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Mothers of Invention: Episode 6 – Have we learnt from COVID-19?

In this episode, we hear the group discuss the opportunity to become more human-centred in our approach to business, how the pandemic has impacted leadership and inclusion culture, and whether the pandemic has made us more authentic – and that’s just the first five minutes!

Now that life as we know it has been thrown out of the window, can we begin to make the unimaginable happen? Can we keep our ‘diversity of perspective’ and continue to look at life differently once we go back to normal? Can we get better at prioritising our time, or will we fall back into old habits?

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Mothers of Invention: Episode 5 – The Future of Work

In this episode, we hear the group discussing the future of work, and how their businesses and clients responded to the sudden reality of everyone working from home.

Now this is our new normal, how will businesses take advantage of the opportunities – such as the ability to recruit people from across the world – while balancing it with the need to provide staff with the right support and training opportunities?

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Unblocking Innovation: Paving the Way for Strategic Change and Transformation

On Tuesday 27th October 2020, Solverboard took part in the virtual Business Change & Transformation Conference, hosting a panel discussion with three experts in business strategy: Katherine Allan, Founder of KSK Consulting; Cris Beswick, Co-founder of Outcome; and Arend Welmers, CEO of Ninety Days.

In this session, we consider the relationship between innovation, transformation and change management, and offer potential solutions to five common innovation blockers…

  • Fear of failure
  • Conflicting goals
  • Lack of innovation skills
  • No definition of what innovation is
  • Disagreement over who owns innovation

Moderator: Aaron Slater, Head of Marketing at Solverboard

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Mothers of Invention: Episode 4

Charlie Widdows hosts a chat about the role of communication in creating an effective innovation culture. Guests include (in order of appearance):

  • Marissa Ellis, Founder at Diversily
  • Philippa Haynes, Brand Strategy Expert
  • Aimee Skinner, Innovation Manager at Bristol Water (at time of recording)
  • Cecilia Thirlway, Strategic Communications Advisor
  • Nick Parker, Chair at the RSA
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Innovation Blockers Report 2020

Now more than ever, businesses cannot afford to have blocks or obstacles to innovation. This 2020 report looks at what the most problematic blockers are, and gives you all the information you need on how to successfully overcome them.

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Mothers of Invention: Episode 3

A group of innovation managers, consultants, and specialists have a weekly chat hosted by Solverboard. This week the group begins to tackle the topic: redefining innovation in a post-pandemic world.

Featuring: Charlie Widdows, Aaron Slater, Bastiaan Saris, Aimee Skinner, Nick Parker, Katherine Allan, Cecilia Thirlway, James Snelgrove, Marc Woodland

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Mothers of Invention: Episode 2

Every week during lockdown we've caught up with innovation managers, consultants, and specialists who are supporting their businesses and clients to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

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Innovation Blockers Report 2019

While building our platform, we talked to countless innovation professionals about the struggles they face on a daily basis. There were five blockers that came up time and time again. So we asked four innovation experts for their opinions on how to deal with these ‘innovation blockers.’

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Mothers of Invention: Episode 1

A group of innovation managers, consultants, and specialists have a weekly chat hosted by Solverboard. This week we meet some of the regular members and begin to hear how they are coping with the Covid-19 crisis.

Featuring: Charlie Widdows, Nick Dean, James Snelgrove, Nick Parker, Cris Beswick, Katherine Allan, Steven Kainth, Philippa Haynes, Aimee Skinner, Aaron Slater