Innovation in a Time of Crisis
About this Event
This talk will focus on steps business owners and leaders can take to innovate their business through the current crisis so that they can emerge stronger and more focused than before.
In times of crisis our first response might be fight or flight, but for longer-term success we need to give ourselves the opportunity to step back, re-evaluate and innovate our business.
· Understand different forms of innovation and how they can be leveraged in a time of crisis
· Have a clearer picture of the role of the leader in creating the context for innovation
· Understand the challenge of risk, failure and constraints in innovation
· Consider their own innovation resilience during the current crisis
· Evaluated the key elements of an innovation strategy for their business
Established in 2017, Strategic Innovation Partners works to help leaders and organisations focus on redefining where they want to go, what it is they offer and how they are going to get there. We focus on strategy and innovation with a particular emphasis on people, teams, leadership and collaboration. Our clients range from Irish SMEs to leading multinationals and state agencies, including: Salesforce, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Tesco, Accenture, Bank of Ireland, Zurich Insurance, Tesco, Three, Enterprise Ireland, SOLAS, Screen Ireland, Galway Film Fleádh, Irish School of Motoring.
Laurence Knell has over 20 years’ experience working in the consultancy, technology and transportation sectors in Ireland, Europe and Australia, delivering organizational change, strategic realignment and innovation. He is a director of Strategic Innovation Partners, a Dublin-based consultancy, and a co-founder of Brain for Business, an initiative bringing together practical insights from the world of behavioural and brain science to deliver better business practice and outcomes. Laurence has published numerous articles on innovation and is the author an MBA text book on creativity and innovation. He recently published a report on Innovation Capability Development in Ireland funded by Skillnet Ireland and Trainers’ Learning Skillnet. Laurence teaches MBA and MSc programmes with The Open University, Trinity College Dublin and the IMI.