October 17th 2016

Navigating the Future – Interview with Professor Paul Schoemaker

In this brief interview with Paul Schoemaker at our 8th International Conference in Prague, we discuss how businesses can better navigate the future in the current climate of uncertainty and constant change. Paul discusses scenario planning - a useful tool for navigating the future, and why uncertainty is here to stay.

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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
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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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October 17th 2016

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.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
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October 18th 2016

An Uncertain World - Conference Retrospective

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.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Risk & Governance
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