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WORKSHOP: How to Unlock your Team's Innovation Potential

05th November 2019 09:00 - 12:00 Workshop
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Event description

The business world is changing all around us; from technological advances and changing customer expectations, we are surrounded by innovation which is creating opportunities for new business models and ways of working. But how, when we are all focused on serving customers on a month to month basis, can established businesses take advantage of these opportunities to deepen existing customer relationships and to develop new ones?The answer lies in your approach to innovation and how you tap into the nascent potential of your workforce, and perhaps a little bit of ‘co-opetition’ with your competitors!

What will I Learn

  • The different types of innovation and how not every innovation needs to be disruptive.
  • Most innovations in products and operations come from existing employees.
  • How unconscious bias affects change.
  • The importance of networks both inside and outside your industry on your innovation strategy.
  • What ‘co-opetition’ is and the role it plays in innovation.

Who should attend?

Business Owners, Senior Managers.

About the speaker

James Brown

James is a seasoned innovation consultant, specialising in guiding organisations, from start-ups to conglomerates, to harness their digital potential. Highlights from James’ career include:

- the implementation of a group-wide process management framework for a FTSE 100 retailer;

- the definition and delivery of a global e-commerce strategy for an internationally acclaimed mobile handset manufacturer;

- taking the lead on a £5 million digital transformation programme in the public sector; and,

- acting as interim COO for an aviation tech start-up, taking the lead for maturing operations sufficiently to facilitate an acquisition by a major aviation group.

In his spare time, James is working towards his Yachtmaster Offshore certification and having recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy & Innovation at the University of Oxford is now preparing to study for a second degree, a BSc in Mathematics and Physics.


The Growth Hub University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Lane Gloucester GL2 9HW

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The Growth Hub, Gloucester

The Growth Hub is based at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester. Partnered with both the University and GFirst LEP, The Growth Hub is here to help every Gloucestershire business grow.

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