WE EXPLORE. More than facts.

We’re fascinated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), the demands being made on the workforce of the future and why transformational change can so often fail when not properly supported.  Our research focuses on three specific areas of interest to us, and the interplay between them:


  1. Learning 4.0 Technologies ~ digital online, distance and game-based learning to support CPD
  2. Ethnolinguistic Diversity ~ language, communication, growth mindsets and virtual team working
  3. Organisational Effectiveness ~ quality improvement, learning excellence and digital transformation


We use our findings as inspiration for our new products and services in the JFI Learning Village  and informs the learning content in our membership-based online learning space at JFI Academy  to encourage creative team thinking and enable innovative practice back in the workplace.


With patterns of business working being subject to change, never before has the pace been more rapid than now.  The driving force comes from both organisations, who want to change the way their employees’ work is organised to better suit business needs, and from individuals who want to achieve a better balance between work and home life.  This will change employment contracts, career progression paths and team working.  This growing trend for on demand employment (or the gig economy) will bring a workforce who provide their services on a short-term/flexible basis either in person or remotely via a digital platform technologies.  HR departments may well find themselves hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.  A gig economy could undermine the traditional approach of employing full-time workers who rarely change positions and instead focus on a lifetime portfolio career.

So with these changes around the corner, how is HR viewed and what is its place in the organisation?

In 2013 (cycle #1) and each year since, we’ve been asking C-level executives, HR, Training, OD and other associated professionals their views about HR.  We want to know how the function is seen through the eyes of those who experience and use it as well as those who work in it.

So can you help us to continue to capture the HR mood?


If you are a student on one of the following academic courses, then please use this form to book study support time with Józefa Fawcett.


IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)


Anglia Ruskin University London (UK)

MBA (Health & Social Care)

Anglia Ruskin University London (UK)