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2017 HR Strategy Forum

The Future-Proofed Organisation


This year's event was held at the iconic Science Museum and brought together many of our leading faculty with over 100 senior learning and development executives, to talk about the challenges companies need to deal with to ensure their businesses are future proofed.


Tammy Erickson, Costas Markides, Lynda Gratton and Gary Hamel delivered compelling keynotes based on their latest research on talent, strategy and management trends. 

Breakout sessions included 

  • Talent Challenge: The future of talent with Tammy Erickson, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Insights: Developing strategy for value creation with Yiorgos Mylonadis, Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Perspective: Influencing without authority with Niro Sivanathan, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
  • Talent Challenge: The emotions of competitive advantage with Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Chair of Organisational Behaviour Faculty
  • Organisational Insights: Shaping strategy execution: the top team’s role with Dominic Houlder, Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Perspective: The 100 year life with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice; Executive Education Faculty Director

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About the HR Strategy Forum 

This annual London Business School Executive Education event brings together world class academics and leaders at the forefront of management thinking and practice, to discuss the latest in strategic organisational development.

This exclusive interactive forum provides senior HR, Learning and Development and Strategy leaders with unique insights and practical takeaways, all designed to help shape the future of their company.


How can organisations attract and keep the best people?

According to Professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, they all face the task of building and maintaining authenticity.

The Forum asked the question: What does an authentic organisation look like?

At the event, where speakers included the Global Head of Culture at Barclays, the Chief Learning Officer at global consulting firm AT Kearney and the Head of People and Organisations at Novo Nordisk, the professors summarised their answer, based on a simple acronym: DREAMS.

D - Difference beyond Diversity – “I want to work somewhere I can be myself”
R - Radical honesty – “Tell me the truth before someone else does”
E - Extra Value – “Add value to me, don’t exploit me”
A - Authenticity – “mean what you say and say what you mean”
M - Meaning – “I want a meaningful job in an organisation which itself has meaning”
S - Simple Rules – “I want simple agreed rules, not a fog of bureaucracy”


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