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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Insight



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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Public sector transformation through people

Download The Public Sector Leader’s Guide to Workplace Innovation


Public sector organisations face unprecedented challenges in addressing complex social, economic and environmental policy demands within ever tighter financial constraints.

Tackling these challenges can’t be done by senior teams alone: they need to harness the creativity, insights and engagement of the entire workforce. But that means challenging some deeply embedded practices . . .

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


DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE GUIDE HERE

The Workplace Diagnostic: Is it time to abandon your Engagement Survey?

“I’ve spent too many hours in my career struggling with engagement surveys. We should stop pretending that they deliver any change, let alone sustainable transformation. They really are dead on their feet.”
Sue Evans, Former HR Director, Warwickshire County Council

Engagement surveys have become the norm in the public sector, demonstrating that employers are listening to their staff. But do they measure the right things? And do the results lead to practical action?

We think the public sector is being overcharged for surveys that fail to support transformational change.

So what’s the alternative? Download our Diagnostic Brochure


Building competence for transformation

How can you build internal capacity and competence for sustainable change?

Our Leadership for Workplace Innovation programme helps change leaders and managers acquire the knowledge, skills and resources required to achieve successful, systematic and sustainable transformation, supported by in-house facilitation and coaching to deliver effective service and organisational redesign in practice. Available as distance learning and in-person, individually, in-house or open programmes.

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Inspiring Events on Critical Issues

Our highly interactive events are designed to share ideas, experience and evidence from the best organisations in Europe and beyond with public sector change leaders. Sessions can be delivered in house or contact us ([email protected]) for details of our public sector events programme.

Workplace Wellbeing and Mental Health. There is a great deal of interest, and even more talk about the healthy workforce, but the real task is to create the kind of workplaces that we know help people to feel empowered, energised and valued. Discover what good practice really looks like.

Digitalisation and Building Community Capacity. How can we change the way teams think about services as we move towards “Digital First”, and how do we build effective approaches to service redesign? Learn from evidence-based practices in both public and private sectors.

Leading Transformation. How are effective leaders engaging their workforces in change and transformation? Be inspired by how leading public and private sector organisations are empowering ‘guerrillas’, unlocking team potential, and building creativity and innovation into the day job.

Team Performance. Leading private companies are abandoning the annual individual appraisal ritual in favour of co-created objective setting, productive reflection and coaching styles of leadership and management How can the public sector avoid being left behind?

Partnership Working and Social Innovation. Everyone talks about this but very few do it well. Real partnership is based on understanding and valuing what each partner brings – and creating new and exciting outcomes. This workshop will share clear, evidence-based guidelines and an opportunity to assess practice in your partnership.

Health and social care integration. It’s generally not working. Co-created service redesign, multi-agency teamworking and strategic alignment need a clear, shared vision. What would it look like if it was good?

Cost

£ 120 per delegate

£ 80 for Fresh Thinking Labs members


Contact us to learn more.


Workplace Innovation Europe CLG is a not-for-profit organisation created to help public and private sector organisations achieve enhanced performance, innovation and better working lives.

Our unique, accredited approach builds on a robust evidence-base, helping your change leaders and managers acquire the knowledge, skills and resources required to achieve successful, systematic and sustainable transformation, supported by practical in-house facilitation and coaching.

www.workplaceinnovation.eu | [email protected]

Latest News and Events

Digital technologies promise to transform productivity, remove waste and eliminate repetitive work through the rational organisation of production and service delivery. Yet research evidence and practical experience alike suggest that improvements in productivity will be achieved mainly by enhancing human labour through digital assistance rather than replacing it. In short, organisations are unlikely to achieve a full return on investment unless technological innovation and human factors are considered together. Discover what you can do to ensure the best possible fit between digital potential and human potential. Find out more (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/ready-for-digital-innovation)..

Industry 4.0: Enabling Digital and Organisational Readiness Booth Welsh (https://boothwelsh.co.uk/) and Workplace Innovation Europe (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/) will jointly lead The Digital Advantage Innovation Consortium (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/DAIC), an innovative programme beginning Autumn 2019, which will bring up to twelve companies together on a shared journey towards digital advantage. The programme will provide individual participants with digital change leadership skills, with the option of an internationally recognised Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification. Their companies gain structured support to build digital and organisational readiness for technological change, drawing on evidence-based practices and exemplary cases from across Europe. Find out more (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/DAIC)..

Your invitation to a free company visit and workshop How can you ensure that your organisation is ready to take full advantage of digital technologies – and unleash the full potential of your people at the same time? Booth Welsh (https://boothwelsh.co.uk/), a specialist engineering services company based in Irvine, has been on a remarkable journey. It has transformed workplace culture and created day-to-day opportunities for staff at every level to be part of the company’s deep commitment to innovation and improvement – all part of its strategic plan to stay ahead of the competition. Booth Welsh understands that getting a full return on expensive digital investments doesn’t happen without the full engagement of its workforce, harnessing the experience and insights of people at every level, and developing the knowledge and skills they need to play a key role in this growing company’s exciting future. Martin Welsh (the company..

Workplace Innovation’s Peter Totterdill (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-totterdill-a2b6451/) facilitated a dynamic panel discussion at the Work Foundation Centenary Celebration (http://www.theworkfoundation.com/events/wf100-centenary-celebration/) in London last Thursday. The panel titled ‘Dynamism: Creating productive, dynamic and engaging workplaces’ included Richard Carter - Managing Director of BASF UK&Ireland, Rannia Leontaridi - Director of Business Growth, BEIS, Tony Tanker - CEO, Be the Business, and Paul Nowak - Deputy General Secretary, TUC. Key findings from the debate are: Pinch with pride, learning from other businesses and productivity ideas from your people is the future of good and productive work! Discover our new company events (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/FTL-Programme) Invest in your people's development (including managers) and empower them to bring ideas forward. Learn more about our Program..