The workplace innovation movement comes to Bristol

The growing Europe-wide drive for businesses and other organisations to build a culture of innovation and to enhance performance and employee well-being is to be explored at a Bristol workshop in early December.

The event is being led by Bristol based Business West and facilitated by Workplace Innovation Europe CLG (WIE), building on our international reputation for helping enterprises and their employees to improve performance and working lives though positive change in the workplace.

The workshop is aimed at senior and emerging leaders, managers, members of change teams and employee representatives in organisations from all sectors who are looking to learn from the experiences of others and take on new ideas that will help to sustain the process of change.

Dr Peter Totterdill

Dr Peter Totterdill
Co-Founder of WIE

The question we are posing at this interactive workshop is – how can you drive business growth by unleashing and developing the full potential of your entire workforce?

Delegates will get an insight into how a growing number of successful companies throughout Europe are building cultures of innovation that use and develop the knowledge, skills and experience of employees at every level to boost business performance – and how this helps them become employers of choice.

Dr Peter Totterdill

Rosemary Exton
Director of WIE

We will in part be playing Devil’s advocate by discussing what gets in the way of innovation and achieving a high performance work environment, before learning from the experiences of others about how an innovation culture can be created through people-centred change.

Crucially, participants will be able to identify practical actions to take back to their own workplace, discover what tools are available to them in order to implement new ideas, and the ongoing support they can expect from Business West and the experts at Workplace Innovation Europe.

Participants will also gain a practical understanding of how emotional intelligence can enhance their effectiveness as change leaders from an insightful session led by qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and WIE expert, Natalie Wilkie.