Workplace Innovation


Start Date: 31 Aug 2017

Start Time: 5:00 PM

End Time: 7:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: Highlands and Islands Enterprise, An Lochran, Inverness, IV2 5NA › View map

Why are we wasting so many opportunities to improve productivity and innovation?

This event is being run in partnership with the CIPD and CMI.

The evidence has been there for a long time. Empowering people and teams to exercise discretion and choice in their own work, to contribute to innovation and improvement, and to be involved in decision-making improves business performance as well as employee health and well-being. Yet only a minority of Scottish companies are making full use of these working practices that enable employees at all levels to use and develop their full range of knowledge, skills, experience and creativity.

During this interactive workshop you will have an opportunity to discover some of the best examples of workplace practices and company culture in Europe, and to identify practical approaches to achieving sustainable improvements in performance.

You will also discover Fresh Thinking Labs, the international open source movement for workplace innovation, combining state of the art Online interaction with In Person opportunities for knowledge sharing. Fresh Thinking Labs is for everyone looking for ideas and practical support, building one-to-one and group relationships. It facilitates collaboration and knowledge sharing between members with common interests and challenges..

Speakers are Professor Peter Totterdill and Rosemary Exton from Workplace Innovation, the international not-for-profit organisation committed to spreading good practice in the workplace.

Peter is a Founding Director of Workplace Innovation and Chief Executive of UK WON. He is Visiting Professor at Kingston University London and Mykolas Romeris University Lithuania, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bath. Rosemary is also a Founding Director of Workplace Innovation and a Director of UK WON. She builds on thirty-five years’ experience as a clinician, manager and trade unionist as well as on our international portfolio of projects. Rosemary has provided programme management, leadership and development training, and expert support to several organisations.        

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Network Support at or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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