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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February 12th 2018

Appreciative Inquiry and the New Change Equation

What is Appreciative Inquiry and how can appreciative inquiry framework help you deliver successful change projects? Access the presentation from our recent residential workshop with David Cooperrider to find out more about this unique perspective on change management.

  • Tags
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Developing Employees
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing People
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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November 22nd 2017

Compendium of CRF Research 2017

Within this short document, we present the executive summaries from a selection of our most recent work. While each of these articles explore a different issue, there are a number of good practice principles uniting them, all of which are required for a strong, coherent and effective people strategy.

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  • Agility
  • Analytics
  • Being an HR Director
  • Business Education
  • Business Models
  • Business Processes
  • Career Planning
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Culture
  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Emerging Markets
  • Forecasting
  • Giving Feedback
  • Global Strategy
  • HR Models
  • International Business
  • Leading Teams
  • Learning and Development
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing People
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Political Savvy
  • Potential
  • Reorganisation
  • Restructuring
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Sustainability
  • Wellbeing
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June 13th 2016

CRF Learning: Advanced Programme in Organisation Development & Change

CRF Learning has been established to build on CRF’s 24 years of unparalleled research and practical experience to provide a range of developmental programmes for commercially-minded HR and people management professionals. Our first programme will be the advanced programme in organisation development and change. This will be led by Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge who is an internationally acclaimed academic, teacher and practitioner.

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  • Decision Making
  • Delegation
  • Developing Employees
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing People
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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October 29th 2013

Developing Commercial Acumen for the HR Function

Corporate Research Forum interviewed a number of senior business leaders and experienced practitioners on what commercial acumen is and asked them to share their experiences, views and insights on this wide-ranging and complex subject.

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  • Being an HR Director
  • Business Education
  • Business Models
  • Business Processes
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Emerging Markets
  • Forecasting
  • International Business
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiations
  • Political Savvy
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
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June 3rd 2010

Essentials of OD - Understanding the World of OD: Part Three

Part three of presentation on the essentials of organisation development (OD).

  • Tags
  • Developing Employees
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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April 30th 2010

More Tools and Techniques for Diagnosis and Intervention: Part Two

Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge and Graham Prentice examine large group interventions, organisation development strategies for system-wide change and ask what an OD plan looks like.

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  • Developing Employees
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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April 30th 2010

Understanding and Analysing the Organisation Through a Theoretical Framework: Part One

This document examines the theoretical basis of organisation development (OD) and contains exercises and questions which help evaluate a set of different change models.

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  • Developing Employees
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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April 28th 2010

Essentials of OD - Understanding the World of OD: Part One

Explore the agenda and event content of CRF’s 2010 event on organisation development (OD), as well as discover the history and purpose of OD as a function.

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  • Developing Employees
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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April 28th 2010

Essentials of OD - Understanding the World of OD: Part Two

This is the second part of presentation on the essentials of organisation development (OD) exploring group dynamics, Lewin’s Field Theory and the role of diagnostic tools in intervention.

  • Tags
  • Developing Employees
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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April 16th 2010

Definitions of Organisation Development by the Experts

This document contains definitions of organisation development as a discipline from a variety of experts in the field including Richard Beckhard, Warner Burke and Edgar Schein.

  • Tags
  • Developing Employees
  • Managing Organisations
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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