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About Chris Furnell

Chris Furnell is an Organisation Design Consultant with proven ability to deliver transformational results; helping to bring together disparate parts and aligning them to create greater strategic value.

Chris lets curiosity guide him to the heart of problems, challenging the status quo, while exercising humility in the relentless process of making things better. He’s achieved much success from experimentation; addressing causes, not symptoms, helping people to manage complexity.

Building Bridges – The Sharing Economy

At the 2018 Peter Drucker Forum, Dave Ulrich posed a question: “how do you help the heroes to succeed?”. He’s referring to what’s known in organisation network analysis as your true influencers. In the same forum, Zhang Ruimin, CEO of Haier, spoke about disrupting the employee experience, and at the same time that of the organisation; shifting from bureaucracy to the ‘three-selves’; self-employed, self-motivated, self-organised.

Article by 7 February 2019

Valuing the truth, over politeness

In a world searching for meaning, conflict offers the opportunity to understand the depth behind individual contribution and to talk openly about the third alternative; because there is rarely only two.

Article by 10 January 2019

Fewer grand gestures – wellbeing

“I would start by clarifying, for me, what fewer grand gestures means and am I comparing this against something? That said, I fully support making incremental, gradual shifts is more likely to result in sticking power, but the key is whatever the change, large or small, the resulting self-care should not be a stressor otherwise it defeats the object i.e. I have stopped meditating as I found it a chore”

Article by 27 November 2018

We’re serious: the end of dating

“We’re serious: this is the end of dating” As I sat calculating my route on the London Underground, an advert caught my eye. eHarmony were making a statement more of us need to consider. And I’m serious. Imagine it really was the end? What would eHarmony become? With this context in mind, I’ll pose a question. It’s a sensitive one, particularly in an age where few people seem to know what’s next, but stick with me for a few minutes:

Article by 6 November 2018

The elephant in the room

In summary: The seat you should be focused on is in the staff canteen Talk to people about their problems, stop guessing everything they need to know Drop perfectionism, start experimenting; the test & learn mentality is highly rewarding Measure everything and use the insight to improve, change or start again Invest in your analytical and storytelling skills

Article by 3 August 2018

Leaders of 2022 and the future

Ronseal: it does exactly what it says on the tin. Familiar with the phrase? Well it has remarkably close resemblance to the role of a Leader in 2022.

Article by 28 March 2018