July OD Cafe – How to manage innovation

As leaders and managers in businesses we know Innovation has become imperative, not a choice – but how do we manage innovation? Is there a difference between being a great manager and being a great manager of innovation? How do we take innovation from the presentation screen into everyday working life, and make it stick?

Telling people in your teams or organisations that innovation is important is not that difficult, but showing, walking the talk, and acting in a way that takes people along is a huge challenge. For instance (and this is a difficult one): in order to innovate we have to experiment, which requires failure – but how often do managers openly talk about their failures? If we are successful in making innovation work, how do we keep that machine well-oiled? How do we constantly celebrate victories of innovation and the innovator to motivate, without it becoming a box we tick?

These will be some of the topics and questions we will explore at our café on the 26th of July – please be brave and join us!


Cafe Details

Date:  26 July 2017

Time: 7H30 for 8H00 am

Venue: WorldsView™ Academy
WorldsView House
150 Kelvin Drive
Woodmead, Sandton

Cost: No charge, but we do need confirmation of numbers for catering purposes, so book your seat now!

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