Members attend monthly workshops to develop action plans for innovation Hot Topics. Putting the latest management and leadership ideas into practice.
Become a smarter organisation: 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.Contact us about joining
‘Big Data’ has been around for a while – it’s woven into every sector. However, although organisations may hold an enormous amount of data, they’re not always using it to its full advantage. All organisations need to take Big Data and its potential to create value seriously if they want to stay ahead.
Augmented reality, or AR, is an increasingly mature technology. It has the ability to overlay the physical world with digital information, and have the two interact in real time. Pokémon Go is a famous recent example, but AR is more than a game. If used well, AR may have the capacity to deliver far-reaching strategic, service improvement and cost saving benefits. Whether in the private or public sector, AR is providing new opportunities for businesses and organisations to engage with customers, present and promote products and services, and transform processes. This month’s Innovation Day will focus on better understanding these new opportunities and will identify the real business case for AR today. Professor Mark Anderson will share with us great scenarios of how AR is already used in business and how to make AR come alive.
In today’s world where digital tools are pervasive and ever changing, discover the tools that will help rather than hinder your creative and innovation processes at May’s Innovation Day. Computers are great at processing, storing and letting you search through huge amounts of information, but not so great, yet anyway, at empathy, emotion, and being creative without human assistance. Digital tools offer the potential to exploit a range of different media (e.g. video as well as text and pictures), or share information with people who can’t physically join a brainstorming session, but do these advantages out-weigh the potential downsides, including the time needed to learn new tools and their operational requirements. In this talk Dr Sara Jones will share some general principles that will help you to identify an appropriate balance between human and computer-based resources, and between physical and digital tools for a range of different creative and innovation contexts, and offer examples of how these can be applied in practice, to inform digital strategy in this area.
Crises are becoming an integral part of organisational activities and responses to such could mean the difference between business survival and failure. Participants at April’s Innovation Day will learn how entrepreneurs respond to adverse conditions, and discuss why leaders should adopt a resilience mindset and build resources, and how they might do so.