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5 July 2017
Making It Work In Practice
In this presentation from CRF's workshop on learning (4 July 2017), Mark Williamson, Partner at KPMG focuses on strategies to help HR professionals align learning and business strategy, embed learning to reduce the transfer gap and the implications of current trends on the Learnig function.
Executive Summary: Learning - The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance
Ninety six percent (96%) of respondents to a recent CRF survey believe that an organisation’s capacity for learning can be a source of competitive advantage. And yet surveys consistently show that the proportion of business leaders who are satisfied with their Learning function’s performance remains stuck at around 20%. The executive summary summs up key themes and findings of the full research report.
Learning - The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance
CRF’s research report - 'Learning - The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance' - explores the role that learning can play in helping our organisations become more agile, innovative and change-ready, how we can better align learning with the organisation’s strategic priorities, and how we can use the latest developments in the learning field to increase the impact of investments in learning.
This paper from the Journal of Management was kindly shared by our speaker, Oliver James. It defines characteristics and dimensions of political skills, as well as effects of political skills on self and others.
The Dirty Dozen: A Concise Measure of the Dark Triad
This article on the three dark aspect of personality - narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism, also known as the 'Dark Triad' - was shared by our speaker, Oliver James. The paper, published by American Psychological Association, explores each of the traits and discusses a 12-item measure of the the 'Dark Triad' developed by the researchers.
CRF Learning Programme: Commercial Thinking for HR
This HR Development Programme focuses on business impact, what it means and how to achieve it, especially in HR. Focus will be placed on understanding financial metrics for those not based in financial jobs and to understand how value is created in organisations. It is aimed at HR Managers, HR Business Partners and functional HR specialists. The programme will help attendees appreciate what commercial acumen is, understand strategy and help HR professionals create value for their organisations. The programme is lead by Doctor Rebecca Homkes, Teaching Fellow at London Business School and Nick Holley, Director of CRF Learning.
CRF Learning Programme: Becoming an Effective OD & Change Leader
The final HR Development Programme in 2017 is designed to build the capability and confidence of senior HR, L&D and OD professionals to work effectively withing their organisations, and to bring about more successful and sustainable change outcomes. It is aimed at HR, L&D and OD professionals with 5+ years' experience of supporting organisational change. The programme is lead by Dr L. Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, a leading thinker in organisational change management field.
This issue of Progress, CRF's e-magazine, is fifth in the series and covers a range of topics from future of work to finding your next executive search firm. Progress was launched to assist in the development of your role, to support your career and broaden your awareness of the changing business environment we operate in.
Why leaders seeking innovation must first embrace failure
Are you interested to boost innovation within your organisation, or see how HR can assist? Then read this article by Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, to understand why learning from failure matters and where leadership sits in this equation.