2017 International Conference Brochure: Collaboration in a Competitive World – Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity
CRF's 9th International Conference is taking place between 2 and 4 October 2017. The theme for this year's conference is 'Collaboration in a Competitive World - Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity'. The conference will explore various aspects of collaboration, including teaming and teamwork, cross-sector collaboration, improving performance through social network analysis, leading in the connected world and the downsides of collaboration. The conference speakers joining us will be:
Dr Margaret Heffernan - Author and Producer
Amy Edmondson - Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Rob Cross - Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business, Babson College
Hamish Taylor - Innovation Consultant and Former CEO
Alex Steele - Jazz Pianist and Consultant
To find out more about the conference, the conference themes and our speaker, please download the conference brochure. Join us for this unique event to assess collaboration withing your organisation and bring improvements to your organisational performance.
9th International Conference Retrospective: Collaboration in a Competitive World
If you have missed CRF's 9th International Conference in Amsterdam - Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity - access a summary of all speaker presentations and conference proceeding here. Our keynote speakers included Amy C. Edmondson, Rob Cross, Hamish Taylor, Margaret Heffernan and Alex Steele.
Reclaiming Your Day: How Successful People Manage Collaborative Overload
The collaborative intensity of work has exploded over the past decade. Collaborative time demands have risen by more than 50 percent over the past decade, and most knowledge workers or leaders now spend 85 percent or more of their work time on email, in meetings and on the phone. To help address this critical issue, Rob's team conducted both quantitative and qualitative research over the past several years looking into collaborative overload.
Download this article, kindly shared with CRF by Rob Cross, to find out how top executive can reclaime 18 - 24% of their time spent on collaborative tasks.
During his session at CRF's 9th International Conference, Alex Steele, Leadership Consultant and Jazz Pianist, performed with a live jazz band to conduct four experiments in the art of collaboration. With the use of jazz as an analogy, Alex demonstrated the collaborative process that can be drawn from jazz musicians: the improvisational mindset, responsiveness to change and disruption, accepting new and novel ideas, managing ambiguity and finding confidence in uncertainty.
How Successful Leaders Manage Collaborative Overload
In his final presentation during CRF's 9th International Conference, Rob Cross took a more critical look at the role collaboration plays in the workplace. As business becomes increasingly global and cross-functional, silos are breaking down, connectivity is increasing, and teamwork is seen as a key to organisational success. This development is in many ways positive, but does the emphasis on the collaborative workplace create hidden dangers? Download Rob's presentation to find out more.
An Uncertain World - Interview with Dr. Margaret Heffernan
In this short video from our 8th International Conference in Prague, we ask our Chairman - Margaret Heffernan - about her impressions and discuss the increasing rate of change the business are facing, as well as how organisations can better prepare for the future in a climate of increasing uncertainty.
During the three days at CRF's 8th International Conference in Prague, our experts have guided us to look a decade ahead and broaden our understanding of the key political, economic, social and technological influences that will impact on our organisations, our people - and ourselves.
The conference retrospective summarises the key messages from our speakers - Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Professor Arturo Bris, Ed Carr, Dr Carsten Sørensen and Professor Ian Goldin.