level managers on creative thinking in week-long sessions.

He has also worked as an analyst and management planner, as a consultant for metropolitan government, and supervised development of a PC-based tracking system to monitor services provided to clients. As a management planning analyst, he developed the first MBO business plans for 16 offices, with 2300 staff and $146 million budget.

While at Columbia he initiated surveys which led to the first revision of the business school curriculum in 30 years, made proposals to improve morale, wrote cases and helped develop new courses.

Ken has been a guest lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business on quality, strategy, and requisite organization design. He has published 8 articles and papers and has made several conference presentations.

Degrees and certifications

  • M.A. - Business History (Thesis: Requisite Leadership: A Neglected Model of Organization Effectiveness) - Columbia University, New York City, United States
  • M.P.A. - Management - Kennedy School at Harvard University, Massachusetts, United States

Contact Info

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