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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October 11th 2019

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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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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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August 29th 2019

Speed Read: Responsible Business: How can HR Drive the Agenda?

What is the definition of Responsible Business and how are organisations developing and implementing an appropriate strategy? Find out how the three key stakeholder groups: customers, employers and investors drive the business case for responsibility.

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August 28th 2019

Executive Summary: Responsible Business - How can HR Drive the Agenda?

Read this executive summary for a brief overview of the full report. What does it mean to be a responsible business and what are 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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November 2nd 2017

Webinar: Creating a Truly Inclusive Culture

Having a diverse representation of talent in the organisation isn’t the goal. Instead, when diverse talent feels included, valued and a core part of the team without having to become like the ‘norm’, then organisations see substantive gains in creativity, engagement and productivity. But how can we create an inclusive culture that supports diversity and productivity?

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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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