Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future (Lausanne)

3 - 4 April 2017

IMD Lausanne, Chemin de Bellerive 23, Lausanne, 1003, Switzerland

Innovation is an organisational characteristic which everyone at all levels should embrace. In this sense, HR functions not only have to be innovative of themselves but more importantly, set the tone for innovation throughout the organisation and its people. Innovation often implies change and not being hidebound by the way things are currently done. This can be uncomfortable.

Innovation has to be joined up, business relevant and avoid unintended consequences. It is vital to remember that innovation is not an end in itself but a stepping stone to improved performance and business success.

Monday 3 April: 16.00-18.30
Tuesday 4 April: 08.30-15.00

Who is it for?
Those concerned with improving organisation innovation and those wanting to understand why and how it can be improved.

Overview
Innovation is an organisational characteristic which everyone at all levels should embrace. In this sense, HR functions not only have to be innovative of themselves but more importantly, set the tone for innovation throughout the organisation and its people. Innovation often implies change and not being hidebound by the way things are currently done. This can be uncomfortable. Innovation has to be joined up, business relevant and avoid unintended consequences. It is vital to remember that innovation is not an end in itself but a stepping stone to improved performance and business success.

Content

• what is innovation, what is it not?
• how do we identify innovation in people and encourage innovative behaviour?
• do innovative people necessarily lead to innovative organisations?
• innovative cultures: how do we develop and manage them; what innovation culture choices might your organisation wish to consider and/or experiment with?
• is there a limit to innovation?
• what is the cost of innovation and can we measure the benefits?
• how should HR leaders be equipping their executive teams and organisations to keep up to date on innovation, technological developments and future scanning?

Supported by case studies and drawing on the experiences of delegates, the presenters will address these questions and suggest ways in which organisations may become even more innovative and commercially successful.

  • Tags
  • Organisation Development & Change