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The Workplace Innovation Masterclass – Creating Leaders for the Future took place in Glasgow on 4th February 2020 and brought together over eighty attendees from sixty companies across Scotland, who found inspiration and took away examples of good practice from our brilliant speakers:
Line SandbergVice President Global Quality and Continuous Improvement at LEO Pharma A/S, Denmark.
Dr Bengt SavénCOO, Saab Aeronautics; Adjunct Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Doug Johnston Managing Director, Mayr-Melnhof Packaging, UK.

Participants have also gained insights into effective leadership behaviours from Natalie Wilkie, Leadership and Innovation Specialist, Workplace Innovation Europe.

The event was facilitated by Dr Peter Totterdill and Rosemary Exton, directors of Workplace Innovation Europe on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland.


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Booth Welsh and Workplace Innovation Europe will jointly lead The Digital Advantage Innovation Consortium, an innovative programme beginning March 2020, which will bring up to twelve companies together on a shared journey towards digital advantage.

FIRST MEETING
11th March from 4 pm - 12th March 9 am – 4.30 pm

The programme will provide individual participants with digital change leadership skills, with the option of an internationally recognised Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification. Their companies gain structured support to build digital and organisational readiness for technological change, drawing on evidence-based practices and exemplary cases from across Europe.

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How can you drive business growth by unleashing and developing the full potential of your entire workforce?

Workplace Innovation in collaboration with Acas invites senior and emerging leaders, middle managers, members of change teams and employee representatives in organisations from all sectors to this free workshop.

Venue: Acas East Midlands – Date: 16th April 2020 – Time: 09:00 – 14:00

Discover how a growing number of successful companies throughout Europe are building cultures of innovation that use and develop the knowledge, skills and experience of employees at every level to boost business performance – and how this helps them become employers of choice.

A large and growing body of research suggests that organisations adopting workplace innovation practices systematically achieve 20-60% performance gains across a wide range of indicators including productivity, product and service innovation, customer satisfaction, employee engagement and well-being, compared with companies retaining traditional ways of working.

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An interactive workshop hosted by Scania and the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

How are leading companies preparing for the challenges and opportunities of a world where innovation is vital for survival and success? And how will they build world-class workforces equipped with the skills and resilience required for the digital age?

This exciting event begins with a visit to Scania’s Smart Factory Lab, part of the company’s new focus on adapting, assessing and demonstrating technologies that will increase Scania’s productivity as well as improve product quality and worker health.

The Lab works with ideas for virtual and augmented reality, human robot collaboration and advanced analytics, generated from and applied throughout the company including its assembly, machining, maintenance and logistics functions.

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A full return on digital investment is achieved when technological innovation and workplace innovation are considered together. In this interactive masterclass we’ll explore international experiences and good practice, helping you define a roadmap towards the digital future. The event brings together the latest thinking and research from the UK and the rest of Europe, the expertise of digital specialists from Scotland and Finland, and company experiences of people-centred approaches to digital innovation.

Why attend?

  • Learn from leading European experts
  • Gain inspiration and practical insights from a transformative business leader
  • Share experiences with other Scottish companies
  • Assess current practices in your own company
  • Get advice from our experts
  • Explore the support and opportunities available from our workplace innovation specialists

Speakers

  • Megan Butler a senior research advisor at the CIPD and former in-house AI in HR specialist at CogntionX, an AI specialist research house
  • Futurice co-founder, Hanno Nevanlinna is an innovator by heart who designs everything from sustainable digital services to furniture and better work life practices
  • Martin Welsh, managing director of engineering services technology company Booth Welsh, is a firm believer that embracing Industry 4.0 is as much to do with human interaction, as it is to do with technology
  • Dorte Zacho Martinsen,CEO of family-owned BM Silo, a Danish SME producing agricultural products

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Are you wondering on how to create high performance and make your business a great place to work? If so, come and join us for this fantastic event!

This lunchtime session offers a unique opportunity to discover how a growing number of companies are transforming their working practices and cultures in ways that lead to real improvements in business performance, innovation, employee engagement and well-being.

Workplace innovation is a term increasingly used across Europe to describe the introduction of evidence-based workplace practices that enable people at every level to use and develop their full range of skills, knowledge, experience and creativity. It helps organisations and their employees improve organisational performance and working lives.The approach is of equal importance to all types of organisation, be they large or small, in manufacturing or services, or in public administrations.

Participants at the session will gain practical insights and actionable ideas drawn from a vast body of research and experience.

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When: 23 - 24/10/2019 (Register before: 01/10/2019)

Where: EIPA Headquarters, Maastricht (NL)

Work and workplaces are crucial to creating sustainable innovation and growth. Inclusive and engaging workplaces provide staff with good quality jobs that utilise their skills and develop their talents effectively enabling these staff, in turn, to deliver high levels of performance and future innovation.

With the Europe 2020 strategy, workplace innovation now occupies an important place in EU innovation and competitiveness policy. In 2013 the European Commission launched EUWIN (the European Workplace Innovation Network) and started a large-scale movement to create more productive and healthier places to work.

This interactive workshop introduces Workplace Innovation and is intended for participants of all levels who would like to learn how to improve performance and working lives by releasing the full knowledge, skill and creativity of people at every level.

Over two days, you will gain practical insights and actionable ideas condensed from the vast body of research and experience that exists in Europe. People leading change in different organisations also 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.

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What digital innovation means for your business

Digital technologies promise to transform productivity, remove waste and eliminate repetitive work through the rational organisation of production and service delivery.

The promise of digital technologies

  • The application of information and communication technology (ICT) to digitise information and integrate systems af all stages of product creation and use (including logistics and supply), both inside companies and across company boundaries.
  • Cyber-physical systems that use ICTs to monitor and control physical processes and systems.
  • Network communications including wireless and internet technologies that link machines, work products systems and people.
  • Simulation, modelling and virtualisation in the design of products and the establishment of manufacturing processes.
  • Collection of vast quantities of data, and their analysis and exploitation, either immediately on the factory floor, or through big data analysis and cloud computing.
  • Greater ICT-based support for human workers, including robots, augmented reality and intelligent tools.

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Booth Welsh and Workplace Innovation Europe will jointly lead The Digital Advantage Innovation Consortium, an innovative programme beginning 11th March 2020, which will bring up to twelve companies together on a shared journey towards digital advantage.

The programme will provide individual participants with digital change leadership skills, with the option of an internationally recognised Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification. Their companies gain structured support to build digital and organisational readiness for technological change, drawing on evidence-based practices and exemplary cases from across Europe.

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Learning from other businesses and productivity ideas from your people is the future of good and productive work! Invest in your people's (including managers) development and empower them to bring ideas forward. The workers have the answers and together with dynamic managers will improve productivity .... key messages from the panel led by Peter Totterdill at the The Work Foundation Centenary Celebration.

Also in the panel were:
Richard Carter - Managing Director of BASF UK&Ireland 
Rannia Leontaridi - Director of Business Growth, BEIS
Tony Tanker - CEO, Be the Business
Paul Nowak - Deputy General Secretary, TUC.


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