We’ve all heard about how technology is changing the face of retail commerce. From in-app orders picked up in-store, to inventory management and ordering, to product scanning and cashier-less checkout, it seems like there is a tidal wave of cloud-based, phone-enabled, and crowd-sourced innovations to retail technology and the way customers shop.
It’s no wonder that many small and medium sized businesses not equipped to make large infrastructure and technological investments feel left out and worried about being able to compete with larger and better-funded competitors.
In this entertaining and interactive talk, Lee-Anne McAlear will highlight how to take successful innovative strategies from other industries that are also margin-thin and customer-dependent and make them work for small and medium-sized retail store business owners.
Change management and innovation specialist Leanne McAlear will teach you how to:
• Improve your business (of any size) through strategic innovation
• Understand the secrets of successful innovation
• Apply the lessons learned from “the big guys” to your business, regardless of size
• Put a plan together to help you get started tomorrow on improving your business results
Practically every company innovates and, while we would love to believe that innovation is not a messy business, we know better. Most executives will freely admit that their innovation engine doesn’t hum the way they want it to. In this dynamic and interactive talk, Lee-Anne will describe the ways successful organizations create a reliable, strategically focused innovation function.
Walk the hall of any organization, stop almost any employee and ask them for three ideas that they believe would improve productivity or engagement or growth and stand back. Employees are idea-machines! Ideas are not the problem. The bigger question is how do we access that huge creative potential? Using cases, examples and in-room experiences, Lee-Anne will give you some hands-on ideas on how to best access employee creativity and deliver innovation.
People can be managed; change cannot. Change is supported, accelerated, resisted or led; but it is NEVER managed. It is by its very nature a non-linear, turbulent business. Change is a creative process. Leading change demands that a team leap into an ‘unpredictable’ future where nothing is certain. It requires a foundation of thoughtful planning, an understanding of the transitional process and, if it is to succeed, heightened creative awareness and action.