CASE STUDY: Achieving Breakthrough Performance Through HR/Business Alignment: Two Corporate Success Stories

SHRM 2012 Strategy Conference
Workplace Application: Using two biomedical device companies as a case study, you will learn how to achieve breakthrough performance in your own organization by driving greater HR and business alignment.
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In this case study session, the presenters will describe how they achieved breakthrough performance at two biomedical device companies, Tornier and ev3 (now part of Covidien), by driving greater HR/business alignment using a high-performance management system model. You will learn how HR can earn a seat at the strategy table and be viewed as a change agent by aligning the HR vision, mission and performance with the needs of the overall business.  You will learn how to create the right diagnostic measures and tools to assess and evaluate HR performance against the strategic priorities of the organization.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Greg Morrison


Greg Morrison considers himself a change agent and has applied his skills in strategically addressing business challenges and building two sustainable high performing global Human Resource functions.  His success is attributed to surrounding himself with great people who transform into powerful strategic leaders that thrive on change and drive value throughout the organization. Morrison is currently the Global Vice President, Human Resources for Tornier, Inc. - a leading global orthopaedic extremity company.  Tornier provides innovative solutions that every patient deserves, and is the partner that every orthopaedic specialist trusts. Prior to joining Tornier, he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources at ev3 Inc. from August 2007 to December 2010, and as Vice President, Human Resources from May 2002 to August 2007. 

Nancy K. Weidenfeller

Nancy K.
Weidenfeller, SPHR

For over 20 years Nancy Weidenfeller has partnered with leaders to achieve better organizational performance through talent management. She has extensive background in organization development, leadership development, strategic management, talent systems design, and high performing team development. Since joining MDA in 2004 she has partnered with a variety of organizations including Ameriprise, BlueCross BlueShield North Dakota, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Covidien ev3, Graco, The International Monetary Fund, Liberty Diversified International, Malt-O-Meal Brands, Samueli Institute, Tornier, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Xcel Energy.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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