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Is #8 Wire Solutions Innovative Enough for NZ Business?

Is #8 Wire Solutions Innovative Enough for New Zealand Business?

Innovation is one major key for the future of any business. Innovation requires finding new solutions and new ways of thinking about what next.

Most business owners and managers and leaders understand the need for innovation but have yet to develop the skills. Number eight wire is useful but is it enough to create solid economic drivers for the future of New Zealand businesses.

Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw says NO!

Based on her PhD research into creative problem-solving, Dr Yashin-Shaw believes Australian and New Zealand businesses need new ways of thinking and new skill sets.

And having worked with major business and government throughout Australia, she knows that the successful ones create the culture, conditions, mindsets and systems to allow innovation to flourish and stop stagnation and negativity in business.

Everyone talks about leadership but Dr Yashin-Shaw talks about engaging people in finding innovative ways to move forward.

Imagine a team that is self-reliant, self-reflective and open to new ideas. In business that is dollars to the bottom line.

Imagine your team helping your business or department work more effectively and efficiently.

In business it is often simple things that stop innovation; a form that is too complicated, a follow-up not completed or a pile-up of manual notes that get lost in the shuffle and never result in actions.

In the second decade of the Twenty First century, we need a new style of leadership and a new skillset according to Dr Yashin-Shaw. Success needs to harness the collective cognitive and creative resources of people if the business wants to ensure profitability, adaptability and longevity.

Success in business is about understanding the difference between leading innovation and leading for innovation and it is about knowing how to create an agile, autonomous workforce, adept at problem-solving and committed to life-long learning.

Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw will be in Auckland in April 2014 to meet with a major client who is a world leader in innovative products and operations. On April 10th, she will be offering a three hour workshop at Ellerslie Conference Centre sponsored by Budz Business Services. Bookings are essential to learn the essential skills to take your business into the next decade of the 21st century. Participation in the workshop is possible by contacting Budvietas.com Ltd.

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