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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.
Lessons in Driving Innovation Through Collaboration
CRF's 9th International Conference explored the theme of collaboration and Hamish Taylor focused on how innovation can be enabled through collaboration. The focus of his talks was on the customer promise and changing the way we think about innovation and collaboration.
In her first presentation during CRF's 9th International Conference, Amy Edmondson explored the concept of teaming, the qualities needed by individuals to exceed in uncertain times, the structure of high performing teams and how to drive performance through collaboration. Download Amy's presentation to find out more.
In her second session during CRF's 9th International Conference, Amy Edmondson explored the concept of teamign further by focusing on factors that emable collaboration and teaming and the factors that inhibit it. Download Amy's presentation to find out more.
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.
In his first talk during CRF's 9th International Conference - Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity - Rob Cross shared his insights into the topic of High Performing Networks. Rob discussed the importance of of networks, their role in collaboration and why executives should pay attention to developing their networks. Rob also explored the concept of 'energizers' and 'de-energizers' and the effects they have in networks. Download Rob's presentation to find out more.
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.
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.