We are Workplace Innovation.

Our team has been at the heart of the workplace innovation movement in Europe since the early 1990s.

We created Workplace Innovation Europe as a not-for-profit organisation specifically to promote and develop workplace innovation.

Our advice, coaching and hands-on support has helped many companies, public sector organisations and NGOs across Europe to improve performance, enhance capacity for innovation and create better jobs for their people.

We have also helped shape and deliver policies and programmes for the European Commission, governments, business support agencies and employers’ organisations in many countries.

Our approach combines hard, evidence-based argument with the ability to stimulate and engage senior leaders, managers and front-line employees. We work with leading international universities and research institutes to capture and analyse leading practice, and to translate it into practical tools and learning resources.

And we have lots of fun working with our clients and partners!

ETHICAL – RESEARCH BASED – EXPERIENCED – COST EFFECTIVE – A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP

Individual participants will gain knowledge of leading international thinking and practice relating to high performing workplaces, and actionable insights into how effective and sustainable organisational change can be achieved. Participants will also acquire an understanding of how emotionally intelligent behaviours help leaders and managers connect with their organisations and teams.

Your organisation will acquire fresh insights into priorities and opportunities for organisational development and improvement. It will also gain a practical understanding of how workplace innovation provides a strategic framework for supporting business growth and transformation.

Our clients think we’re different.

  • We listen, and create opportunities for reflection.

  • We don’t do jargon, and we translate concepts and theories into everyday language.

  • Our approach is deeply grounded in evidence – we really dislike half-baked models.

  • We like having fun.

  • We blend our expertise with yours.

  • We travel with you on a journey of learning and exploration.

  • We introduce you to other great companies and interesting people – all part of the service!

Our advice, coaching and hands-on support has helped many companies, public sector organisations and NGOs across Europe to improve performance, enhance capacity for innovation and create better jobs for their people.

Our approach combines hard, evidence-based argument with the ability to stimulate and engage senior leaders, managers and front-line employees. We work with leading international universities and research institutes to capture and analyse leading practice, and to translate it into practical tools and learning resources.

And we have lots of fun working with our clients and partners!

We’ve worked with diverse companies, not-for-profit organisations and public bodies, and we’re delighted to share their success stories. Here are some recent examples:

Argenta

Pharmaceuticals

Reduced the impact of functional divisions to improve workflow, delegated decision-making to team and involved staff in innovation.

Significant cost reduction and efficiency gains, and major steps towards creating a culture of improvement and innovation.

Booth Welsh

Engineering services

Greater transparency and measures to engage staff, reducing functional silos and stimulating employee-driven innovation.

60+ ideas generated by employees; Martin Welsh (MD) argues that WIEP has placed the company 12 months ahead of its competitors.

Cornerstone

Social Care

Introduced self-managed teams and a flatter management structure to address changing and more complex demands in the care sector.

Enhanced client satisfaction, greater resource efficiency and improved staff engagement.

DS Smith

Packaging

Leadership transparency; delegation of decision-making to frontline meetings; employee-led process mapping and improvement.

We played a vital role in changing work practices throughout DS Smith Lockerbie, leading to a £1.4m profit upturn without capital investment.

Laing Traditional Masonry

Building renovation

Leadership transparency and enhanced 2-way communication with site-based teams combined with good practice teamwork principles.

Significant improvements in meeting targets and an average improvement in profitability of 6% per project.

Premier Hytemp

Engineering

Introduction of a representative ‘Shop Committee’ bringing employee voice into decision-making and stimulating ideas for improvement.

MD claims that KPIs have all improved as a result of employee voice measures introduced by WIEP, building pride in the workplace.

But don’t just take it from us. We work closely with leading researchers and experts across Europe to ensure that our approach is firmly grounded in evidence. That’s what makes us different!

Contact us if you’d like to see more of the evidence, but here is a quick extract:

“Comparing like with like, companies that systematically empower employees using evidence-based workplace practices gain 20-60% improvements across a wide range of business indicators, from productivity to employee health, engagement and well-being.”

I was delighted with the facilitation and enthusiasm that both Peter and Rosemary added to our Mission and Vision strategy day. Having more than 20 senior people from my business out of the office is a big commitment and Peter and Rosemary certainly helped get the most out the day and helped us map out the road ahead. Look forward to working with them again in the future

The power of Fresh Thinking Labs is being curious and open to learning from peers from similar and distinctly different sectors and from across Europe.  I returned to my workplace with lots of ideas to try out and a number of new relationships formed – people that share a desire to make working lives as fulfilling as possible and recognise that workplace innovation, driven by employees, makes the real difference between good and leading edge.

This has been a really good journey for us for what we needed to do, bringing a coherence across the organisation.

It’s massive, you actually enjoy going to work now, it’s different, everyone’s in a different mindset, everyone’s enjoying it now and getting input and getting them to speak and don’t be afraid to approach managers and whoever, everyone’s got a voice now and that’s what we took out of this it’s been fantastic.

If you have an enquiry or would like to discuss how Workplace Innovation can help your organisation, call us on +44 (0)333 987 5116 or register your interest: