September 7th 2016

Building an Organisation that Thrives with Change

In this interview with Nick Holley, Director of CRF Learning, we explore the role of HR in change management and how business leaders can build an organisations that thrives with change, rather than crumbles under pressures that change brings.

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May 4th 2018

CRF Research Breakfast: Perspectives on HR Technology

On the morning of 26th April 2018, CRF hosted a discussion breakfast on the future of HR Technology at the Bird & Bird offices, facilitated by Karen Ward and David Creelman. This discussion was designed to inform CRF’s upcoming research report on HR Technology, scheduled for release in Spring 2019. Members can download the post-event summary to learn about some of the current realities and the future concerns of HR professionals closely involved with the selection and use of HR technology in their organisation.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR technology
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March 8th 2018

Executive Summary: Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow's Challenges

The context for organisations today is characterised by complexity, rapid technological advances, and digital disruption. Organisations are experiencing fundamental shifts in their business models and have to constantly reinvent themselves in order to remain competitive. Indeed, 89% of respondents to our survey said their organisation had either recently reorganised or had a reorganisation underway. The research report reviews the latest thinking in organisation design, exploring how organisations are seeking to resolve a core tension: how to balance the need for agility and responsiveness to customer needs while achieving the benefits of operating at a global scale. 

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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March 8th 2018

Designing Adaptable Organisations for Tomorrow's Challenges

The context for organisations today is characterised by complexity, rapid technological advances, and digital disruption. Organisations are experiencing fundamental shifts in their business models and have to constantly reinvent themselves in order to remain competitive. Indeed, 89% of respondents to our survey said their organisation had either recently reorganised or had a reorganisation underway. This research report reviews the latest thinking in organisation design, exploring how organisations are seeking to resolve a core tension: how to balance the need for agility and responsiveness to customer needs while achieving the benefits of operating at a global scale. 

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Organisation design
  • Digital disruption
  • Organisation design models
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February 19th 2018

2018 International Conference Brochure: Building & Sustaining High Performance Teams

Now in its 10th year, CRF’s annual international conference is one of the largest gatherings of senior HR Directors in Europe, delivering two days of intellectual challenge, stimulation and learning. The theme for this year’s conference is 'Building and Sustaining High Performance Teams – Learning from Analogies’, and will consider the way elite sportspeople, the military and musicians come together and perform at the highest level for sustained periods.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Learning & Development
  • Talent
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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March 10th 2017

Thriving in Complex Systems - Opening

Nick Holley opened CRF's member meeting on 8 March 2017 - 'Thriving in Complex Systems - Increasing Organisational Productivity' - by looking at the current trends that affect organisations and why organisiations should be looking at simplifying their proceses.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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September 16th 2016

Post-Meeting Review Notes: Planning and Delivering Successful Change Programmes

Why do majority of change programmes crash-land? Our workshop in London summarised the reasons behind failure and the ways HR professionals and business leaders can ensure success of major change programmes. This document summarises the key take-aways from the seminar.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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