Unlocking Innovation

With constantly changing markets and customers, business leaders must innovate to move forward; not just responding to change but anticipating change, breaking new ground and continuously improving on 'the current state of play'. The challenge for businesses is to nurture innovation thinking internally - often by recruiting and retaining intrapreneurs, a task in itself. The good news is, innovation is not just the gift of the select few. Innovation thinking, once understood and unlocked, can be nurtured through process, mindset and creating a culture with supporting values that encourage innovation.

Unlocking Innovation

For organisations to thrive during times of disruption, they must innovate - whether that is regarding products, processes or services to ensure they can continue to add the most value for their customers. This requires leaders to create the cultural conditions where innovation can happen - giving employees and teams the capacity to think, and the freedom to fail.



Course Content

Participants will explore and understand the types of innovation opportunities which might exist and be applied to current situations and working environment

Develop knowledge of the conditions and processes needed to create a culture of innovation in teams

Participants will develop actions based on recommendations to begin to establish a creative and critical thinking approach to problem-solving and process improvement

Skills

  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking

Attributes

  • Agility
  • Interpersonal Intelligence

Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding the principles, process and scope of innovation
  • Be able to implement a number of processes and approaches to develop the foundations for innovation thinking
  • Develop the knowledge to identify and create the conditions for innovation

How We Do It

Investing in employee development has proven to not only improve performance, but also to improve retention as employees expect and seek out employers who will provide personal and professional development.

Future Skills workshops are designed to stretch and grow skills AND attributes, recognising that everyone is on their own individual development journey. We use a range of approaches to respond to the various adult development stages that people operate at. The content and activities are rooted in experiential learning which has been proven over 30 years of working with organisations to unlock the self-awareness needed.

Our approach incorporates multiple dimensions which results in longer lasting impact - continuous growth far beyond any programme we deliver.

INNER DEVELOPMENT

Increasing self-awareness to self-lead and build better collaborative working relationships by unlocking authentic and best self.

CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Developing critical skills improves performance: communication, problem-solving, strategic and critical thinking, decision-making and leading high performing teams.

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Developing systems awareness and strategic thinking to be able to drive growth in line with the organisation's purpose and future vision.

EXTERNAL CONTEXT DEVELOPMENT

Developing an awareness of external factors which impact on organisational performance and how to build teams and cultures to thrive in complexity.

A multi-dimensional approach to continuous growth




Future Skills Portfolio

Getting future fit means building the mindset to be agile, to be able to operate in complexity, to have the resilience and mental fitness to be able to self-lead and be open to explore, empathise, innovate, navigate and to act. Drawing on industry leading thinking and word-class tools we use in the development of leaders and teams, we categorise future skills into 3 key areas. These inform the design of all of our programmes.

To understand more about the skill gaps in your organisation we will design and implement a bespoke Development Needs Assessment, ensuring your L & D investment is targeted to ensure your employees are future fit and equipped with the desired skills and attributes for sustainable and continuous growth, contributing to future growth. Find out more about how you can get future fit as an organisation.

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