OrgVue by Concentra - Infographic: Connect People to Profit - The Economic Benefits of Workforce Planning

Productivity growth is vital for organizations to stay competitive. Yet most greatly under-invest in a ‘spray and pray’ approach to productivity initiatives. This infographic summarizes the findings from the CEBR study into how workforce planning improves performance.

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February 19th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them

These post meeting notes summarise the key takeaways from the CRF residential workshop: Better Conversations, Why they Matter and How to Have Them with Wanda Wallace.

  • Tags
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Organisational Culture
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January 28th 2020

Forecasting and How to Improve It - with Margaret Heffernan

Why is our approach to forecasting so poor? Journalist, author and former CEO Margaret Heffernan on why even the best forecasters can only predict for 400 days, and on why greater emphasis is needed on scenario planning.

  • Tags
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Corporate Governance
  • Decision Making
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January 28th 2020

Creating an Experimentation Culture - Interview with Sarah Gillard

Creating an experimentation culture is a challenge for any organisation. In this interview, Sarah Gillard, People Strategy Manager for John Lewis Partnership, discusses their efforts to encourage experiments within the organisation, and on how the secret is in less top-down scenario planning, but in celebrating smaller, local area successes.

  • Tags
  • Organisational Culture
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January 28th 2020

Scenario Thinking - Interview with Dr Kris De Meyer

Simulating scenario thinking is essential for any organising wanting to improve its forward planning. In this interview, we discuss with King's College London neurscientist, Dr Kris De Meyer, how his Shutdown simulation, created for the Cabinet Office, uses immersive learning to improve people's ability to imagine different scenarios and plan for them.

  • Tags
  • Learning and Development
  • Behavioural Science
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January 27th 2020

Future Insight: Responding to Trends, Threats and Opportunities - Meeting Review

Read a summary of our January 2020 event on building foresight capability and planning for uncertain outcomes. The event featured contributions from Margaret Heffernan, neuroscientist Dr Kris De Meyer, Dan Barnard of fanSHEN and Sarah Gillard of John Lewis Partnership.

  • Tags
  • Behavioural Science
  • Capability Building
  • Change Management
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January 23rd 2020

Shutdown - Using Experiential Learning and Scenario Planning

Exploring the value of experiential learning and scenario planning to imagine and prepare for possible futures, with neuroscientist Dr. Kris De Meyer (King’s College London) and Dan Barnard, Artistic Director at fanSHEN, from their session at CRF event Future Insight in January 2020.

  • Tags
  • Learning and Development
  • Behavioural Science
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January 14th 2020

Future Insight: Responding to Trends, Threats and Opportunities

This discussion paper outlines HR’s role in developing foresight and organisation capabilities around vigilance, future sensing, environment scanning, and agile decision making in the absence of full information.

  • Tags
  • Capability Building
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Disruption
  • Globalisation
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Transformation
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December 16th 2019

CRFCast - Organisation Development - Does the World Need OD? with Chris Worley

In conversation with Professor Chris Worley, expert in organisation design and development, we discuss CRF’s Organisation Development Manifesto. Our conversation covers why OD is an essential capability for organisations to develop, the current state of the OD field, how OD practitioners can up their game in helping improving the effectiveness of their organisations, and how we can build greater agility into organisation design.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Design
  • Organisation Development
  • HR Strategy
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December 9th 2019

CRFCast - Responsible Business: How Can HR Drive the Agenda? with Professor David Grayson

In conversation with David Grayson, expert in corporate responsibility and sustainability, we discuss CRF’s research Responsible Business: How Can HR Drive the Agenda? We explore the latest trends, how corporate responsibility interacts with employee experience, the critical role of leaders in promoting sustainability, and how HR should attend to organisation culture in order to successfully embed responsible business strategies.

  • Tags
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Social Responsibility
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