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Why collaboration is crucial for the future of work

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The workplace of today is so different to the workplace of 50 or even 25 years ago; it has changed completely. Everything is faster, more immediate, more accessible and more global. The workforce itself is more geographically dispersed, more transient and less tied to the physical workplace, with technology, of course, underpinning a lot of these changes. We now regularly …

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A brief history of work, innovation and skills in the UK

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There’s no question the world of work has evolved over time. Advances in mechanisation, mass production and, more recently, technology have shaped where and how we work, as well as what we produce. The need for people and organisations to innovate has always been there but what’s much harder to comprehend, and therefore navigate, is the rapid pace of change …

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Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

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At this year’s Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the Q&A – all answers are anonymised and summarised. What have you found most …

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How innovation can truly future-proof your business?

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The need for innovation in modern business has been well-documented. Most organisations would claim that they are trying in some shape or form to be innovative. Often that is to ward off the threat posed by more dynamic and agile start-ups that are disrupting markets, or, to meet the changing customer demands for improved products and services. Whether this is …

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Do you have to be a start-up to be a disruptor?

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Can established corporations be disruptive, too? It is possible to achieve what these disruptive organisations have? Yes – as long as they are clear in their mission. As Richard Branson said, “Disruption is not about advertising for your brand; it’s about where you want your brand to go, and how to get there.” The size and origins of a brand …

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Idea management – driving workforce empowerment and bottom-up innovation

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Tracking and measuring results – any innovation programme, whether bottom-up or otherwise, needs to be tracked and measured effectively. An organisation should put in place targets, totals and outputs, so it can understand the metrics and make refinements and enhancements to the innovation programme where necessary. An idea management platform can make reporting on innovation simple. Smart software can track …

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Daily improvements are innovation, here’s how

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Innovation is a necessity across all sectors and industries, and in an ever-changing competitive landscape, businesses are under more pressure than ever to showcase innovative outcomes. Incremental innovation involves making small scale improvements that can be implemented daily (or short-term) to existing processes, products or services. There are opportunities exist everywhere across all aspects of every business, to do things …