October 11th 2019

Creating the Right Culture

Once we figure out what kind of organisation we want to create, we then face the huge challenge of making it actually work. That means changing how people think and how they behave. It means, in other words, changing the culture (that is, what people say and do when they think you are not looking). John argued that it is not culture change per se that is hard. Organisational cultures are always evolving. The challenge is changing them in the direction you intend. As a leader, you are a role-model, whether you want to be or not. You influence the culture in your part of the organisation through the day-to-day things you say and the decisions you make. If you are like most leaders, usually you make it worse, not better. Many leaders undermine their lofty messages of change by failing to break old habits of how they talk and how they act, what they pay attention to and who they reward.

  • Tags
  • Culture
  • Agility
  • Productivity
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June 28th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Digital Culture: How Technology is Changing the Way we Communicate, Work & Behave with Rahaf Harfoush

Technology is fundamentally changing how we connect with each other, leading to new behaviours, belief systems and social norms. However, the ethical and moral standards that determine how to behave are not keeping pace. In conversation with Digital Anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush, we discuss what the evolving digital culture means for relationships at work and beyond, how organisations need to adapt to an age of information overload, and the implications for HR.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Digital
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Organisation Development
  • Risk
  • Talent Management
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June 18th 2019

Post Meeting Notes - Digital Culture: How Technology is Changing the Way we Work, Communicate & Behave

These Post Meeting Notes summarise the key points from CRF's 2019 Summer Lecture, Digital Culture: How Technology is Changing the Way we Communicate, Work and Behave. Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist explains the five forces which influence our behaviour in relation to digital culture.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Data
  • Digital
  • Machine Learning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Security & Privacy
  • Talent Management
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June 13th 2019

Digital Culture: How Technology is Changing the Way we Communicate, Work & Behave Presentation

In this presentation, Rahaf Harfoush explores the impacts of the digital age, taken from CRF's 2019 Summer Lecture. What are the five forces which influence our behaviour in relation to digital culture? Are we holding ourselves accountable for the impacts of our technology?

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Data
  • Digital
  • Machine Learning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Security & Privacy
  • Talent Management
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May 17th 2019

CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World with Nick Morgan

Face-to-face communication is becoming rarer in the modern workplace, with ever more interactions taking place virtually. However, research shows that virtual communication is much less effective, and it’s hard to build trust that’s essential to effective relationships at work. In conversation with Nick Morgan, author of Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, we discuss the pitfalls, how to improve virtual communication, and the role HR policies can play.

  • Tags
  • Coaching
  • Culture
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Diversity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Security & Privacy
  • Transformation
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February 18th 2019

Speed Read: Developing Commercial Acumen for HR Function

The HR function is often criticised for its lack of commercial acumen and business savvy. The aim of this Speed Read is to define commercial acumen as a skill and give HR professionals the necessary practical information to develop and demonstrate this business critical skill.

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  • Analytics
  • Being an HR Director
  • Business Education
  • Business Models
  • Business Processes
  • Career Planning
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Culture
  • Developing Employees
  • Emerging Markets
  • Forecasting
  • International Business
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Political Savvy
  • Research & Development
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
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January 14th 2019

Speed Read: Creating an Inclusive Culture

This Speed Read summarises key concepts, ideas and recommendations from CRF's research report on inclusivity and corporate culture. It focuses on key concepts of diversity, the role of managers in building and sustaining inclusive culture, and organisational systems needed to sustain diversity efforts.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Culture
  • Demographics
  • Developing Employees
  • Diversity
  • Equal Pay
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
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October 4th 2018

High Performance Culture in Elite Sport

In this presentation, Dominic Mahony & Amy Walters from Lane4 explore the three levels of culture: articulated, experienced and deep. Using sport in the metaphorical sense for business, they discuss three components that are key to success in high performance teams.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Giving Feedback
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing People
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Negotiations
  • Performance Management
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June 28th 2018

The Evolution of the Employer Brand

How strong is your employer brand? Having a strong employer brand is essential for recruiting and retaining the best talent to your organisation. For your candidates, it can be the differentiator between your organisation and your closest competitor. Access this supplemental report to learn about the history of employer branding, how it is transforming, and key strategies for achieving a strong employer brand.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Employee Retention
  • Employee Value Proposition
  • Employer Brand
  • Hiring
  • Machine Learning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Remco
  • Resourcing
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Reward
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April 25th 2018

What is Organisational Culture and Why Should we Care?

Why do some organisations seem to be identified by their culture, their way of doing things, of treating their employees and interacting in the market place whilst other successful organisations keep a low profile and rarely figure in organisational culture debates? Who are these organisations and who gets it right? Access the handouts from CRF's masterclass on culture change to understand why we should pay a close attention to organisational culture.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Leadership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Organisational Culture
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April 25th 2018

Culture Dynamics: behaviours and tools

Take a look at culture change initiative undertaken by AB Sugar, the world's leading sugar company, and the lessons they learned along the way.

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  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
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April 25th 2018

Re-imaging our Culture

Take a look at the challenges of organisational culture change when the change is completely counter-intuitive to the wider employee population. This case study by MUFG focuses on the challenges emerging from a cross-cultural organisation.

  • Tags
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Culture
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
  • Organisation Development
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