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BSBSTR801 Lead innovative thinking and practice

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This comprehensive unit focuses on fostering innovation and creativity within an organisation. It begins with the identification and analysis of trends that shape current and future thinking and practice. Techniques and tools are introduced to generate innovative ideas, and creative thinking techniques are promoted. Extensive research is conducted on conditions, drivers, and enablers of innovation. The unit also delves into leadership in innovative practices, emphasising the assessment and refinement of personal leadership styles that model positive innovation. Sustainable innovation requirements are determined, and methods for knowledge transfer and risk management are constructed and implemented.

Creating a culture of innovation is another crucial aspect, involving the introduction and promotion of innovative practices, communication and resource allocation for innovation processes, and the development of strategies and systems that support innovation. Sustainability of innovative thinking and practice is addressed through ongoing awareness, barrier identification, performance analysis, feedback seeking, and adaptive changes.

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What Will You Learn?

  • ๐Ÿ“ Research Policy Frameworks: Conduct research on existing policy frameworks, regulations, and industry standards relevant to the organisation's operations.
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Analyse Policy Implications: Analyse the implications of proposed policies on organisational practices, stakeholders, and compliance requirements.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Formulate Policy Objectives: Develop clear and concise policy objectives that align with organisational goals, values, and legal obligations.
  • ๐ŸŽฏ Consult Stakeholders: Facilitate stakeholder consultations to gather input, feedback, and insights for informing the development of organisational policies.
  • ๐Ÿค Collaborate with Key Departments: Collaborate with key departments and functional areas within the organisation to ensure policy alignment and coherence across all levels.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ Review Policy Drafts: Review and refine policy drafts based on stakeholder feedback, regulatory requirements, and best practices in policy development.
  • ๐Ÿš€ Implement Policy Changes: Develop implementation plans and communication strategies to effectively roll out new policies and procedures across the organisation.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Monitor Policy Compliance: Establish mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating policy compliance, including regular audits, reviews, and performance assessments.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก Promote Policy Awareness: Implement training programs and awareness campaigns to educate employees about new policies, their rationale, and expected outcomes.
  • ๐ŸŒฑ Facilitate Continuous Improvement: Foster a culture of continuous improvement by soliciting feedback, reviewing policy effectiveness, and making adjustments as necessary to enhance organisational performance and compliance.

Course Content

Generate innovative thinking and creativity
This topic focuses on fostering innovative thinking and creativity. It involves identifying and analyzing trends influencing an organization's current and future thinking. Techniques and tools are employed to generate ideas and facilitate creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques are introduced and promoted. Extensive research is conducted to understand the conditions for innovation and factors influencing innovative thinking and creativity, including the study of innovation drivers and enablers.

Lead innovative practices
This topic focuses on leading innovative practices. It includes assessing one's leadership style to ensure it encourages innovation, refining practices supporting innovation, promoting sustainable innovative activities, facilitating knowledge transfer among stakeholders, and managing risks associated with innovation.

Support a culture of innovation
This topic focuses on nurturing a culture of innovation within an organization. It involves identifying, introducing, and promoting innovative practices, processes, and products, aligning them with organizational needs. It establishes methods to capture and share innovative ideas, encourages team communication and development for innovation, provides necessary resources, applies strategies to foster an innovation-friendly workplace culture, and implements systems and processes that support innovation.

Sustain innovative thinking and practice
This topic focuses on sustaining innovative thinking and practices within an organisation. It involves developing strategies to integrate innovation into organisational activities, monitoring processes to ensure awareness of contributions, identifying and mitigating potential barriers and risks, analysing innovation performance for improvement, seeking feedback from stakeholders, and making necessary changes to enhance innovative thinking and practices based on feedback received.

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