Members attend monthly workshops to develop action plans for innovation Hot Topics. Putting the latest management and leadership ideas into practice.
Transform your Services with Servitization: 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.Contact us about joining
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:
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?
In this talk, Assistant Prof Matthew Mount, Leeds University Business School, will discuss the general concept of crowdsourcing and its application to innovation in its traditional sense before digging a little deeper into how crowds and crowdsourcing can and should be used to bolster internal innovation capacity in a more specific way.
A bad reputation, media bashing, and the intense lobbying of hostile social movements, have for a long time been seen as a major corporate risk, more commonly known as the “reputation risk”. A negative corporate image deters customers, business partners, and potential job applicants. Equally hostile social movements can be just as damaging by convincing key stakeholders to withdraw their support. In an era where information flows at the speed of light via social media and on a 24 hour news channel, no organisation can hope to protect itself from this onslaught of public anger. A spark can trigger a destructive fire in the blink of an eye. But what if that was only the tip of the iceberg? We will explain how facing disapproval has actually helped the most hated companies to foster a stronger corporate culture, attract the right set of customers, radically change themselves and in turn generate growth opportunities.