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11 April 2017
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.
Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future
This presentation summarises the key themes 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. Our main speakers, Professor Bill Fisher and Howard Yu, explored innovation dynamics, speed of change and organisational implications whilst case studies from Sky, Steelcase and W.L. Gore explored innovative practices in their organisations.
CRF's upcoming programme is aimed at senior and experienced HR professionals, likely to be on high potential programmes, enabling this to be integrated into your own HR talent management programmes. With first module of the programme starting on 9 May 2017, the programme will share the insights of existing board level HRD’s and business leaders to create an individualised programme to develop capability in the areas attendees most require.
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.