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Ronald G. Capelle
Capelle Associates Inc.

Ron Capelle is founder and principal of Capelle Associates since 1977.

Competed RO-based projects

Ron and his colleagues have developed the Optimizing Organization Design® approach. This approach is based on over 100 large-scale projects and 24 research studies that they have conducted over the past 25 years. The research and client experience shows that this approach leads to better employee satisfaction, better customer satisfaction and better financial performance.

Ron has successfully completed many very complex projects, including improving the operations of an organization in over 60 countries.  He has consulted with virtually all types of organizations in the private sector, non-profit sector and the government sector. He has supported global clients with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

As well as consulting, Ron has completed extensive research into organization design and uses the data to offer clients a customized, proven approach to strategic organization design.  This includes benchmarking databases with over 59,000 manager – direct-report relationships and over 13,000 employee satisfaction questionnaire responses. 

Major projects

Contributions to the field of Requisite Organization

2014 - Book - Optimizing Organization Design:  A Proven Approach to Enhance Financial Performance, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Engagement (San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2013). This book includes a description of the approach; insightful comments from over 30 executives on their success in using this approach; 23 previously unpublished research studies; and four case studies.

Contributions to the Global Organization Design Society

Served as founding member of the Global Organization Design Society in 2003

Has attended and presented at global conferences including keynote addresses.

Other related career experience

Degrees and certifications

Ph.D. - York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CMC - Certified Management Consultant

CODC - Certified Organization Development Consultant

CPsych - Registered Psychologist

CHRP - Certified Human Resources Professional

The academic requirements for the Directors Education Program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management and ICD Corporate Governance College

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