Success in the Innovation Age:

Navigating Change (NEW for 2018)

Success in the Innovation Age: Navigating Change (NEW for 2018)

We’ve entered a new economy where technology transforms and the strategies for future success are changing like never before. After 30+ years of facilitating planning for clients across sectors, helping organizations meet growing needs in better ways, Jim’s Better Benefit focus helps guide technical choice and improves implementation, minimizing the disruption of change. With a background developing new products, including international software, Jim tracks trends to make sense of solutions. Biotech, Blockchain, AI and Big Data will transform processes, leading to new forms of predictable workplace stressors. Experience facilitating work design applied to the seven start-ups Jim has founded proves that technology must be evaluated in human terms and a Culture of Thanks thrives. Jim will share lessons learned across sectors showcasing how to better navigate and lead change effectively.

 

Speech Outcomes:

  • Audience members gain insight into the Innovation Age where all work is transforming, recognizing it will cause growing workplace stress in predictable ways. There are also more opportunities than ever before to improve client satisfaction.
  • Understanding that all change produces both good and bad results enables new planning models, leading to greater potential to implement change successfully.
    For example, conducting a SWOT Analysis to lead a planning session creates resistance to change.
  • From blockchain to cryptocurrencies the technical details of new technologies are overwhelming, but by understanding the better benefits of each of these underpinnings of the Innovation Age, an appreciation of their potential makes evaluation and acquisition more reliable.
  • Decision made, implementing technology often leads from disruption to the Dark Night of the Innovator. Lessons across sectors and from Jim’s own businesses provide advice to better lead change. His work across Canada supporting Clusters point to regional lessons learned creating Innovation Networks.