Advanced People Strategies Monday, October 9, 2023

CRF Program Partners Advanced People Strategies (APS) ran a masterclass ‘Can’t Change, Won’t Change.’  at CRF’s International Conference in Madrid, in October 2023.  Joining 200+ HR leaders, OD practitioners, and business leaders. APS Trusted Advisors Rob Field, and Mike Davies, facilitated an insightful and interactive session looking at evolving a work-group climate that feeds on change and innovation. 

Including new insights from the World Economic Forum publication: Future of Jobs report 2023, the workshop highlighted the impact of psychological safety and engagement on employee retention, productivity, and innovation. 

Key takeaways:

At APS, we believe a Leaders performance should be measured by their team capability and productivity, and for every behaviour there’s a reason. Gaining objective evidence and acting on it will differentiate organisational performance.

  • Enabling a climate where all work-group team members believe they can freely contribute ideas or concerns sounds like a good thing – measuring it and acting on it is something else and is now easily achieved.
  • Engagement here is about each team member’s clarity, connection, and desire towards achieving the work-group’s purpose.
  • Identifying a mean score perspective about psychological safety is too simple. The spread of an individual’s scores will indicate actions to increase overall group effectiveness.
  • A 2023 report from The World Economic Forum prioritised the need for analytical and creative thinking as the most commercially important skills for the future.

It also reports that:

  • Employers estimate that 44% of workers’ skills will be disrupted in the next five years. 
  • Cognitive skills growing in importance most quickly, reflecting the increasing importance of complex problem-solving in the workplace. ​
  • Creative thinking to be growing in importance slightly more rapidly than analytical thinking. 


 Special Offers:

  • Measure team psychological safety and engagement plus how the group leader's skills are working to create it with Reflections Free Certification and Free Trial.
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Further resources and full details of the special offers can be found here.

If you’d like to find out more, please connect with Rob and Mike below:

Rob Field, Learning and Development Director,

Mike Davies, Senior Learning and Development Consultant,