19 October 2012

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International Conference in Athens: Creativity & Innovation – Participant insights

Bringing together business leaders with some of the world's leading academics to discuss the issues that are affecting today’s organisations from across the globe, CRF’s international conference has become the highpoint of our annual events calendar. With an event theme of creativity and innovation, here are a selection of insights and comments from some of the participants of our 4th International Conference in Athens (3 & 4 October 2012), which convened 200+ senior business executives and HR professionals from across a wide-range of international organisations.

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13 October 2017

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.

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9 October 2017

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.

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6 October 2017

Four Experiments in the Art of Collaboration

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.

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6 October 2017

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.

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6 October 2017

Big Teaming: Innovating through Large Scale Collaboration

In her last talk during CRF's 9th International Conference, Amy Edmondson focused on large scale collaboration and what makes it successful. Amy looked at collaboration across different teams and and sectors, virtual teaming across teams and how big teaming can be enabled. Download Amy's presentation to find out more.

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