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23 May 2017
Progress, Issue 5 (Full Edition)
This issue of Progress, CRF's e-magazine, is fifth in the series and covers a range of topics from future of work to finding your next executive search firm. Progress was launched to assist in the development of your role, to support your career and broaden your awareness of the changing business environment we operate in.
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.