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Organisational Design – Time for a Revisit?

By Geoffrey Matthews 3rd April 2018

After so much discussion these last years in the HR community about talent, leadership and technology, is organisational design now benefiting from a long-overdue renaissance of interest?  Last year, Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends Report highlighted “The Organization of the Future” as their top issue, while Dave Ulrich’s “Victory Through Organization” (2017) argued that organisational capability deserved far more attention given it has four times the impact on business results that talent has.  Faced by key challenges such as growing competition, the speed of digital change, and the need for greater enterprise flexibility, organisational design is therefore becoming more critical than ever before for success.

Corporate Governance: trying to fit a gallon into a pint pot

By Steven Toft 12th March 2018

I’m at that age when friends and colleagues start packing in the corporate life to go and do something else. Many of them tell me they are going to have portfolio careers. With a bit of money behind them but not quite ready to draw their pensions, some consultancy work and the odd non-exec role should fill the gap nicely. The trouble is, while the pay and time commitment might look like something that is easy to fit around the rest of your life, the expectations of non-executive directors are rising.

How Can Companies Make Effective Performance Conversations Happen?

By Gerry Ledford & Wendy Hirsh 13th February 2018

At the September 2017 CRF Masterclass on Organisational Performance Improvement, Mike Haffenden was struck by the complementarity of our perspectives on performance management, and requested that we co-author an article for CRF.  Because we highly regarded each other’s presentations and appreciated the chance to write together, we agreed.  This article is the result of that collaboration.

Organisation purpose – the latest management fad?

By Gillian Pillans 11th January 2018

Recently I attended the Global Drucker Forum in Vienna on the theme “Growth & Inclusive Prosperity”. Over two days we listened as an array of management thinkers shared their perspectives on why inclusive growth matters and what we should do about it. One theme emerged consistently: pursuing profit as an end in itself does not necessarily lead to greater prosperity, but what really makes a difference is having a clear sense of purpose that drives the organisation forward.