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October 15th 2019

Organisation Development Manifesto

The need for business-focused, expert Organisation Development (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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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
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August 28th 2019

Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda?

This research report explores what it means to be a responsible business and the key factors that drive it. Learn what the key goals are for businesses, including environmental sustainability and building a more diverse and inclusive organisation.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Culture
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October 11th 2019

Mercer - Agility in Action

At Mercer’s masterclass, delegates learned about how organisations have increased their agility to improve speed, nimbleness and adaptability in order to create a competitive advantage. Delegates were encouraged to answer questions such as how agile is your organisation? How agile do you need to be? And, how can you increase your own personal agility?

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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June 28th 2019

IESE Business School: Campus Tour & Session Invitation

One of our partners, IESE Business School is giving our members the opportunity for an exclusive tour of its Barcelona campus. Read the document for more information.

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Presentations

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October 11th 2019

Agile Organizations, Not Just Teams

Amy discusses how teams don’t necessarily make for agile organisations. Amy argued in her session, teams alone are not sufficient to address the challenge of how to get diverse organisation components – each optimising their own business models, time horizons, technologies, and customer segments – to all fit together. To build agile organisations, organisations must be able to make good and fast decisions while deploying complex strategies, leaders need to focus on five counter-intuitive ideas. Amy Kates is an organisation designer and managing partner at Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, based in New York City. She advises business leaders around the world and teaches programmes at the Executive School of Business, Denmark and Cornell University Executive Education.

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  • Culture
  • Organisation Development & Change
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October 11th 2019

The Agile Dashboard: Speed, Interaction and Pivot

Measuring Organisational Agility: Speed, Interaction Time and Pivot Agility is about time. Time is the definitive shift in recent decades. We are now experiencing exponential rather than linear rates of change, and we are mostly ill-prepared because there is so much uncertainty. Joe explained that increased uncertainty is creating decision chaos – the world has moved from complicated (problems were ultimately solvable – a strategy could be plotted, like chess) to complex (like poker, we now have to make a decision before we see the next card), and many organisations and their leaders are paralysed by this uncertainty and the risk it entails. Paralysis leads to waiting to move, but this is the worst thing an organisation can do in a complex world. Instead, organisations need to get information, decide fast and execute.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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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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  • Culture
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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.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • People Strategy
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June 14th 2019

How Technology is Changing the Way we Communicate, Work & Behave - Interview with Rahaf Harfoush

Technology has transformed the way that humans interact. And the pace of technological change continues to accelerate with new platforms, tools and networks. Human behaviour is changing too. Rahaf Harfoush shares her insights as a digital anthropologist, exploring the implications for humans and the organisations we work in.

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  • HR technology
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • People Strategy
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June 21st 2018

Neuroscience for Leadership - Interview with Dr. Tara Swart

Are you interested in neuroscience? Then listen to Dr. Tara Swart, a medical doctor and neuroscientist practising as an executive coach, share some perspectives on the science behind leadership stress, resilience and brain agility.

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July 22nd 2019

CRFCast - HR's Role in Creating the Conditions for Innovation with Howard Yu

We live in a world where everything can be copied, and competitive advantage can be short-lived. What do organisations that sustain high performance over decades do differently? And how can HR create the conditions for long-term success? We discuss with IMD Professor Howard Yu, author of Leap: How to Thrive in A World Where Everything Can be Copied.

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  • Culture
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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June 28th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Digital Culture: How Technology is Changing the Way we Communicate, Work & Behave with Rahaf Harfoush

Technology is fundamentally changing how we connect with each other, leading to new behaviours, belief systems and social norms. However, the ethical and moral standards that determine how to behave are not keeping pace. In conversation with Digital Anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush, we discuss what the evolving digital culture means for relationships at work and beyond, how organisations need to adapt to an age of information overload, and the implications for HR.

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  • Culture
  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Risk & Governance
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Webinars

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May 22nd 2019

Webinar: Harnessing the HR Technology Revolution

Explore the opportunities and pitfalls of the new HR technology landscape for organisations, featuring Rami Pukkila from Nokia, Ian Bailie of myHRfuture Academy, Nigel Guenole from Goldsmiths, University of London, and Gillian Pillans, CRF’s Research Director.

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  • HR technology
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May 2nd 2019

Webinar: Effective Performance Management - Discussing the Latest Practice

Gerry Ledford, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC will be discussing the latest research and practice in Performance Management with Hugh Mitchell, formerly Chief HR and Corporate Officer, Shell International.

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  • Performance Management & Engagement
  • People Strategy
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