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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
  • Coronavirus
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November 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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Articles

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March 31st 2020

Coronavirus: What Should HR Be Doing?

In a time of crisis, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having huge implications on business. How can HR respond and what should HR be doing? How can HR be preparing for the future in times of uncertainty? The document explores these in terms of productivity, remotivating, communication, planning and learning.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Communication
  • Learning and Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategy
  • Crisis Management
  • Productivity
  • Employee Retention
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March 27th 2020

Practical Steps for HR

What practical steps can HR take in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic? We list these into five categories: Communication, Supporting your Managers, Cost Reduction & Business Protection, Online Resources and Scenario Planning for the Future.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Employee Engagement
  • Communication
  • Crisis Management
  • Managing
  • Managing Organisations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Succession Planning
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Presentations

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April 2nd 2020

Stop Planning, Start Preparing: Zoom Interactive Event

These slides are from the CRF Zoom Interactive Event that took place on 2nd April 2020: Stop Planning, Start Preparing. We were joined by Dr. Stephen Bungay, Director, of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre and Dr. Rebecca Homkes, London Business School. They discussed what leaders should consider to best prepare their organisations to survive, reset and thrive.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Competitive Strategy
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March 31st 2020

Bringing Down the Walls: Lessons in Social Mobility

This presentation was given by Arturo Bris, Director, IMD World Competitiveness Center and Professor of Finance, IMD, at the virtual event: Bringing Down the Walls: Lessons in Social Mobility. Bris discusses the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on our lives, and the "walls" built between generations, genders, rich and poor, ourselves and our planet.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Social Mobility
  • Crisis Management
  • Managing People
  • Technology
  • Digital
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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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March 27th 2020

Navigating the All-Remote Workforce: Zoom Interactive Event

On 27th March 2020, CRF hosted members in a virtual peer-sharing event. In conversation with special guests Caroline Arora, People Director, and Adrianne Sale, MD for HR, Hoxby, and each other, we shared experiences and good practice on Remote Working. This video is the footage captured during the Zoom call.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Flexible Working
  • Remote Working
  • Communication
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March 5th 2020

CRF Creating Purposeful Organisations with Prof. Alyson Meister

In March 2020, CRF (Corporate Research Forum), held a masterclass titled: HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations. Watch this short interview with one of the event speakers Prof. Alyson Meister from IMD Business School, answering questions on how changes in the business environment are affecting the nature of careers and can true purpose be authentic in purely financially driven organisations?

  • Tags
  • Organisational Performance
  • Organisational Structure
  • Business Performance
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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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