Creative Workplace Group
Met Office Creative Workplace Group meeting. Read more about it here.
Organisational improvement happens in creative workplaces.
Creativity is an everyday behaviour with employees actively encouraged to contribute ways of improving the organisation through new products and business streams or better ways of working.
The Creative Workplace Group
The Creative Workplace Group has been established as a small, closed network of inspiring organisations from different sectors, each committed to building creative, versatile and productive places to work and to sharing experiences and problems with other members.
Discover for yourself what really works
Quarterly Creative Workplace meetings will each be hosted by group members, providing opportunities to visit a diverse range of workplaces and to focus on issues such as:
- methods for stimulating creativity
- making teams innovative
- change ‘entrepreneurs’ and ‘guerrillas’
- leadership and senior management buy-in
- overcoming resistance
- building a sustainable momentum
Joining the Creative Workplace Group gives you automatic membership of Fresh Thinking Labs, the International Open Source Movement for Workplace Innovation. Membership provides you with access to a growing international community of enterprises including an online forum and personalised introductions to other members based on shared interests and experience.
The aim is to enable visitors to act as critical friends, immersing themselves as widely as possible in the culture and practice of the host organisation so that they can identify positive achievements and bring their own knowledge and experience to bear on current challenges. The host will identify one or two dilemmas or problems that they would like the visitors to address.
Delegates will receive a full Case Report and a Creative Workplace Resource Pack.
Key points of a Creative Workplace visit:
- Visits will take place between 09.30 and 16.00 starting with coffee and informal networking on arrival.
- An initial orientation session will last for no more than an hour and include presentations by UK WON and by the host – focussing specifically on issues relating to staff involvement in innovation and improvement.
- This will be followed by a short planning session in which the visitors will identify the key questions and issues that they wish to explore during the day.
- Visitors will be able to talk informally to as many different staff as possible.
- During the afternoon the visitors will prepare their feedback, including ppt.
- The feedback session will take place between 15.00 and 16.00 and will be addressed to an appropriate panel of staff from the host organisation
The Creative Workplace Group will be facilitated by Professor Peter Totterdill, an international expert, consultant, national and EU policy advisor and passionate advocate for better ways of working.
For more details, including cost, contact Peter or register here.