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10 March 2017
Thriving in Complex Systems - Opening
Nick Holley opened CRF's member meeting on 8 March 2017 - 'Thriving in Complex Systems - Increasing Organisational Productivity' - by looking at the current trends that affect organisations and why organisiations should be looking at simplifying their proceses.
Thriving in Complex Systems - Increasing Organisational Productivity
This presentation from Sudhanshu Palsule looks at complexity and complex systems in contrast to linear systems and linear thinking and attempts to answer three important questions around productivity and leadership.
Mission Mastery: how to simplify organizational transformation
In this presentation, Brian Dive explores how organisations need to respond to the external challenges. The presentation looks at traps organisations fall into and the way they respond to external disruption. Brian looks at the 5 pillars in “Mission Mastery” and explores the issues around knowledge, power and culture and the implications for organisational design.
Building Capability: Outcomes for Leadership, Talent & Culture
This case study from Jane Storm, explores how Tesco responded to the external challenges in terms of their organisational model, leadership and finally HR. The case study looks at the “black art” of organisation design, what this has meant in practical terms and explores the implications for the capability of the HR function and the people in it.
In this case study from BP, Lucy Knight looks ath the HR modernisation programme at BP. The case study addresses the pressures from the external environment (oil price, changing context, demographic changes, technology) and why the programme was undertaken, implications for line manager accountability, lessons along the way and the value being delivered to the business.
Post-Meeting Review Notes: Thriving in Complex Systems
We are living in an age of complexity, with multiple, unrelated factors coming together in unpredictable ways to create situations where old solutions no longer work – they demand new ways of thinking, behaving and organising.
CRF's masterclass on 8 March 2017 set out to discuss the factors leading to this complexity and how to deal with it, becoming aware of the traps we can fall into, and building the capability to lead in new ways. Doing this in practice was illustrated through two case study organisations, Tesco and BP.
CRF White Paper: Output from BT Coaching Forum - 6 December 2016
On 6 December 2016, Corporate Research Forum brought together approximately 100 internal coaching professionals from 20 organisations at BT’s headquarters in London. The purpose was to build on CRF’s 2014 research report "Coaching – Business Essential or Management Fad?", to share experiences of how different organisations are using coaching interventions to drive improved performance, and to discuss good practices around coaching in the organisational context. This white paper documents the presentations and discussions.
2017 International Conference Brochure: Collaboration in a Competitive World - Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity
CRF's 9th International Conference is taking place between 2 and 4 October 2017. The theme for this year's conference is 'Collaboration in a Competitive World - Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity'. The conference will explore various aspects of collaboration, including teaming and teamwork, cross-sector collaboration, improving performance through social network analysis, leading in the connected world and the downsides of collaboration. Join us for this unique event to bring improvements to your organisational performance.
The purpose of HR is not simply to 'do HR' but to build organisational capability. With this in mind, the next CRF Learning HR development programme will expand on this business centric approach. Starting on 27 April 2017, the programme is aimed at HR professionals aspiring for their first HR Director role, those new in a position of Human Resources Director or those looking to increase their effectivenes as and HR Director.
Post-Meeting Review Notes: Developing a Business Relevant HR Function
These post-meeting review notes summarise thoughts and ideas expressed during CRF's member meetings on the topic of 'Developing a Business Relevant HR Function', held in London on 31 January 2017 and Brussels on 2 February 2017. If you have missed one of the meetings, these notes will provide you with a quick review and breakdown of ideas.