Location: Central London.
Speakers: Margaret Heffernan, Author and Broadcaster; Sarah Gillard, John Lewis.
Overview: History is littered with organisations which should have seen what was happening in their industry, yet failed to take action, and now no longer exist. We have armies of people responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, and developing future leaders. And yet organisations struggle to predict how their markets are evolving, and to make timely changes to respond to external threats and opportunities. Your people most likely know what’s happening in your market, and what your organisation should be doing. Often, however, this information doesn’t get acted upon.
This event and the accompanying report will explore why organisations are so poor at spotting what is happening in front of their eyes, and how we can help our organisations avoid the vicious cycle of creative destruction. We will seek to answer the following questions:
- What organisational mechanisms are required to scan the environment in a structured way?
- How can we build capacity to detect weak signals, and most importantly to take actions today to prepare for different outcomes and experiment with alternative solutions?
- What leadership capabilities do we need to improve our capacity to anticipate the future and act on it?
- What are the elements of an organisation culture where people feel they can speak up about what they see and how to respond?
- How can we build agility and flexibility in the right places, so we are controlled and ‘tight’ where it’s essential, while remaining ‘loose’ where necessary?
CRF is a membership network with the purpose to enhance the knowledge, capabilities and effectiveness of the HR function in order to drive superior organisational performance. This event is part of the annual programme of events. If you would like to hear more information on CRF, membership, or would be interested to attend this event as a guest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.