‘Connectivity’ conference will address collaboration in organisations

Bernard Hodes Group has announced the date of a conference on collaboration in organisations: “Connectivity – the competitive edge“.

Sponsored by Personnel Today, the one-day conference is being held at The Royal Society of Medicine in London on 28 September 2011 and features speakers from EasyJet, HM Revenue & Customs, ABB, Capgemini and TK Maxx.

Collaboration often breaks down because of the silos and internal barriers that exist within organisations. The Connectivity conference will provide insights into these issues by examining them through the different disciplines’ points of view, giving a voice to senior business leaders, HR professionals and communications experts.

Helen Rosethorn, Bernard Hodes Group chief executive, said: “Working collaboratively has never been more important to organisations. In today’s tough economic climate, increasing organisational connectivity and managing complexity can make a direct difference to bottom-line commercial performance.”

Speakers include Carolyn McCall, the chief executive of EasyJet, and Hugh Morris, the England cricket team’s managing director. Leading HR and communications experts will join the discussion, which will be chaired by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Shelagh Fogarty. The agenda also includes the presentation of the results of bespoke research from Personnel Today on the benefits of organisational connectivity and the impact of silos.

Alison Hodgson, EMEA HR director for Celerant Consulting, said: “This is a great opportunity to take a step back and get a good perspective on a vital subject. What Hodes has done brilliantly is start the debate and discussion – by pulling lots of senior, like-minded people together and giving the gift of time to ask some tough questions and do some invaluable thinking.”

The conference is a not-for-profit event in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Camley Street Projects, part of the London Wildlife Trust.

For further details of early bird discounted ticket rates, visit the conference website.

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