Inspire People to Dissolve Diversity

Guest blogger: John Brooker, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, Managing Director of Yes! And. John is a former Senior Vice President of Visa, author of ‘Innovate to Learn, Don’t Learn to Innovate’ and Board Member of the Association for the Quality Development of Solution Focused Consulting and Training. This article suggests that people areContinue reading “Inspire People to Dissolve Diversity”

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Today’s learning landscape – how L&D is supporting democratisation, creativity & innovation, leadership & change

Guest blogger: Sue Parr, Head of Executive Education at The Open University Business School looks at the business challenges behind the buzzwords. This content first appeared on HR Magazine, an online HR publication for people-focused, forward-thinking, business leaders who want insight into, and examples of, business-contextualised HR to develop high-performing organisations. Many managers are recognisingContinue reading “Today’s learning landscape – how L&D is supporting democratisation, creativity & innovation, leadership & change”

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New behavioural finance software launched

Professor Mark Fenton O’Creevy, Associate Dean (International Strategy) at The Open University Business School, gave a speech at the launch event on 12 March 2014 for a new software program aimed at improving fund managers performance by identifying how behavioural biases affect trading. Described as a behavioural finance thought leader, Professor Fenton O’Creevy commented thatContinue reading “New behavioural finance software launched”

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Innovation quarter summary report

To conclude the Business Perspectives innovation quarter, we have created a summary report that offers diverse ideas and insights about innovation – a snapshot of perspectives from around the globe. We invite you to download and share the report and please send us any comments.  We will create a similar summary report following the strategyContinue reading “Innovation quarter summary report”

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Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t

Guest blogger: Sarah Platts, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, Change Consultant at FreshNetworks Innovation is a common topic of debate and strategy in most businesses (be they new or well established). In the current economic climate, and with the huge potential of the likes of social media data, brands are increasingly looking at innovationContinue reading “Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t”

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First event hailed a big success

Did you miss the inaugural Business Perspectives event at the Cumberland Hotel in London last week? Do not despair as we intend to bring highlights and insights from the day at a webinar on 4th December. Full details of the webinar and how to sign up will be posted here shortly. The event itself wasContinue reading “First event hailed a big success”

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Innovation or innovators?

David Harrison, Managing Partner of True Potential LLP, The Open University MBA alumnus Edited transcript of Business Perspectives Video: Innovation or innovators? “Most of the organisations I see, they train everybody” “I have observed first hand that it’s about selection. I’m not necessarily a nature versus nurture addict if you like, but if I was,Continue reading “Innovation or innovators?”

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Bounded Innovation – the limitations of organisational reality

Guest blogger:  Fiona Beukes, The Open University MBA, UK Marketing specialist, BNY Mellon   Innovation in some respects is like the Holy Grail of business – How do you do it: disruptive or continuous? How do you foster it in your organisation: Incentives? Creative downtime? Hire the right talent? Although these are obviously worthy avenues toContinue reading “Bounded Innovation – the limitations of organisational reality”

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