Tuesday, 24 March 2009

HR Recession and Training funding

We had a great time today at The Hospital Private Members Club hosting a round table discussion with 18 HR Leaders on How HR Can Add Value in the Recession. We will be posting the outcome of our debate over the next few days. We were delighted to be working with our partners Consult HR - the number one go to name in HR Recruitment. Check out www.consult-hr.co.uk

And don't forget our Leadership Training at ICA next week. It's specifically for SME's and there is £1000 of Govt funding available

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Monday, 23 March 2009

HR adding value in a recession

Tomorrow, we at The Innovation Beehive, are hosting a breakfast for 18 HR Leaders. Are topic of discussion is "How HR can add value in a Recession".

Our thoughts are:

Bee Clear on who you are - go back to your Vision - do the milestones still work?
Bee Close to your Customer - monitor the changing habits of your consumer and react
Bee Distinctive - shout out, loud and proud, about why the customer should chose YOU
Bee Inclusive - keep communicating with your staff and use them to come up with solutions
Bee Creative - part time working, flexi contracts, extended holidays - all choices before redundancy
Bee Aware of Energy Zappers - ruthless cut out the cynics in your organisation
Have Your Hive in Order - know your legal stuff

We will report back with the results of the discussion.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Food and thought

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A dining experience and intelligent conversation

Thinking about thinking

A great edition of World Business News last night on BBC World Service including an interview with Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, on Design Led Thinking

Check it out:


Monday, 16 March 2009

"The key defence against the recession is ideas"
Maurice Levy, Chief Executive of Publicis Group
The Guardain, March 16th

Dream, Explore Discovver at the ICA

Don't forget our programme, run in conjunction with the Institute of Contemporary Art and Kiss The Frog Now ,"Dream, Explore, Discover".


Developing the Innovators of Tomorrow

Last week MOK delivered his first class as a guest lecturer to the first year students on the MA in Innovation Management at Central St Martins.

"The main focus for the talk was how to build a sustainable innovation culture in an organisation. I talked about the importance of Vision, Relentless Communication, Leadership, Environment and Talent Management. It seemed to go down well and there were lots of questions and follow on emails"

We plan to be back at St Martins again this term, so watch this space!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Website almost ready!

'The Innovation Beehive' site will be up and running this week!

stay posted for more information!

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