Leadership development and organisational change in a family business

A family-owned logistics company asked us to work closely with them in developing leadership, communication, teamworking, continuous improvement and engagement capacity at all levels of the business.

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Unleashing management creativity in a client-centred business

We delivered a programme to support management development and the creation of a more entrepreneurial culture in a Midlands-based engineering consultancy.

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Public sector innovation in troubled times: Dramatic Innovation in Irish regional agencies

We were asked to help build more effective mechanisms for employee engagement in three of the regional agencies that manage and deliver vocational education and training in Ireland, preparing the organisations and their staff for the significant changes that lay ahead.

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Enabling line managers to create great performance

One of the UK’s largest housing associations appointed Workplace Innovation Limited to deliver a series of informative, engaging and interactive theatre based workshops focussing on effective team leadership and staff engagement.

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Cost-effectiveness and service improvement through management-trade union partnership

An NHS Trust sought to build a closer relationship with union representatives to enable partnership working to reach its full potential, not just in securing good employment relations but to facilitate win-win outcomes at a time of continual change and uncertainty.

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Innovative Workplaces: employee engagement in a learning cluster of nine organisations

Acas and Workplace Innovation Limited jointly led an innovative project in the East Midlands designed to help companies improve employee engagement through a combination of individual support and collaborative learning.

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Supporting emerging leaders in an NHS Foundation Trust Hospital

The Trust sought an approach to leadership development for Band 7 and 8 staff which combined enhanced knowledge of the concepts and skills required to lead effective organisations with action learning linked to specific transformation initiatives.

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Creating amazing events

Acas, Flanders Synergy and the National Centre for Partnership and Performance are just three of the organisations that have benefited from Workplace Innovation’s highly interactive approach to delivering masterclasses, conference sessions and workshops.

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Latest News and Events

Latest workshops provide a fasttrack to leadership development Described by one participant as “a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the current landscape of your organisation and develop ideas to drive innovation”, our recent Exeter workshop created such a great buzz that we’ve decided to repeat it – this time in Glasgow and Bristol. The Exeter event attracted companies as varied as including Johnson & Johnson (https://www.jnj.com/), Delt Services (https://deltservices.com/), MBDA (https://www.mbda-systems.com/), Futures Housing Group (https://futureshg.co.uk/), M-EC (https://www.m-ec.co.uk/) and Lightfoot, (https://www.lightfoot.co.uk/) and we’re expecting even greater diversity at our next events. Several participants in the Exeter workshop used the event to kickstart their journey towards an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management combined with accreditation as Workplace Innovation Practitioners. Join us in Glas..

As a member of the 2019/20 Fresh Thinking Labs programme, you’ll visit some of Europe’s most innovative companies and meet highly experienced change leaders. Giant companies such as Scania (https://www.scania.com/uk/en/home.html) and SMEs such as Dutch special needs cycle manufacturer Van Raam (https://www.vanraam.com/en-gb) share a commitment to employee empowerment and a culture of innovation – and they’re willing to share their experiences. And you can even opt to use the programme to support your journey to an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management – your learning and reflections from the visits are part of the assessment. We’ve designed an exciting programme offering you the opportunity to learn from practitioners and thought leaders from several countries. Each visit addresses key workplace practices associated with high performance and great places to work, enabling you to share experiences and practical advice wit..

Recently we enjoyed some delightful and stimulating 'walk and talk' sessions with Edwin Van Vlieberghe (https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwin-van-vlierberghe-45139374/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_pulse_read%3B81w6IgVyQa2d1W9IQ4fwkQ%3D%3D), until recently a Global Vice-President at Bombardier Transportation (https://www.bombardier.com/en/transportation.html). Standing in the middle of Grimspound (https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/grimspound/), a spectacular Bronze Age settlement on Dartmoor, Edwin pointed out that the unique effectiveness of #workplaceinnovation as a means of enhancing business performance and working lives lies in its insistence on leaders changing themselves as well as their organisations. He went on to share some inspiring experiences from his working life in the rail and automotive industries - and we look forward to hearing more from Edwin when we facilitate Scottish Enterprise's Workplace Innovation Masterclass (http://freshthinkingla..

Former Met Office consultant joins Exeter leadership workshop A diverse group of businesses and not-for-profit organisations from around the UK are gathering in Exeter next month to participate in an innovative leadership workshop programme aimed at providing leaders with the knowledge, skills and confidence that enable them to build high performing organisations by fully engaging their people. Led by Workplace Innovation Europe CLG (WIE), participants include Plymouth based shared services company, Delt Services (https://deltservices.com/), Exeter based Lightfoot (https://www.lightfoot.co.uk/), an award-winning, highly innovative vehicle improvement technology business, Midlands-based construction engineering specialists M-EC (https://www.m-ec.co.uk/), and Macmillan Cancer Support (https://www.macmillan.org.uk/). Futures Housing Group (https://futureshg.co.uk/) which manages over 9000 properties in the Midlands, and Stevenage based defence manufacturer MBDA (h..