Booth Welsh and Workplace Innovation Europe invite your participation in

The Digital Advantage Innovation Consortium (DAIC)

A shared journey towards the digital future

April 2020

Digital technologies offer vast potential to transform productivity and enhance capacity for innovation,
radically changing the ways in which we produce both goods and services.

So how can we make our people and organisations ready for digital innovation?

By working together on common issues, companies participating in the Consortium will fast-track successful digital innovation.

They create collaborative advantage by exploring international thinking and practice, sharing ideas and experiences of ‘what works’, and solving problems as a team.

Research evidence and practical experience alike suggest that improvements in productivity and competitiveness will be achieved mainly by enhancing human labour through digital assistance rather than replacing it.

In short, a full return on investment happens when technological innovation and human factors are considered together.

DAIC offers a unique opportunity, combining the technological expertise of Booth Welsh with Workplace Innovation Europe’s proven approach to People-Centred Change.

What will DAIC do for me and my business?

Together with our international partners we’ve been analysing research and leading practice from across Europe to create a unique programme.

DAIC helps you achieve successful digital innovation, personal learning and development, and peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing.

DAIC will guide you through the roadmap to successful and sustainable digital innovation, demonstrating how to:

  • Be clear about what you want to achieve, ensuring that digital innovation is fully aligned with company values and strategy.
  • Embed employee involvement in innovation within the DNA of the organisation, building workforce receptiveness to digital change.
  • Align new technologies with the whole production or service delivery process, recognising the importance of interdependent variables.
  • Understand hidden assumptions about working practices built into the design of technologies, ensuring alignment with your values.
  • Maximise the synergies between human and digital potential, building on the tacit knowledge, skills and creativity of your workforce.
  • Involve employees affected by new technology in its procurement and implementation to reduce avoidable obstacles and mistakes.
  • Upskill people to manage technologies in house and to take on self-management roles associated with leaner and flatter organisational structures.

The programme involves two people from each organisation, both with a role in enabling or stimulating change. For each person, DAIC involves 8 days off-site over a 12 month period, combined with 2 days on-site facilitation, coaching and advice.

The programme is also supported by online interaction and bespoke e-learning resources via a closed Lab on the Fresh Thinking Labs platform.

Register your interest below: