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Creating Innovative and High Performing Workplaces: Fresh Thinking Labs UK workshop

Date: Monday, 7th November 2016

Times: 12.00 for 13.00 (with lunch and a gallery tour) – 17.00
New Art Exchange, Nottingham, NG7 6BE

People leading change in different organisations benefit enormously from exchanging ideas and experience of ‘what works’ (and what doesn’t), by sharing problems and solutions, and by acting as ‘critical friends’ to each other.  This half-day workshop offers a rare opportunity to discover how a growing number of companies are transforming their working practices and culture in ways that lead to real improvements in productivity, performance, engagement and well-being. You will have a unique opportunity to assess workplace practices and culture in your company against some of the best examples in Europe, and to identify positive opportunities for innovation and improvement.

Over four hours this interactive workshop will:

• Examine the business case for ’workplace innovation’ as well as its impact on employee health and well-being
• Explore core workplace practices that lead to high performance and high quality of working life
• Identify international examples of good practice through short films and case studies
• Hear a stimulating in-person case study of engagement in the Lindum Group by its General Manager Warren Glover
• Enable participants to evaluate current workplace practices in their own companies and identify priorities for change and improvement
• Provide opportunities for participants to share ideas and experiences with each other
• Access a rich database of learning resources.

Attendees will also discover Fresh Thinking Labs, the international open source movement for workplace innovation, combining state of the art Online interaction with In Person opportunities for knowledge sharing. Fresh Thinking Labs is for everyone looking for ideas and practical support, building one-to-one and group relationships. It facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing between members with common interests and challenges.

This interactive workshop will be led by Professor Peter Totterdill and Rosemary Exton from Workplace Innovation, the international not-for-profit organisation committed to spreading good practice in the workplace.

The workshop will begin with an introduction to the New Art Exchange and a gallery tour from 12.00, followed by lunch from 12.30.

Please note that up to two places per company are available at this event depending on availability, so please forward this invitation to a colleague to apply for the second place.

Find out more and apply here.