PeopleFit Australasia provides companies with organisation design and leadership effectiveness solutions. PeopleFit deploys the science-based Requisite Organization methodology in a practical way that ensures exceptional, sustainable results while also building mutual trust and high levels of employee satisfaction.
The Leadership Framework© is the foundation of this work. It helps managers to analyse root causes of organisation dysfunction and to implement structure, systems, accountable leadership practices and workable plans that have the commitment of their teams.
PeopleFit’s capability is derived from the Principals’ and Associates’ extensive experience in management roles and over 20 years hands-on experience with Requisite Organization theories, concepts and practices.
Barry Deane has over 20 years’ knowledge and experience of the practical use of Requisite Organization (RO) in the workplace. He has worked in a variety of senior executive roles in the heavy engineering and mining industries in Australia and internationally.Barry is most valued for his clear, strategic thinking and his ability to work with senior executives and their teams to link business strategy with execution effectiveness. He is an expert in helping managers identify and address key organisation and business issues to achieve lasting reform and sustainable results. He is passionate about the application of science-based principles and practices focused on the development of trusting, productive working relationships between employer and employee. Barry holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, and he is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and was a Myer Foundation Visiting Fellow to Penn State University in 1993. He serves on the Board of the Global Organization Design Society based in Toronto.
Sheila Deane has over 20 years’ experience in the science-based application of Requisite Organization principles in the workplace. She has human resource management and line management experience in retail, manufacturing, services and heavy engineering industries.
Sheila’s expertise is leadership effectiveness and measurement, organisation design and implementation, team working and strategic human resource management. She brings rigour, clarity and a practical approach to leaders who need to develop effective structure, systems and leadership practices that build accountable, productive, trust-inducing workplaces.
An expert in organisational relationship management, she is recognised as a courageous and supportive partner of line managers at all levels. Working with Sheila, managers quickly develop confidence in how to apply the principles in their own teams so that they achieve employee commitment and exceptional results. She holds a B. Business in Business Administration with distinction and an AHRI award for academic excellence, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Dr. Stephen Clement graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an Artillery officer in 1965. He has a MS in Industrial Relations and a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Purdue University. Following graduate school, he worked as an organizational and leadership expert in the U.S. Army, at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Dr. Clement designed and developed the U.S. Army’s leadership development programs, many elements of which remain as leadership doctrine for Army Soldiers and Officers worldwide.
While developing the Army’s leadership programs, Dr. Clement worked with Dr. Elliot Jaques combining Dr. Jacques’ background in human nature and social organizations with Dr. Clement’s background in leadership and military organizations. This led to their working together to assist Australia’s CRA (now Rio Tinto) in a major organizational reform program initiated in 1979 by CRA’s Managing Director, Sir Roderick Carnegie.
Dr. Clement retired from the United States Army in 1979 after 20 years of distinguished service and established Organizational Design, Inc. (ODI) in his home state of Texas. ODI’s original charter was to provide organizational design advisory services in a partnership with Dr. Jaques, both for CRA in Australia and for the US Army.
This work led to the authoring of two books: Requisite Organization published in 1989 in which Dr. Clement was a significant contributor, followed by Executive Leadership published in 1991 in which Dr. Clement and Dr. Jaques were co-authors.
Dr Clement has continued to work extensively with the US military and civilian branches of the Uinted States Defense establishment, as well as extending his work into a wide range of civilian industries.
For the past 7 years, he has been heavily engaged in transforming the Headquarters of the Department of the Army, to more effectively meet the needs of a rapidly changing economic and war fighting environment.
Dr. Clement’s awards and decorations include several battlefield medals including The Soldiers Medal, The Bronze Star Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal, The Air Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Heroism as well as several distinguished service awards e.g., The Legion of Merit, Military Medical Merit and in 2007, the United States Secretary of the Army Public Service Award.
Dr. Clement has been a longtime member of the Army Science Board (ASB) and recently chaired the Innovation Panel for the ASB.
Dr. Glenn Mehltretter is the founder and president of PeopleFit®, an international consulting firm established in 1981 to aid clients in building more effective and efficient organisations and to help individuals enhance their personal career development.
Glenn has 15 years experience in the field of engineering and management and 20 years as a management consultant. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from the Dartmouth Amos Tuck School of Business, and an Ed.D. with a concentration in Training and Development from North Carolina State University.
One of the world’s experts in Requisite Organization, talent pool evaluation and development, and cognitive capability, Glenn has spoken internationally on the theory, tools and processes to apply them within organisations to bring about transformation.
Michelle Malay Carter has fifteen years experience in training, leadership development, and organisational development, as well as several years’ professional experience in fields of marketing, advertising, and communications. During her career, she has served clients as an internal, external, and independent consultant in small organisations and within one of the world’s largest.
Also an author and speaker, Michelle’s writing has been featured on HR.com, and she served as a visiting lecturer in NC State University’s Department of Communications.
Michelle received her undergraduate degree in Journalism/Advertising from Kent State University. She earned her master’s degree in Organisational Development from NC State University and received a certificate in Organisational Development from UNC-Charlotte.
Mark Kaminski is a professional non-executive director and former Director and CEO of a US manufacturing company which he grew from $US240 million to $2 billion in sales.
Mark graduated in science and has a Harvard Business School Advanced Management Degree. Mark had extensive early experience in manufacturing and sales. His later experience in business leadership included extensive change leadership, turning around an under-performing company and driving significant business growth.
Dr. Herb Koplowitz is one of the leading world experts in Requisite Organization. His clients appreciate his ability to translate his deep understanding of the theory into practical solutions for complex problems.
Herb works with organisations to: align structure to strategy, so each strategic goal is assigned to a role at the appropriate level; fit staffing to structure, ensuring that employees’ capabilities match the requirements of their roles; and train managers to develop the capabilities required to direct and support employees and to hold them accountable.
Herb is a psychologist trained in organisational design, managerial practice and human capability. He holds a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Cornell University, a Ph. D. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and registration as an organisational psychologist in Ontario.
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