Henley Forum Projects and activities

Projects & activities

Research Projects 2018


  1. Building change-ready, change-able teams

Having change-ready, change-capable teams is at the heart of any organisation’s dynamic capability. In this joint research project The Henley Forum and IESHR Research Network are looking at the contextual conditions and personal attributes contributing to the change-readiness and change-capability of teams. Developing a better understanding of the underpinnings of change-ready, change-capable teams stands to benefit both organisations and the people involved.

The research will be presented at our Henley Forum Conference, 6 - 7 March 2019.

2. The Listening project

The Henley Forum Listening Project survey is now closed. Thank-you to everyone who participated. Knowledgeable practice for the next 10 years. We are looking how at how knowledge, learning and change practice at work might develop over the next 10 years. Our findings will be shared at our annual conference in March 2019.

3. The Collaboration Maze game

In an increasingly complex world, it’s no longer possible for one person, one team, or even one organisation to succeed on their own. Collaboration is no longer optional. Yet, in the real world, it is rarely straightforward.


The game for 5-6 players who play against the clock in order to achieve their goal.

  • It’s novel
  • It’s memorable
  • And it’s serious fun!

The content and format for this game were developed during 2015 and 2016 as part of a Henley Forum action research project with 10 large organisations and 15 highly committed professionals. It shares key learning from a Henley Forum research project in an engaging and enjoyable way.

Henley Forum members can download copies of The Collaboration Maze for use in their own organisation, along with the full facilitator’s guide, from the Henley Forum Members website. If you are not yet a Henley Forum member, we can run a session for you. Please contact henleyforum@henley.ac.uk for details.

Dr Sharon Varney

Director in Practice of The Henley Forum

+44 (0) 7946 581875