Members attend monthly workshops to develop action plans for innovation Hot Topics. Putting the latest management and leadership ideas into practice.
Change People’s Minds Without the Facts: How often have you presented an argument – backed up facts, figures and robust research – but have failed to convince people? The evidence should speak for itself, right? The simple answer is that facts and rational arguments really aren’t very good at altering people’s beliefs. At December’s Leaders’ Lunch, we will welcome Professor of Science Communication, Mark Lorch, to explain how our brains are just too prone in adopting short cuts in the decision-making process to be persuaded by mere facts, and how you can use these short cuts to make your point really compelling.Contact us about joining
Technology has revolutionised our workplace, offering increasing options for people as to how, where and when they work. Providing your employees with more control over the ways that they do their work can have beneficial effects. The dilemma is the more choices that we give employees, the higher the risk of fragmentation. Organisations with lots of virtual workers may find that individual levels of productivity may go up but cohesion and trust between employees goes down.
The trade-off between organisation and customer is turning upside down. Customers are thinking ‘my data belongs to me’ and they are exercising choice and control with the information they provide in very new ways. With the rules of the game shifting, October’s Innovation Day will explore how organisations, in all sectors, can prepare and prosper in the personal data economy.
We say that our most valuable asset is the knowledge of our employees. However, organisations can often become too focused on using data to create insight and unintentionally miss out on the intuitive insights and judgements of their best managers and experts. This Innovation Day is about getting the best of both worlds: analysing data where appropriate (Smart) and using intuition of experts when that is more promising (Art), as well as how the two can help one another (SmArt). We are not always the calculating man, we are also sometimes ‘homo ludens’, the playing man. Our imagination can be more important than our analysis.
At the next Innovation Day, we will explore how to transform your business model and service delivery in a world that is now constantly faced with disruptive, agile and fast strategies. We’re delighted to welcome back Professor Victor Newman, an expert on strategic knowledge management, leadership and innovation, who will introduce a new way of thinking about the future of your organisation, through an accelerated out-of-the-box thinking tool: the Predator strategy technique.