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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Your Guide to Workplace Innovation

 

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.


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The Workplace Diagnostic

Is it time to abandon your Engagement Survey?

Engagement surveys have become the norm, 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 that organisations are being overcharged for surveys that fail to support transformational change.



So what’s
the alternative?
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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

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..

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? (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/towards-high-performance) 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 (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/lwip) programme. Find out that participants had to say (http://www.workplaceinnovation.eu/Changing-together)..

Workplace innovation is strongly grounded in evidence – and needs to stay that way In 2001, the European Commission asked Peter Totterdill and his colleagues to produce a study that would analyse evidence both from existing research and from a broad sample of one hundred highly innovative companies in six European countries. The aim of this study, known as Hi-Res¹ (#partners-at-work) was to create a practical approach designed to help companies and their employees achieve win-win outcomes in terms of business performance and quality of working lives. The concept we developed was ‘workplace innovation’. It describes workplace practices and cultures which enable employees at all levels to use their knowledge, competences and creativity to the full. Above all, workplace innovation describes a series of interlocking workplace practices that are solidly grounded in evidence. It starts with the practical problems, challenges and opportunities ..