Fostering a Culture of Workplace Innovation

Most companies know that innovation is key to growth and relevance in business. However they often get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they defer doing what is needed to create the systems and competencies necessary to become truly innovative. This workshop introduces techniques for managers, supervisors and team leaders to foster a culture and climate conducive for innovation to flourish at the workplace.

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Most companies know that innovation is key to growth and relevance in business. However they often get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they defer doing what is needed to create the systems and competencies necessary to become truly innovative. This workshop introduces techniques for managers, supervisors and team leaders to foster a culture and climate conducive for innovation to flourish at the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

At the at of the 1 day workshop, participant will be able to:

  • Define what it means to be an innovative organisation
  • Contribute to the development of a learning organisation
  • Analyse workplace performance and processes to identify opportunities for innovation
  • Support enterprising behaviour and risk taking within you team to foster innovation

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

Define what it means to be an innovative organisation

  • Make the case for the need to be an innovative organisation
  • Define what is innovation
  • Describe how the operational environment and organisational culture affects innovation  

Contribute to the development of a learning organisation 

  • Understand your organisational context
  • Identify the components of a learning organisation
  • Practice methods to encourage innovation in your organisation
  • Develop a work environment that supports the development of a learning organisation

Analyse workplace performance and processes to identify opportunities for innovation

  • Identify opportunities for innovation and improved work practices
  • Use of technology to improve workplace performance and processes
  • Analyses of workplace performance and processes

Support enterprising behaviour and risk taking within you team to foster innovation

  • Support enterprising behaviours and risk taking
  • Appoint different roles in identifying opportunities for innovation
  • Develop communication techniques and channels to disseminate information to identify opportunities for innovation

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for managers, supervisors and team leaders to foster a culture and climate conducive for innovation to flourish at the workplace.

Methodology

The one-day workshop would be delivered through mini lectures, case studies, role plays, video clips, and paired/group discussions.

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