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Organizational Planning and Analysis Sample Chapter

By Rupert Morrison

Organizational Planning and Analysis is a data-driven approach to workforce planning. It allows HR professionals, organizational design practitioners and business leaders to monitor an organization’s activities and analyse business data to regularly adjust plans to ensure that the business succeeds.

This latest book from Orgvue’s founder, Rupert Morrison, is a practical guide for taking a data-driven approach to workforce planning, so that organizations can meet their strategic objectives.

Inside the book, you’ll discover:

  • What organizational planning and analysis is and how it can improve business performance
  • The difference between strategic and operational workforce planning and how to embed robust succession planning
  • How to match people to new or changing roles and identify any skills gaps in the organization
  • How to use people analytics to improve the return on investment (ROI) for each employee in the organization

An introduction to workforce planning: sample chapter

The sample chapter from the book is called ‘Building the capability to secure business performance.

This free, 10-page chapter will help you to manage your organization’s demand for talent with your workforce supply to get the right people with the right skills doing the right work at the right time.

The chapter explores:

  • Setting your ‘as-is’ baseline for frequent workforce planning cycles
  • Plotting your top-down demand over time
  • Drilling down into the detail of supply planning to identify and reduce skills gaps


“Leadership is about taking an organization from one place to another, knowing that the movement can only come from the people. This book shows how data can power alignment, speed and purpose on the journey.”

Pär Åström, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Husqvarna Group

“Anyone interested in creating more effective organizations will find this an exceptional guide.”

Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

“This book gives us courage to rethink planning as a dynamic and insightful process to build long term organizational capabilities.”

Shradha Prakash, VP, Future of Work, Org Design and Talent Enablement at Prudential Financial

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