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July 7th 2020

Briefing Paper: Thriving After A Crisis: Ramp Up Strategic Strength Through This Tough Time

The accompanying briefing paper discusses how creating a culture and organisation design that facilitates fast decision making and learning from experiments is an area where HR can make a significant contribution to organisation performance. Yu, Greeven and Shan show us that it’s not just digital start-ups that are poised to benefit from the economic rebound, and outline some steps we all can take to be better prepared.

  • Tags
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Coronavirus
  • Innovation
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May 13th 2020

Let's Get (Beyond) Physical: Crafting A Multidimensional Approach To Employee Wellbeing

How can employers take a multidimensional, strategic, systematic, and 'whole-person' approach to employee wellbeing? Find out in this research report.

  • Tags
  • Wellbeing
  • Employee Relations
  • multidimensional
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
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Articles

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June 30th 2020

Bird&Bird: Horizon Scanning

Since Bird&Bird's last edition of Horizon Scanning the world has taken a turn that none of us could have predicted. COVID-19 and the tragic death of George Floyd guarantee that the workplace and indeed the workforce will never again be quite the same. COVID-19 has cast the world into a deep recession but its effects are not uniformly felt either by geography or sector. For some employers the priority is cost cutting, for others it is talent attraction and expansion. This edition of Horizon Scanning cannot hope to do more than provide a snapshot of a rapidly changing workplace.

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June 8th 2020

Post Covid - 19 Planning Tool

The current crisis has caused many businesses to rethink their strategies and tactics. There are winners and losers, but its hard to think of a company that will be unaffected. As we all know, HR plans and strategies flow from the business strategy – so is it time to re-evaluate our HR plans based on the changed or changing reality

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • HR Strategy
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Presentations

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June 17th 2020

Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit - Professor Alex Edman's slides

These are session Slides by Professor Alex Edmans, London Business School from Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit on 17th June 2020

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus Crisis
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • corporate social responsbility
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June 10th 2020

Building And Maintaining Resilience For You And Your Leaders - Nick Propper's Slides

These are Nick Propper's slides from the Zoom Interactive Event: Building and Maintaining Resilience that took place on 10th June 2020.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Wellbeing
  • Crisis Management
  • Inclusion
  • engagement
  • Leadership Development
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Tools

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October 11th 2019

Culture Tool

Professor John Weeks, Professor of Organizational Behavior, IMD Business School introduced a tool to help leaders think about how they can be intentional about the way they shape the culture around them. The tool distinguishes between two types of change: talk-based change and behavior-based change. Both are important, but the talk-based part typically gets more attention. Talk-based change means making the case for the change: why this change and why now? How does the culture change connect to strategy and success? How can we create a sense of urgency and, equally important, a sense of opportunity for the change? Why is this change worth the sacrifice it will entail.

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February 6th 2019

Case Notes Compendium – Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow's Challenges

Well-executed organisation design strategy can provide a competitive advantage to any business, especially in the current fast-moving business environment. How are other businesses responding to the challenges of organisation design in the face of the digital economy and challenges associated with it? Find out from this compendium of case studies.

  • Tags
  • Agility
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Digital
  • Emerging Markets
  • HR Models
  • Managing Organisations
  • Organisation Design
  • Organisation Development
  • Reorganisation
  • Restructuring
  • Strategic Reward
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Videos

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July 1st 2020

HRBPs: Reset and Thrive – Helping Businesses Prepare for an Uncertain Future Zoom Interactive Event

On 1st July 2020, CRF members gathered for HRBPs: Reset and Thrive – Helping Businesses Prepare for an Uncertain Future, a Zoom Interactive Event. Director of CRF Learning Nick Holley and Neil Morrison, Director of HR, Severn Trent, discussed how HRBPs can help their organisations thrive in the post-COVID-19 landscape.

  • Tags
  • HR Business Partnering
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Future of Work
  • Coronavirus Crisis
  • COVID-19
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June 17th 2020

Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit Zoom Interactive Event

On 17th June, Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School led a webinar for PARC and CRF members in which he discusses how great companies deliver both purpose and profit. Alex explains his findings and the evidence that shows that companies can achieve both, it doesn't have to be an either/or choice, with particular relevance to incentives and reward.

  • Tags
  • HR Strategy
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
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Podcasts

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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 11th 2019

CRFCast - The Sponsor Effect: How Sponsorship Improves Leadership Capability and Diversity at the Top, with Sylvia Ann Hewlett

In conversation with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an expert in talent and gender issues, we discuss her latest book, The Sponsor Effect: How to Be a Better Leader by Investing in Others. We discuss how sponsorship can enhance the careers of sponsors themselves as well as their protégés, why it’s sponsorship, and not mentorship, that really counts in progressing the leadership careers of women and minorities, and how we can design impactful sponsorship programmes in our organisations.

  • Tags
  • Leadership
  • Organisation Design
  • Leadership Development
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Webinars

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November 4th 2019

Webinar: CRF’s Organisation Development Manifesto – A Road Map for Progress

The need for business-focused, expert OD capability has arguably never been greater than it is today. To survive and prosper over the long term, organisations must be capable of adapting to ever more rapid market and technological change.

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September 25th 2019

Webinar: Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda?

Professor David Grayson CBE, Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, discussed how sustainability, ethics and other topics related to responsible business have become of significant interest in recent years.

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