Using the Seven S Model to Align HR with Business Needs
Glenn Splieth, VP of HR Splieth, RadiSys Corporation September 2004

A Quick Biography Education
B.S. Natural Resources, Utah State University M.P.A. Montana State University

Work Background - Total 20+ years
Hewlett Packard Mentor Graphics Epson (Japanese) NetTest (Danish) RadiSys - Present

My Orientation to OD Influenced by:
College Studies in Natural Resources Systems Thinking - Senge Seven S Model - McKenzie Consulting Role of HR - Dave Ulrich

A Company Overview

Our Business

RadiSys Is a Leading Provider of Embedded Platforms for Compute, Processing and Network-intensive Applications for Global Communications, Enterprise and Commercial Systems Providers.

RadiSys Profile

Founded in 1987 NASDAQ ticker – RSYS 550 Employees with 200 Engineers Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon Global (NA, Asia, Europe) 2003 Revenue of $200+M

Geographical Reach

R&D Centers Production Centers Sales & Support Centers

Our Vision

To be the leading global provider of high quality, advanced embedded solutions that enable our customers to bring better products to market, faster and more economically

Our Values – Code of Conduct

Delighting Our Customers Leaders in Innovation Highest Levels of Integrity

Respect for Individuals Passion and Accountability

RadiSys’ Technical Expertise
Integrated Platforms Systems

SW-Rich SW-Rich Blades ASICs

R&D Expertise in



Architecture & Integration Compute and CPU Network Processors Embedded OSs Middleware & Software ASIC Design Signaling/Switching

Using the Seven S Model as a Diagnostic and Planning Tool

Traditional HR Planning is sometimes...
Reactionary (responding to an immediate problem) “Point solution” (focused on one issue) Not linked to other organizational initiatives Biased toward one or another types of approaches (hire more people, get a new leader, change the performance review...