Workplace Innovation helps improve performance and working lives by releasing the full range of talent, knowledge and creativity from employees at every level.

Organisational Health Check

A springboard to innovation

Our Health Checks are not about us telling you what is wrong or right with your organisation. They are about your people telling us what is wrong or right, what can be done better, what works really well and what doesn’t.

An Organisational Health Check acts as a springboard with the potential to release innovative behaviour, improve performance, enhance employee well-being and stimulate growth.

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We know the importance of listening to employees at every level in order to understand what is working and what needs to be improved.

Our reports based on employees’ own accounts of experiences at work provide boards and senior management teams with a powerful stimulus for change, and help to define priorities for action.

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Facilitating Change and Innovation

Breaking down walls and ceilings

Workplace Innovation is at the heart of performance, growth and employee well-being. Many see it but don’t know how to implement it.

We help organizations review improvement and innovation practices by breaking down walls and ceilings and creating dialogue across hierarchies and functions so that the better argument always wins.

Workplace Innovation’s facilitators work closely with leaders, managers and employees at every level, understanding their aspirations and strengths as well as what holds them back. We seek solutions co-created by all of the main stakeholders in an issue to ensure buy-in and to minimise resistance to change.

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Working with Boards and Senior Teams

Horizon-scanning, thought leadership and rehearsing the future

What will your business look like in 2024 and what will your role be in leading it?

Seeing the world in a different way should be on the job description of Directors. Change is happening and it can’t be controlled but it can be anticipated.

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Developing Emerging Leaders

From transactional to transformational

The demands of leadership are changing. At a time of significant challenge and opportunity, leaders and managers must drive improvement and innovation while motivation and energising employees. Emerging leaders must migrate from purely transactional management to proactive, transformational behaviour while current leaders must address the question of succession.

But where are the next leaders coming from and what skills and competences will they actually need?

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Interactive Theatre

Using drama to provoke thought and motivate change

Interactive theatre in the workplace is a real eye-opener. It helps to unlock employee engagement and creativity, one of the key challenges in securing successful organisational change, improving performance and enhancing working life – but it does it very differently.

You’ll see your organisations in a completely different and thought-provoking light.

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Presentations, Facilitation and Masterclasses

Stimulating, informing and resourcing innovation and change

Expert facilitation, engaging presentations, creative thinking and interactive theatre are just some of the ways we enhance and enliven conferences, time-out sessions, in-house training and team development workshops.

We can also deliver masterclasses and provide internationally recognised expert speakers covering all aspects of people centres change, employee engagement, high involvement innovation and leadership development.

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Transformational Coaching

Achieving a new culture

We know how to coach – we do it for a living. However, we are also on a mission to help managers and leaders become inspired coaches in their own right and to introduce a coaching culture to their organisations that will achieve sustainable benefits.

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Networking and Knowledge Sharing

Remember, you are not alone

Networking, knowledge sharing, the pooling of ideas and intellectual capital are the dynamics that underpin a sustainable movement of workplace innovation and provide all organisations looking to change and to challenge the future with access to the choices open to them and the experiences of others.

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Flexible ILM Leadership & Coaching Courses 

In-house and Distance Learning

Flexibility in learning is becoming increasingly important in employee development. We are experiencing a significant increase in clients needing a more flexible approach to the delivery of our ILM programmes.

Releasing staff to attend off-site public courses can cause problems for organisations, despite the obvious benefits of individuals from different backgrounds and industries sharing their experiences as they learn together. It is not always convenient for managers to block out days in their diary to attend sessions off-site, on dates that tend to be inflexible.

We recognise this and in addition to our public courses we are able to offer a range of flexible options to make it easier for organisations and individuals to access our ILM Leadership, Management and Coaching programme.

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Changing together

A fasttrack to leadership development for change leaders

We’ve had some brilliant feedback from our Leadership for High Performance workshop in Exeter and can’t wait for the repeat sessions in Glasgow and Bristol during June. Why not join us?

These workshops respond to the needs of such a diverse range of participants, coming from organisations of very different types yet learning together from evidence and experience, sharing ideas and providing mutual support. They’re also a great way of kickstarting our ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management programme.

Hannah is an emerging business leader working in a fast-growing IT based company:

Our business is incredibly dynamic and we’re always changing at a really fast pace and we’re trying to keep up and make sure the technology we’re developing is mirrored with the innovation within the business. We’re trying to ensure that everyone gets the personal development they need as efficiently as we can in order to keep pace with the technology we are pioneering within the business.

We’ve grown substantially in the past few years and moved into a new workspace, and while we now have the physical space and we’ve got some great people with great ideas, we’ve not yet got the right structure to cope with bringing new people and giving them managerial responsibilities they haven’t had before. We’re growing as a business and it’s tricky to avoid the growing pains associated with a fast paced growing business.

Today has given me a real idea of how we can combine the changes we’re undergoing. The workshop has been fantastic in terms of how other companies have shared their experiences and how they have worked through issues similar to the ones we are facing. It has felt like some of the areas we are strong in as a business, we have been able to use to help other people and it’s very positive to have that business community sharing.

We’ve taken loads of new ideas from the workshop, some of which I may have heard about previously but haven’t thought to implement. I’ve listened to other companies who have implemented these changes and they have shared how it’s gone for them, and they have offered advice on how we can improve our business and our knowledge.

Hannah Bradley – Engagement Manager, Lightfoot

In contrast, Halinka is an experienced senior manager from a well-established not-for-profit organisation:

I have attended a few Workplace Innovation events before, including a Mental Health and Well-being at Work workshop and have found them to be really beneficial in terms of learning from other companies and the great ideas that they have that you can bring back to your own organisation.

It helps us benchmark where we are, while at the same time I can share our own experiences and good practices that we have achieved and that might help other people who may be struggling. This workshop has been a great refresher for me. I have come across many of the concepts discussed before but it has been so interesting to remind and refresh myself while at the same connecting with new people from very different backgrounds and organisations, and that has been really useful.

Halinka Hepworth – Head of People Service, Futures Housing Group

According to David O'Byrne, who flew from Cork especially for the workshop:

These workshops are really about how you can organise your team to get more out of it for the business while at the same time empowering them and giving them a better experience when they come to work. It demonstrates how and allowing them to tap into their creative side or their past and personal life that they don’t normally bring to work gets more in return as a result.

This has been a great event. Peter and Rosemary pulled us together as a group and you can see the dynamic working very quickly. You begin to realise that no matter what sector you come from the issues we have as managers are the same whether you’re working in operations, HR or general management, we’re all facing the same obstacles and what these events do is start to show you how to break these down.

This type of interaction also helps you see the things in a different way. You realise that all along you’ve been looking at something but not really seeing it and then you do and you can start to change things.

Join us for a future Leadership for High Performance Workshop!

Glasgow: 09.30 for 10.00, Tuesday, 18th June to 16.00, Wednesday, 19th June 2019.
Bristol: 09.30 for 10.00, Wednesday, 26th June to 16.00, Thursday, 27th June 2019.


Our free Guide to Workplace Innovation offers inspiration and solutions, helping you assess current practice in your organisation, suggesting pathways to change, and signposting further sources of information and support.

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The Workplace Innovation Diagnostic ® is a unique, on-line employee survey tool, solidly based in research evidence and practical experience, and designed to assess a broad spectrum of workplace practices using evidence-based indicators.

Find out more and try our short version here.

Our unique distance learning and in person programmes accredit key people in your organisation as Workplace Innovation Practitioners, giving them the knowledge, competencies and resources they need to achieve successful and sustainable outcomes with the option of practical in-company facilitation and support. Participants also gain the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

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Scottish Enterprise has announced the continuation of its nation-wide programme of workplace innovation and awarded Workplace Innovation Europe Limited (WIE) the contract to conduct the next 12 Masterclasses over a three year programme.

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Our Events


Workplace Innovation Masterclass: People Leading Change. This Masterclass will demonstrate how successful change can be inspired from the top whilst unleashing the ideas and experience of the entire workforce. Register now.

18th - 19th

Leadership for High Performing Organisations. A unique combination of leadership development and organisational change.
Learn more here.

26th - 27th

Leadership for High Performing Organisations. A unique combination of leadership development and organisational change.
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