CRF Learning Programme: Commercial Thinking for HR
About this programme
All of the CRF Learning programmes focus on business impact, but this programme will go into greater depth about what this actually means. It will build on the high level views from the HRD and HRBP programmes in which much of the focus was on behaviour. Whereas this programme will focus entirely on the impact. Attendees will create a clear action plan for implementation in their own organisation that not only enhances individual competence but that makes a real impact on organisational performance.
The programme will help attendees appreciate what commercial acumen is, why it matters for HR and how HR can deliver real value to the organisation.
Delivered by Dr Rebecca Homkes, Teaching Fellow at the London Business School and Nick Holley, Director of CRF Learning, the programme will:
Explore the concept of commercial acumen and why it matters for HR.
Help you understand, analyse and take a balanced view of business performance grounded in commercial value creation, the tripple bottom line and business ethics.
Develop your confidence in demonstrating commercial solutions to deliver sustainable business success.
Examine the 'strategic context' and its implication for HR, as well as inspect how value is created.
To find out more about this unique programme and individuals modules, please view or download the informational flyer below.
In order to ensure an effective learning environment, the programme will be limited in numbers, so we recommend you reserve your place early. To find out more about CRF Learning or any of the programmes in 2017, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 3457 2640. Please note that CRF members are able to benefit from preferential pricing offer.
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.
Executive Summary: Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function
HR often has to justify itself over its role, its output and its added value. In some cases this is deserved as we become involved in unsubstantiated opinion, fads and fashions, are reluctant to use data or are unable to evaluate our initiatives.