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Building a Culture of Innovation

A Practical Framework for Placing Innovation at the Core of Your Business

Unlock innovation potential in your business with this practical guide to leading a cultural change programme.
EAN: 9780749474478
Edition: 1
Format: 235x158
232 pages

About the book

SHORTLISTED: CMI Management Book of the Year 2017 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Category

Being a truly innovative company is more than dreaming up new products and services by external consultants and internal taskforces. Staying one step ahead of the competition requires you to embed innovation into your organizational culture. Innovation needs to be embodied in everything that gets done by everyone who works there. By changing your organizational culture to one that supports Building a Culture of Innovation, you will remove the barriers that stop you responding quickly and agilely to changing market conditions and opportunities for growth.

Building a Culture of Innovation presents a practical framework that you can follow to design and embed a culture of innovation in your business.The six-step Innovation Culture Change Framework offers a structured process to make change stick, from assessing your organization's innovation-readiness to leading a managed change process that will foster innovation at each level. It includes case studies from international organizations which have shifted their focus to an innovation culture, including Prudential, Qinetiq, Octopus Investments, Cisco, Siemens, BrightMove Media, Waitrose and Feefo.

Supported with downloadable resources, Building a Culture of Innovation is an essential read for business leaders and change implementation teams who want to place innovation at the heart of their business strategy.

About the authors

Cris Beswick

Originally trained as a product & industrial designer, Cris Beswick spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning design group. After structuring a full exit in 2008 he founded The Future Shapers, an innovation consultancy specialising in working with CEOs and senior teams on the strategy, leadership and culture required for innovation. As such Cris has coached, advised and delivered keynotes to some of the worlds most successful companies on how to become exceptional by building game-changing innovation capability and embedding it into organisational culture. Cris Beswick has also delivered executive education on innovation for leading UK and international business schools such as Henley Business School, Cranfield University's Centre for Competitive Creative Design and Synergy Business School in Dubai, to name but a few.

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Derek Bishop

Formerly head of customer service at AXA, Derek Bishop has over twenty years experience of leading people and delivering business results in high volume, complex environments. As an expert on culture change, leadership development and customer experience he is considered one of the leading thinkers on creating high-performance businesses. As well as being an author and speaker Derek Bishop is the co-founder of boutique agency Culture Consultancy and works with leadership teams of global organisations, helping to deliver sustainable performance improvements through successful organisational culture change. Thanks to his unique skill set, experience and thought leadership perspectives, Derek is also a trusted adviser to several CEOs and senior teams around the world.

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Jo Geraghty

Formerly head of HR for Goldman Sachs France and Switzerland and with 16 years experience working in change management for various investment banks across the globe, Jo Geraghty brings a wealth of practitioner experience to change projects. With a global reputation as an expert in building high performance cultures, Jo Geraghty specialises in working with CEOs and leadership teams of global organisations operating in large, complex and regulated environments; helping to deliver sustainable performance improvements through successful organisational culture change. A co-founder of boutique agency Culture Consultancy, Jo is also a speaker on high-performance leadership and organisational culture and a regular guest lecturer at several of the UKs leading business schools.

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Clear practical steps to embed a culture of innovation and an enjoyable read. This is a really practical guide for any organization aiming to put innovation at the centre of its business strategy. It does what it claims to do; defining a culture of innovation and giving some easy to use tools within a six-stage framework to make the journey successful. The concepts and tools in this book are clear, practical and easy to use - it will help to make innovation central to your strategy.

Irene Stark, Group HR Director, ATS Euromaster