September 16th 2020

Webinar: Disruption, Self and Anxiety

On 23rd September 2020, CRF members gathered for an inspiring and challenging Zoom Interactive Event with Dr. Mee-Yan Cheung Judge, to explore the topic Disruption, Self and Anxiety – How to Remain Effective. The session considered the role of HR and OD professionals as disruptors of the system in which we work. Using the framework of Use of Self, Mee-Yan focused on the intrapersonal work practitioners need to do in order to remain ‘grounded’ and ‘unflappable’ in order to maintain impact and effectiveness in our organisations in spite of our and our clients’ anxiety.

  • Tags
  • Organisational Performance
  • Culture
  • Wellbeing
  • Disruption
  • Organisation Development
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August 26th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - New Ways of Working

These PMNs are from our HR Directors' Zoom interactive discussion event which took place on 25th August 2020. CRF hosted HR Directors and experts in discussion on the topic of new ways of working. In this session, we took stock of what we have learned over the course of the crisis, and discussed which elements of our new ways of working we expect to make permanent. This summary shares some of the key insights from the discussion.

  • Tags
  • Being an HR Director
  • Crisis Management
  • Innovation
  • Culture
  • HR Strategy
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March 5th 2020

HR’s Role in Creating Purpose and Meaning in Organisations

At our CRF event, HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations, John Whelan MBE, Director of CRF, discussed how HR creates purpose in business. What impact has digital disruption had, and how till technology change the nature of jobs? How is the role of organisations changing in society and what steps can we take to ensure our supply chains match our values? How can we deal with growth, innovation, speed and agility? What can we do to ensure we have an inclusive culture that promotes wellbeing?

  • Tags
  • Strategic HR
  • HR Strategy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • HR Technology
  • Culture
  • Wellbeing
  • Inclusion
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February 19th 2020

Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them

This presentation from Wanda Wallace is from the CRF Residential Workshop: Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them. She explores how much time we should spend preparing for difficult or important conversations and the purpose of our conversations at work. How can we adapt to different styles and best deal with others? What types of defensiveness are there? How do we increase other people's levels of trust in ourselves?

  • Tags
  • HR Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Culture
  • Difficult Conversations
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February 19th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them

These post meeting notes summarise the key takeaways from the CRF residential workshop: Better Conversations, Why they Matter and How to Have Them with Wanda Wallace.

  • Tags
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Organisational Culture
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February 19th 2020

CRF Better Conversations with Dr. Wanda Wallace

In February 2020, CRF (Corporate Research Forum), held a member workshop titled: Better Conversations - Why they matter and how to have them, led by Dr. Wanda Wallace. Watch this short interview with Wanda, answering the key questions of why conversations matter for organisation performance, what are the key obstacles to great conversations and what is the role of trust.

  • Tags
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Organisational Performance
  • Culture
  • Employee Engagement
  • Trust
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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 organisational culture (that is, what people say and do when they think you are not looking). John argued that it is not organisational 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.

  • Tags
  • 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.

  • Tags
  • 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?

  • Tags
  • 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 communication in remote and/or virtual working environments, and the role HR policies can play.

  • Tags
  • Coaching
  • Culture
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Diversity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Security & Privacy
  • Transformation
  • Coronavirus
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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.

  • Tags
  • 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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