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. The conference speakers joining us will be:
Dr Margaret Heffernan - Author and Producer
Amy Edmondson - Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Rob Cross - Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business, Babson College
Hamish Taylor - Innovation Consultant and Former CEO
Alex Steele - Jazz Pianist and Consultant
To find out more about the conference, the conference themes and our speaker, please download the conference brochure. Join us for this unique event to assess collaboration withing your organisation and bring improvements to your organisational performance.
Post-meeting review notes: Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future
These post-meeting review notes summarise key messages and ideas from CRF's member meeting - 'Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future', which was held in partnership with IMD Business School on 3rd and 4th April 2017. If you have missed this CRF member meeting, the notes will provide a detailed summary of all presentations, as well as practical ideas you can consider to encourage innovative thinking within your organisation.
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.
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.
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.
An Uncertain World - Interview with Dr. Margaret Heffernan
In this short video from our 8th International Conference in Prague, we ask our Chairman - Margaret Heffernan - about her impressions and discuss the increasing rate of change the business are facing, as well as how organisations can better prepare for the future in a climate of increasing uncertainty.
During the three days at CRF's 8th International Conference in Prague, our experts have guided us to look a decade ahead and broaden our understanding of the key political, economic, social and technological influences that will impact on our organisations, our people - and ourselves.
The conference retrospective summarises the key messages from our speakers - Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Professor Arturo Bris, Ed Carr, Dr Carsten Sørensen and Professor Ian Goldin.