1 May 2006

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Outsourcing the HR Function

This research report examines Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) in depth, to understand what it is, why it is needed and how best it can be implemented. With contributions from 28 senior HRO executives in the UK, US and Europe and three case studies, independent and objective data was gathered to enable an evaluation of the business case for HRO and its actual performance.

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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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19 June 2013

Spring Symposium 2013 - Interview with Javier Zamora Lopez, IESE Business School

Javier Zamora Lopez, Lecturer of Information Systems at IESE Business School, discusses the capabilities a CEO should possess in order to compete in today's digital world and examines the criteria an organisation should use in deciding on whether to outsource its business processes.

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1 May 2006

Executive Summary: Outsourcing the HR Function

This research report examines Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) in depth, to understand what it is, why it is needed and how best it can be implemented.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • Organisation Development & Change
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