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Book Launch: Building a Culture of Innovation

18th January 2016 | Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop, Jo Geraghty

Attend the Building a Culture of Innovation Book Launch to discover how you can embody innovation.

Book Launch: Building a Culture of Innovation

Building a Culture of Innovation sets out a practical guide for every entrepreneur and business leader to follow on the road to building innovation capability as a core asset and differentiator in the crowded, commoditized world we now operate in. 

SME Innovation

SMEs and small entrepreneurial companies have long been able to leverage their size in terms of speed, agility and creativity. We all know that done right, ‘fast-innovators’ get new products to market much quicker and generate more sales from them.

SMEs are also able to capitalize on their ability to collaborate and when nearly 80% of employees believe that ideas are improved when they can collaborate at all levels, the quest to build innovation as a core capability and part of organizational culture has never been more critical. With innovation on the top team agenda for the majority of corporates, the opportunity for SMEs to access market knowledge, partner, joint venture or secure investment from the corporate world has never been more so but it requires more than just a lone entrepreneur. It requires a culture of innovation.

About this event

The book launch event on Thursday 4th February hosted by Geovation Hub is an opportunity for small businesses to get together and explore the opportunity which cultures of innovation presents for them.

Date: February 4th 2016
Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Host: Alex Wrottesley - Geovation Hub Manager
Location: Geovation Hub
(floor 2 of the Urban Innovation Centre)
1 Sekforde Street
Clerkenwell Green
London
EC1R 0BE
RSVP by January 29th to nikki@crisbeswick.com

 

CEO and Senior Leaders Innovation

With the majority of CEOs and senior leaders ranking innovation as one of their top-three priorities and many placing it as the number one priority, the time for rhetoric is over. But, being a truly innovative company is more than the dreaming up of new products and services by external consultants and internal taskforces. Staying one step ahead of the competition requires you to embed innovation as a core capability and when nearly 80% of employees believe that ideas are improved when they can collaborate at all levels, the quest to build innovation into organizational culture has never been more critical.

Innovation needs to be embodied in everything that gets done by everyone who works there. By changing your organizational culture to one that supports innovation, you will remove the barriers that stop you responding quickly and agilely to changing market conditions and opportunities for growth. Barriers like innovation being more something that is talked about than done, people being unaware of your organizations definition of innovation and how it fits into and aligns with wider corporate goals and employees not believing that innovation is embedded within the leadership team among many others.

About this event

The book launch event on Thursday 11th February hosted by Stephenson Harwood is an opportunity for senior leaders within corporates and medium sized businesses to get together and explore the opportunity which cultures of innovation presents for them. There will be plenty of debate and discussion around the topic as well as an opportunity to meet like-minded leaders from other orgnisations.

Date: February 11th 2016
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Stephenson Harwood LLP
1 Finsbury Circus
London
EC2M 7SH
RSVP by February 5th to nikki@crisbeswick.com

Building a Culture of Innovation is available to purchase now, ahead of the launch.

 


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