David J Hall has been a practicing Chief Executive for 20 years; a Chartered Engineer, he holds a PhD from Cambridge University Department of Materials Science (1984) and an MBA through the Open University (1995). Since 1984 he has worked in a range of manufacturing, service and technology transfer organisations, holding positions in engineering, marketing and manufacturing management.
A passion for creativity and innovation, and a pursuit of the perfect culture, provide a common thread throughout David’s career to date. David argues we are all inherently good at generating useful ideas – but there are occasions when we need to think differently, to introduce novelty into our problem solving, and we all find this inherently difficult.
A high energy, engaging, motivational, inspirational speaker he is focused on getting the best out of people, releasing potential and culture transformation. He believes if you get the “people thing” right, then quality products and service will follow, with profits/value to match.
Innovation and Creativity – Novel and Useful – Wild and Valuable – Disruptive Innovation
HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE – IT’S MORE SYSTEMATIC AND MORE VALUABLE THAN YOU THINK
A passion for creativity and innovation, and a pursuit of the perfect culture, provide a common thread throughout David’s career to date. We are all inherently good at generating useful ideas – but there are occasions when we need to think differently, to introduce novelty into our problem solving, and we all find this inherently difficult.
The world is changing at an ever-increasing pace, and yet the mental models that we use for decision making are based upon experiences in the past. Such models are therefore increasingly outdated, and we need to find new ways of thinking to maintain a competitive advantage. However, simply acknowledging a need to “think differently” is only part of the story – and the real challenge is to assist all staff to understand the things that anchor our behaviours to these outdated models of reality.
David’s workshop will challenge members to break free of traditional thinking that traps them within the world of “more of the same” and show them the strategic benefits of adopting creative thinking within the culture of their business, an understanding of the blockages that operate within the mind of all individuals that effectively block creativity and a practical and systematic approach to introduce creativity into the culture of their business.
Disruptive innovation creates new market and value networks and eventually disrupts them, displacing established market leading firms, products and alliances. It’s a key source of strategic advantage for firms that are fleet of foot and a danger for competitors that struggle to respond quickly to change. Case studies abound from the impact of the Apple iPod on the Sony Walkman, Digital cameras on Kodak film to the current challengers of Uber who are disrupting more than taxi drivers and Airbnb who rent out more rooms than all other hotel companies.
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