Innovation Days

Keeping you at the forefront of innovation

Members attend monthly workshops to develop action plans for innovation Hot Topics. Putting the latest management and leadership ideas into practice.

Innovation Day

Next Innovation Research Group

12th April

Build Resilience: Make your organisation crisis prepared, not crisis prone: 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.

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Recent Innovation Days

From our Innovation Programmes

Neuroscience of Leadership

8th March

The biggest assets of companies are their people. And the biggest assets of people are their minds. But how do we understand the ambiguity of the most complex object in the universe? How do we navigate in the dynamics of many human brains working together? March’s Innovation Day will discover new strategies to enhance collaboration, aspiration, and innovation in everyday situations, by exploring the brain (and the mind) “behind” the people of your organisation. In this session we'll learn how to design and implement an effective change strategy, how to embody transformational leadership and how to design-in space for innovation, at the brain level.

Transform your Services with Servitization

8th February

Industries are experiencing an increasing demand to provide service solutions that supplement their traditional product offerings. So far, the manufacturing industry is making strides in providing more holistic solutions, but what would a ‘solution’ look like within, for example, banking, healthcare or retail? Servitization is a fresh approach that involves looking anew at what you do, to deliver both better customer outcomes and financial sustainability. February’s Innovation Day will explore what we can learn from those that have successfully transformed their capabilities from ‘product-centric’ to ‘service-centric’ solutions, and the pathways they have taken to achieve this transformation, and how this could be applied in your organisation.

Climate (not Culture): How to Develop the Climate for Innovation

11th January

The terms culture and climate are often used interchangeably and whilst they are connected, climate is far more definable, measurable, and readily changeable than culture. Please join us for the first Innovation Day of 2017, where we will develop an action plan to measure and improve the climate for innovation and high performance in your organisation. This Innovation Day will provide an introduction to the components of high performance and change – in any field. In particular, we will focus on an aspect that is crucial but which, for various reasons, is often poorly understood and normally all but ignored: the psychological climate you create and exist in. The session will identify:

  1. the difference between culture and climate
  2. the impact of the working climate on business outcomes
  3. the nine dimensions of climate
  4. ways to develop climate

Leaders’ Lunch - Innovation Forecast: Are we prepared for M2M?

7th December

What will happen when 5G, IoT, Robotics and AI meet? At this lunch, Professor Mischa Dohler will explore the future of M2M (machine-to-machine) systems. How will wireless communication empower industry? What market and business opportunities will it bring? What will 2030 look like in this respect? And what should leaders consider to future-proof their strategy to best accommodate the transformative changes? Professor Dohler will also cast light on relevant performance management techniques for organisations to apply. Taking these considerations into account, the thought-provoking session will ask you to explore what this means for your organisation, identifying what business models will be affected and how to capitalise on the advancements ahead. What are we not prepared for?

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