Workplace Innovation in Scotland: Driving Productivity and Embedding Equity

A learning workshop from the Economic Development Association Scotland and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute


Tuesday 30 May, 2 – 4.30pm

SUII Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Refreshments provided

£25 + VAT EDAS Member / £50 + VAT Non-Members [Join to gain member rate]

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This event explores the Scottish approach to workplace innovation – what the concept means; the potential benefits for organisations and employees; how workplace transformation can help achieve economic and social policy goals; and the policy levers available in Scotland to aid the transition to the workplace of the 21st century.

According to a recent research project supported by SUII, collaborative workplace innovation can improve business/organisational outcomes, benefit individuals, and help improve competitiveness while tackling inequality. Such practices are of great interest at the international level and to the Scottish Government.

EDAS and SUII invite you to join expert speakers, practitioners and case study presenters to learn about how we can all support workplace innovation to the benefit of Scotland’s economy and society. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn about this important topic and network with members of the economic development community from across sectors!

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Charlie Woods, Director, SUII & Vice-Char, EDAS

Introduction and Overview of Workplace Innovation.

Clare Alexander, Head of Workplace Innovation, Scottish Enterprise 

The Scottish policy approach and enterprise benefits of workplace innovation.

Dr Colin Lindsay, Reader in Human Resource Management, Strathclyde Business School

'What works' in workplace innovation: lessons from the SUII-supported programme Progressive and creative practice for workplace innovation

Francis Stuart, Research and Policy Adviser, Oxfam Scotland 

Workforce and societal benefits of workplace innovation - findings emerging from the Oxfam-University of the West of Scotland-University of Warwick research project on Decent Work in Scotland.

Case study speakers:

Claire Carpenter, Founder and Managing Director, The Melting Pot

Presenting The Melting Pot in Edinburgh as a case of co-working and work-space innovation: promoting shared working and learning among self-employed, micro and social enterprises. Visit The Melting Pot for more.